It turns out that Marvel's Studio Chief Kevin Feige is not immune to the idea of putting a close to Chris Evans' character Steve Rogers. While also continuing his legacy with a new face. For those diehard fans that understand the narrative of the man with the iconic shield, they will explain that indeed no less than 9 people have had the honor of "being" Captain America.
Feige's interview with Collider gave an insight into the studio's thinking. Opening up the possibility that they are not wedded to one portrayal from one actor as the torch could be passed down at some point.
Evans himself hinted back in 2014 that he could actually retire from acting altogether once his contract finishes up, lending many to speculate on the future of Rogers in the franchise.
No Steve Guarantees Beyond The Foreseeable Future
Asked if Evans must be a feature for Captain America to continue his journey, Feige gave no guarantees.
"It’s a good question and if we look back at the comic books as our inspiration and as the well from which this all springs, then the answer is 'no'," responded the chief. "I’m not saying we’ll do it in the movie but I’ve read Captain America comics that don’t have Steve Rogers in them."
Given the revelation by Evans that he is considering getting out of the Hollywood game for good, that might not be such a shock if they change directions.
Feige Not Closing Door On TV Marvel Making It To Cinematic Universe
The common consensus is that the Marvel movie world and television world should not mix, could mix, will not mix. But Kevin Feige has not got that memo, teasing the suggestion that down the track a crossover could develop.
"I think it’s extremely impressive what Netflix has done and it will be the same answer I always give, which is, 'It all depends on timing,' explained the head of the franchise. "It all depends on how to do it because I don’t think what anybody wants to do is have such important characters show up for one second. Black Panther and Spider-Man to me are the high bar in Civil War of how you can bring in new characters into something. Vision and Ultron, Wanda and Pietro in Ultron. And it takes a lot of screentime, and it takes a lot of work. Infinity War has a lot of people in it already. So it just depends on how we could figure it out."
The Avenging Defenders for a 2030 release anyone?