Captain America star Chris Evans knows too well how to play with fans emotions. As if his revelation about quitting Captain America after the last two Avengers movies was not enough he dropped another bomb, this time a bigger one, when he revealed that even before he’ll hang his boots it’s Marvel Cinematic Universe’ poster boy Robert Downey Jr who’ll hang his as The Invincible Iron Man/Tony Stark. Talking to USA Today, he very candidly revealed, “Downey is far closer to reaching that point where he may walk away. And I don’t know how you replace Downey as Tony Stark. I don’t know who else can touch that.” Well that’s the most we’ve heard of someone talking about the elephant in the room. And as a fanboy, I know It’s inevitable but it’s very hard to let that sink in.
In fact, Robert Downey Jr, with whom it all started in 2008’s Iron Man, has played the superhero in quite a few number of films. He’ll be seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avenger: Infinity War and Avengers 4. So it’ll be up to him, whatever he’s gonna do with the role after that as he just turned 52, so age too is not on his side.
Talking about his own plan as being Captain America, looked like Chris Evans has made his peace with it as he discussed about fans uproar after he resigns as the first avenger. “Bless those people. My mother will be leading that fan base,” said Chris Evans
He further continued, “I’d be lying if I said it wouldn’t be hard for me.” Adding, “But the passing of time and the passing of torches is part of the experience. Nothing lasts forever. There’s a beauty in that departure, even if it can be sad at times. It’s also joyful.”
“I’ve had a great run. Superheroes are reinventable entities, like Batman or even James Bond. These movies find new incarnations and new ways to tell the story. I am all for it,” said Chris Evans. “However they want to proceed after Avengers 4, it’s really up to them. I walk away with no regrets and endlessly thankful.”
He also spoke in detail about what he is not gonna miss as Captain America, his comments were something similar to what Hugh Jackman said about being Wolverine, “When you’re creeping on 36, working out is a little bit harder. Not impossible, but it just gets a little bit more daunting.” He laughed about his probable look post-Captain America. “I’m just going to get fat. Potato chips, ice cream before bed. It’s like, ‘Guess what, everyone!’ “