Steve Rogers’ Captain America was properly introduced for the first time in Captain America: The First Avenger back in 2011, and since then he’s appeared in five Marvel films, all the way up to this year’s Captain America: Civil War. But as we all know, Cap threw in the towel – or shield – by the end of the film, and basically relinquished the titled of Captain America. What does that mean for the future of Captain America films? Doe this mean Chris Evans’ Cap is done appearing in his own movies? Not quite, but according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, that doesn’t mean somewhere down the line, it couldn’t happen.
While speaking to Collider about the state of the Captain America film’s future, Feige share his thoughts on what could happen in future films in the franchise based on the comics:
“It’s a good question and if we look back at the comic books as our inspiration and as the well from which this all springs, then the answer is ‘no.’… I’m not saying we’ll do it in the movie but I’ve read Captain America comics that don’t have Steve Rogers in them.”
So basically it’s a possibility somewhere further down the road, but no time soon. That’s kind of what we expected. If they really plan to stick to the comics as their main source of inspiration, then we could probably expect Anthony Mackie’s Falcon or Sebastian Stan’s Bucky to eventually take up the mantle, since that’s what their comic counterparts did. But again, that’ll be a while from now. Chris Evans has said multiple times that he wants to keep playing the role for a while, but obviously there’s going to be a time when his time as the Star-Spangled Hero come to an end. His reign as the character has been well received, but his contract with Marvel isn’t getting any longer at the moment, but until it runs out, it Steve Rogers is here to stay.
Marvel Release Dates:
Doctor Strange: November 4th
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2: May 5th, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming: July 7th, 2017