Evans addressed his tweet, which he posted on Oct. 4, over the weekend at ACE Comic Con in Chicago, after some had interpreted him as revealing that Captain America’s days were numbered in the film.
“I should clarify that, 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,” Evans explained, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
In his original message, Evans is sentimental and heartfelt as he reflects on eight years of playing Captain America, which has culminated with Avengers 4. He called it “an emotional day,” and it has the same kind of tone that you tend to see from actors saying goodbye to TV characters they’ve embodied for several years. (Which, as Evans noted, he has.) And even if he doesn’t remember much about what he was doing on set that day, the day itself held its own gravitas.
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
Saying goodbye to a character, however, doesn’t mean that that particular character has died; it just means that Evans is done playing Captain America. For those who’ve closely followed Evans, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. He’s already publicly said as much, having confirmed earlier this year that he was done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers 4.
But whether that means that Captain America dies before the end of Avengers 4 or he survives it and we leave the character in a place where more appearances aren’t necessary, is still something up for debate.
“That last day of filming really was a very emotional day,” Evans added. “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. I know it had a ripple effect, but I am neither confirming nor denying anything.”