One of the most traumatizing moments for this movie lover was the last 10 minutes of Avengers: Infinity War when--SPOILER ALERT!--Thanos snapped his fingers and half of the world's popular vanished into dust. Our intrepid heroes had lost, and the universe had perished. It was an emotional uppercut that I hadn't been prepared for. But now that horror of that moment pales in comparison to what happened yesterday on Twitter instead of the silver screen.
As if Americans weren't struggling with enough in this political climate, Chris Evans, AKA Marvel's Captain America, took to Twitter Thursday night to commemorate completion of filming of the fourth Avengers movie, which has long been rumored to be his last yielding his indestructible shield.
Evans writes, "Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful."
Ever since Evans and his extraordinary bod debuted as Steve Rogers, the formerly puny soldier with a heart of gold, in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, fans have fallen in love with Rogers' nobility, badassery, aloofness and glow up. In the last few years, Evans has become a crusader in his own right, speaking out against injustice, sexism and racism What's more? Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been hailed as one of the greatest superhero movies in history. All of this makes it hard to accept the reality that one of Marvel's youngest and biggest stars would tap out so soon.
After the devastating Avengers: Infinity War was released, it's been long believed that Cap will die in Avengers 4 and Evans tweet only caused those rumors to snowball. There are five stages and grief--SSG is still stuck in denial--and fans took to the interwebs to mourn.
The vibranium lining on this stormcloud is that Chris Evans will be available to do other movies, even action movies where he can swear. He has already signed on to star in crime series for Apple called Defending Jacob based on the novel by William Landay. According to TVGuide.com, he will play an assistant district attorney investigating the death of a teenager only to discover that his child might be the killer.
So hearts might be broken that Evans is walking away from one of the BAMF-iest superheroes committed to film, but he's not retiring from acting. And the only people who love making comebacks more than divas and crappy '90s TV shows are superheroes.