Chris Evans, the actor who portrayed Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, says that while he is interested in telling more stories about Steve Rogers, it doesn’t feel quite right to return to the role just yet.
Chris Evans: Too Early To Come Back as Steve Rogers
Evans commented during a panel at the C2E2 fan convention in Chicago, where he said that he is “very precious” about the role of Captain America and doesn’t want to mess it up in any way.
However, he did leave the door open, saying that there are more Steve Rogers stories to tell and that he would never say never to return to the role.
Evans played Captain America for eight years, starting with 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and ending with 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
In the latter film, his character gave the Captain America shield to Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson/Falcon, who is set to appear as the new Captain America in the upcoming Marvel film Captain America: New World Order.
Evans’ next project is the Apple action-comedy Ghosted, which is set to stream on April 21.
What the future holds for the Knives Out franchise and Ransom’s possible return
Evans also commented on his role in the 2019 film Knives Out, in which he played Ransom Drysdale. In the panel at C2E2, he was asked if Ransom might return in a potential Knives Out sequel.
While he couldn’t confirm any such thing happening, he offered an idea of how Ransom could reappear with an “elaborate plan to take down Benoit Blanc and Marta.”
Rian Johnson, the director of Knives Out, has previously confirmed that he is working on a sequel to the film, focusing on a new mystery and a new cast of characters.
While there is only one other Knives Out film confirmed to be in the pipeline, it seems possible the franchise could continue if the next film strikes a similar chord with audiences.
So far, only one character has carried over to other films in the Knives Out universe: Benoit Blanc, who reappeared in the 2022 Netflix sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
However, the rest of the cast for Glass Onion consisted of newcomers, including Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, and Kate Hudson.
While the Knives Out series has not set a precedent for having other characters return, Ransom’s return may be a tempting hook for Knives Out 3. Because it may be capping off a trilogy should Netflix not renew its interest in the franchise, Johnson may consider Evans’ enthusiasm while shaping the next story.
For now, fans of Chris Evans will have to wait and see what the future holds for his various roles, but it seems clear that he remains interested in telling compelling stories on the big and small screens.