Captain America actor Chris Evans has been cagey about whether he'd return to playing Steve Rogers, but now he says "a lot of things would have to come together" to get him back behind the shield.
“You never say never. I love the character. I don’t know," Evans told his Avengers: Endgame co-star Scarlett Johansson in a session of Variety's Actors on Actors. “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," Evans continued. "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.”
"It was such a beautiful cathartic ending, and I loved that for Steve. I think he deserved that. It was all his happiness,” agreed Johansson.
“It’d be a shame to sour that,” Evans added. “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.”
Here's video of the conversation:
Johansson reprises her own role as Black Widow (who perished in Avengers: Endgame) for a titular solo film, due out in theaters May 1, 2020.