Chris Evan lays down his shield as Captain America after eight years

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Chris Evans bid farewell to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe as he retires from his iconic role as Captain America after a journey of eight years.

The actor took to Twitter on Thursday to announced that he has officially wrapped on Avengers 4, the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, and was “eternally grateful” to everyone for the memories.

He’s played Captain America in 10 films, starting with Captain America: The First Avenger, which was the fifth film in the MCU released in 2011.

Thirty-seven-year-old Evans went on the play the character in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War.

Other superheroes took to Twitter to react to Evan’s emotional goodbye.

Evans has been hinting for years that Avengers 4 would be his last appearance in the role.



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