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Chris Evans wraps Avengers 4, has officially hung up his Captain America shield

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Nov 11, 2019, 2:54 PM EST (Updated)

While the MCU doesn't seem to be going anywhere, the status of some of its core actors has been a topic of debate for some time. After all, some of them have been playing these characters for the better part of a decade.

Now, after announcing last March that Avengers 4 would be his last run at Captain America, Chris Evans took to Twitter earlier today to confirm it.

"Officially wrapped on Avengers 4," Evans wrote, who described it as "an emotional day to say the least." While reflecting on his eight-year run as the First Avenger, Evans thanked co-workers and fans for all the memories, signing off with "Eternally grateful."

Given the particularly high stakes of Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled follow-up, it seems that Rogers might meet his demise while trying to save the universe from Thanos, played by Josh Brolin. 

That doesn't necessarily mean Captain America will be out of the MCU for good. Another character could end up donning his shield in future installments. In the comics, both Bucky Barnes and Sam "Falcon" Wilson each took their own turns as Captain America. So it's entirely possible that the mantle could get passed down to Sebastian Stan or Anthony Mackie at some point.

Evans first brought his true-north earnestness to the role of Captain America back in 2011's The First Avenger, continuing his role in solo films The Winter Soldier and Civil War, as well as the first three Avengers movies, and a couple cameos in Thor: The Dark World and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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