Despite Captain America actor Chris Evans seemingly signalling his departure from the role with a heartfelt thank you to the cast, crew, and fans of the films, Avengers 4 co-director Joe Russo says Evans is "not done" as Captain America.
"I think it was more emotional for him than it was for us, mostly cause he’s not done yet," Russo told USA Today. "I don’t want to explain what I mean, but audiences will soon understand."
Given the secrecy surrounding Avengers 4, with even the actual title still unrevealed, it's possible there's a twist for Steve Rogers that could keep Evans in the MCU for another Avengers movie - something else Russo says Marvel may be considering, once the characters whose film rights are held by 21st Century Fox are available to Marvel Studios.
"It could be a little time, with the integration of Fox and all the Fox characters," Russo explained. "I haven’t talked to [Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige] directly about it, so I don’t know what his plans are. But my guess would be they’re gonna integrate some of the other characters and take their time doing that."
Here's the full video interview:
Interestingly, in another interview, the Russos confessed they'll be "taking a break from superhero movies" after the release of Avengers 4. However, when asked what could get them to return for more Marvel Studios films, Joe Russo had a quick answer - one that may hint at what's in store for the MCU.
"Not until they're ready to make Secret Wars."
Here's the clip:
Avengers 4 is due out in theaters May 3, 2019.