Evans had last played the iconic character in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
Last Updated: 04.46 AM, Jun 13, 2022
It's been almost three years since Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers passed on his iconic Captain America shield to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson. Mackie certainly had huge shoes to fill in the MCU indeed, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier provided him just the opportunity to do so. Recently, Evans opened up about what he thought of his Captain America ‘replacement’.
In conversation with Yahoo! Entertainment, Evans talked about how he felt there was no one better suited for the role than Mackie. “He honestly does it justice… I’m so proud of him,” said Evans.
The actor also talked about how excited he was to see the character’s future journey in the MCU as well. Regarding whether or not he ‘shed any tears’ about his MCU retirement, the actor said that he did tear up it was only by remembering the ‘sweet memories’ he had. Evans last portrayed Captain America in the 2019 film, Avengers: Endgame.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier saw Mackie’s first stint as Captain America in the MCU. The show also saw the return of Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes. Mackie’s performance in the mini series seemed to have been embraced by audiences and critics alike, with the show becoming one of the most watched titles on Disney+. The series, which is a part of Phase four of the MCU, can be streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
Meanwhile, Evans will next be seen in the animated film Lightyear, voicing the titular character. The actor is also a part of the Netflix film, The Gray Man, which also stars Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Dhanush.