‘Sam Wilson is Captain America,’ says Chris Evans as he supports Anthony Mackie, refutes rumours of returning back to MCU as the first Avenger


Chris Evans has cleared the air about Captain America and stood up for his co-actor. After an entertainment portal shared that Captain America  is in the works, the outlet announced that Anthony Mackie will be reprising his role as Sam Wilson and the film’s lead has not been cast fuelling speculation whether Evans would return to the role that he bid adieu to at the end of Avengers: Endgame. However, Evans set the record straight on Twitter on Saturday by responding to the article.

"Sam Wilson is Captain America," he wrote back to portal’s tweet. It appears that Evans who starred as Steve Rogers aka Captain America will not be picking up the shield again and announced Mackie’s role in the film. The portal had shared that Captain America has found its director in Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah.

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Evans was cast as Captain America since the first Marvel film about the superhero was release in 2011 in the form of Captain America: The First Avenger. In Avengers: Endgame Evans as Captain America hands over the shield to Mackie and returns to present after putting the Infinity Stone back in its timeline as an old man.

Meanwhile on the work front, Evans is looking forward to the release on The Gray Man on Netflix that also stars Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dhanush and is directed by the Russo Brothers. He has also been cast opposite Emily Blunt in Pain Hustlers.

 (Source: Twitter/The Hollywood Reporter)