Marvel Actor Says Captain America's Replacement Could Be a Woman
In early October, Chris Evans sent out a tweet announcing that he had officially wrapped filming on Avengers 4—then seemingly confirmed that he was done with Captain America forever. Once the initial fan freakout subsided, the speculation began about who could be Evans's replacement.
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 in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 4, 2018
Besides obvious choices like Bucky Barnes and The Falcon, one Marvel actor believes the next Captain America could very well be a woman. Frank Grillo, who played Brock Rumlow (a.k.a. Crossbones) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, spoke to Larry King about the possibility of replacing Evans's Captain.
“I don’t know, but there’ve been rumors that [the next] Captain America could be African American," Grillo stated. “It could be a woman. You know? So they’re looking.”
Although it seems all but confirmed that Avengers 4 will be Evans's last outing as the superhero, the actor did try and backtrack on his tweet, seemingly realizing the spoiler he dropped.
While at ACE Comic Con in Chicago, Evans told fans, "I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in some way a spoiler, and I should clarify that, regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would’ve tweeted the exact same thing."
“That last day of filming really was a very emotional day and it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies—this unbelievable tapestry—and you feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel, and I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude," Evans continued. "I know it had a ripple effect, but I am neither confirming nor denying anything."