Earlier in the week, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans stat down for Variety Studio: Actors on Actors where Scarlett asked Chris if he was open to coming back to Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future.
JOHANSSON: “Would you come back?”
EVANS: “To Marvel? You never say never. I love the character. I don’t know.”
“It’s not a hard no, but it’s not an eager yes either. There are other things that I’m working on right now. I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey. If you’re going to revisit it, it can’t be a cash grab. It can’t be just because the audience wants to be excited. What are we revealing? What are we adding to the story? A lot of things would have to come together.”
Chris also doesn’t seem to be terribly interested in souring the send-off they gave the character and passing the mantle over to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson (we’ll explore that in The Falcon & The Winter Soldier).
EVANS: “It’d be a shame to sour that. I’m very protective of it. It was such a precious time, and jumping onto the movie was a terrifying prospect to me. I said no a bunch of times, and there’s a million and one ways it could have gone wrong. It almost feels like maybe we should let this one sit.”
Evans is expected to voice Steve Rogers for the What-If series as his character is piloting a WWII era version of the Iron Man suit (likely built by Howard Stark) as Peggy Carter becomes Captain Carter.
Beyond that, we haven’t really had a definitive answer if we’d see Rogers again in a post-Endgame project.
While Mark Ruffalo has teased a desire to mentor younger heroes (Young Avengers/She-Hulk anyone?) he recently revealed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that Kevin Feige is open to exploring ideas of where the character could go and they could be meeting about that.
So there is a chance we might be seeing more Professor Hulk in the future.
You can watch that interview below.
Some of the Avengers deserve the rest and I think it would be a good idea to give newer heroes their shots.
A character like Professor Hulk could end up taking on the Nick Fury role for Young Avengers, which would be certainly fun to see.
SOURCE: VARIETY & THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT