Avengers: Endgame — Chris Evans jokes of Captain America’s fate


In a recent interview, Chris Evans made several, supposedly, teasing comments about the future of his character in Avengers: Endgame. But what is fact and what is fiction?

Speaking to The Hollywood ReporterChris Evans had a lot of jokes, but possibly also, a lot of theory fodder, to share about Captain America, his fate, and Avengers: Endgame as a movie.

Does Cap Live?

In response to being asked flat out whether Captain America dies, Evans had this to say:

"“It’s hard. Seeing my own death… It’s going to be a long movie, that’s for sure. The first edit clocked in over three hours. My funeral’s like an hour.”"

The article astutely notes that given that Evans has announced this is his final Marvel film, he is allowed to make these jokes without fear. But with the fate of so many characters up in the air, one has to wonder, is this really only sarcasm?

If Captain America had a funeral, it certainly might take an hour to get through, and the notion fits in with a comment made by Sebastian Stan during the Infinity War press tour, describing a scene which gathered together almost all of the film’s heroes. Though there could be many reasons, including some victorious, why characters would gather together, the thought certainly could evoke something funerary.

Does Tony kill Cap or does Cap kill Tony?

Evans also made a rather interesting comment about one possible way Captain America might die, citing it as a reason why he could not watch the film in its entirety.

"“After I die by Tony’s hand, I just said, You know what? I can’t watch this.”"

Though it sounds flippant, and perhaps was really the first thing that came to mind when Evans was reaching for a ridiculous scenario to describe, upon second look, the words are actually quite suspicious.

Ever since the audience learned how the soul stone’s power was able to be accessed, aka. a soul must be given to the stone, theories have been flying thick about what this means for the fate of our heroes. While Evans might be hoping readers will picture Civil War and leave it at that, the internet has been picturing Tony sacrificing himself for Steve/the world or vice versa for the better part of the last year.

This joke resonates just a little too closely to those theories to be dismissed outright. And perhaps, while Captain America might not die at Iron Man’s hand, the opposite could instead be true, giving Evans just enough leeway to spill the beans.

A Visual Spoiler

The only time Evans backtracks throughout the whole interview is when he says,

"“I can’t believe they even cut together a trailer because so much of it is a visual spoiler. You’ll see. A lot of the characters have—Probably shouldn’t have even said that.”"

But he did say it, which means it’s time to pick it apart.

So much is a visual spoiler, a lot of the characters have… what?

There’s only so many words that could complete the thought, but given the various powers of the infinity stones at play, at rumors of realm jumping and time travel, the word that seems to fit in the most here is, aged. 

After all, what could be a more intensely visual spoiler than that?

Although there will be no certainty about what Evans really spilled during his talk until the movie, one thing is for sure about Endgame. 

"“It’s a good one. It’s a real good one.”"

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Pack the tissues everyone and strap on in, Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters next month.