The Russo Brothers shared the emotional moment on Twitter and wrote, “Much love and respect to you sir. What an amazing run.” Evans’ tribute featured the call for “cut,” followed by a round of applause and hugs from members of the crew who were closest to him. With Evans wearing Captain America’s battle suit, it looks like his final days were spent filming the climactic battle with Thanos outside the Avengers Compound.
Fans were promised there would be some major Avengers departures in Endgame, and while Evans had already revealed the fourth Avengers would be his last, he really wasn’t joking.
The Russos’ quarantine watch party celebrated the one-year anniversary of Endgame‘s theatrical release and saw input from the likes of writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. There were plenty of big reveals and even a surprise appearance from Robert Downey Jr. himself. Alongside a look at Downey’s last day as Iron Man, there was also a look at when Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel first met the team.
Evans joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe for 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and was a huge part of the franchise across his own trilogy of movies and the four Avengers outings. Up there with Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth, Evans was one of the “Big Three” that led the first three phases of the MCU.
Even though Evans is seemingly done as Captain America, the character’s legacy lives on in the likes of Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The star has downplayed the idea of appearing for a cameo, however, he has said “never say never” when it comes to reprising his role as Steve Rogers. Either way, as Evans’ last day on the set of Endgame proves, he ended on a high.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.