"You want to get off the train before they push you off," said Evans in an interview with The New York Times, which wrote that Evans has "no plans to return to the franchise," having filmed, back to back, Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4. (Although he will be filming reshoots this fall.) This ties in with Evans' contract, which will no longer bind him to further Marvel films after the May 2019 follow-up to Infinity War.
Evans first appeared as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Cap for his 2011 solo film Captain America: The First Avenger. Now, after seven strenuous years of playing the noble Avengers leader, he's ready to lay down his shield (again). But this time, it may be for good.
"When I think about the times that I’m happiest, it’s not on a movie set,” continued Evans. "I’ve stopped thinking about my trajectory, or my oeuvre, or whatever pretentious word you want to use. I’m just following whatever I feel creatively hungry for."
Of course, just because Evans plans not to return to the MCU doesn't necessarily mean Cap will die either. He could end up retiring as a superhero and leaving the younger generation to take over as well. Only time will tell. And for us, it's about a month away. Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theaters on April 27.