Sources Say Chris Evans Returning To ‘Captain America’ Role But He Says…NO?

A new report from Deadline claims Chris Evans is planning on reprising his role as Captain America in an upcoming movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The report states that it won’t be a ‘Captain America’ movie, but he will instead pop up in another Avengers’ standalone flick.

These insiders didn’t give any other details, so the report was basically, “We heard he might return to some Marvel movie sometime in the future.”

As the rumors spread online, Evans jumped on his Twitter account to write, “News to me,” with a shrug emoji attached to the tweet.

He didn’t say anything else on the report and Marvel has not commented on the speculation either.

It’s worth noting that Evans has a bunch of projects lined up that have nothing to do with Captain America. He will be voicing Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s ‘Lightyear‘ film, which is set to be released in 2022.

He will next star opposite Ryan Gosling in ‘The Gray Man,’ which will reunite him with his ‘Avengers’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo.

So yeah, he’s doing just fine outside the Marvel Universe.

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Opens With The Second-Biggest Opening Ever

We all knew the Avengers sequel was going to be huge, the only question was would it beat the all-time record set by the first film in the franchise back in 2012.

The answer is no. Marvel is obviously celebrating the great $187 million opening this weekend, but the Avengers: Age of Ultron just couldn’t top its predecessor. The first Avengers film still has the all-time record opening with its $207.4 million debut.

And while some people might claim this is a disappointment for Marvel Studios, we should remind you that the company is responsible for the three biggest film openings ever: Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Iron Man 3.

Of course, that list might change later this year, but for right now Marvel Studios is the clear winner. Disney’s head of distribution Dave Hollis had this to say about the successful opening weekend…

“We’re in rare air here. Having the second biggest opening weekend in the history of the movie business is always going to be something you walk away overwhelmingly happy with. The momentum of the brand for Marvel at this point is really something to take a step back and admire.”

Their box office success is truly impressive. I know people like to complain (myself included) about all the sequels and huge franchises taking over Hollywood, but this is obviously what the audience wants to watch.

I actually watched Age of Ultron yesterday afternoon and there were at least six trailers shown before the film. There wasn’t one original story out of the six.

Disappointing? Sure. Surprising? Not at all.