Chris Evans quit the Captain America position more than three years ago. It may as well have been a lifetime ago at this point. With the release of his new Disney Pixar film Lightyear just around the horizon, the actor has been thrust back into the limelight. Of course, this raises a slew of issues about the mantle he left behind in the MCU.
He was recently asked what he thought of Anthony Mackie taking up the responsibility. The actor said that “[Mackie] honestly gives it justice” and that he is “very proud of him.”
However, someone other than Mackie has taken up a Vibranium shield in his absence: Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter. She was most recently seen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as a member of Earth-838’s Illuminati.
So, what does the guy behind Steve Rogers think about his (fictional) love playing that position in an other timeline?
Evans’ Reaction to Atwell’s New Job
Chris Evans was questioned about Hayley Atwell’s live-action comeback as Captain Carter in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in an interview with MTV News.
Evans described Atwell as “ideal for it,” adding that he “couldn’t be happier for her” for her Marvel return:
“Yes, that’s correct. No, I haven’t seen it yet, but I have heard about it. I mean, she’s ideal for it. I mean, she’s honestly one of the greatest actors I’ve ever worked with and one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. So I couldn’t be more pleased for her.”
Chris Evans may be a little out of touch.
It’s a shame that some of these major stars don’t stick around for the franchises they left in their free time, even if it was a defining part of their lives for a decade.
Evans, though, may not be fully in the dark considering his earlier remarks regarding Anthony Mackie taking up the shield.
The same can be said about Ewan McGregor, who claimed to have detached himself from the whole Star Wars saga for over a decade. He wasn’t even aware of the fan base’s affection for him until lately, before coming on for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
At the end of the day, it’s a brutal reminder that the individuals who bring these characters to life may not care nearly as much about their worlds as many of the fans do. Hopefully, Evans will feel compelled to revisit the world he once called home. Maybe when the Russo Brothers call and ask him to return for Secret Wars?
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be available on Disney+ on June 22.