By Caitlynn McDaniel
PHOENIX – Chris Evans dropped a bomb on Twitter when he tweeted a heartfelt farewell to his role as Captain America.
“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.”
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
Fans were very emotional to say the least. The hashtag #ThankYouChrisEvans began trending on Twitter as people came to pay their respects to the work he did in order to bring their favorite comic book character to life.
i dont want to say goodbye but i do want to say thank you for being the BEST and the ONLY captain america for us, you've embodied and claimed this character like nobody else. you're my captain, thank you @ChrisEvans #ThankYouChrisEvans pic.twitter.com/1ooZ8UGbQN
— ່ (@CAPWlDOWS) October 5, 2018
Words can’t convey how sad I am to see Chris finally leave the role. The First Avenger will have a special place in my heart. I wouldn’t have had it any other way, ’til the end of the line. #ThankYouChrisEvans pic.twitter.com/cAE5z1yk9T
— 𝐀𝐦𝐲 (@3parabellum) October 4, 2018
#ThankYouChrisEvans for being to Captain America what Christopher Reeve was to Superman. There will never be anyone who approaches a role like this with as much care and love as you do, and I am forever grateful we got to witness it. We're with you til the end of the line, Cap. pic.twitter.com/KdXfom9j5c
— becka* | dj spoilers (@captain__evans) October 4, 2018
Even fellow celebrities tweeted Evans on his role as Captain. Some may have been more upset than the fans. Can you guys who?
I’m not crying. I’m weeping. There’s a difference.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 4, 2018
What a run you had brother. Congrats on breathing life into such an iconic character. Keep on keepin’ on 🤙🏾 https://t.co/yg38AcXNUi
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 4, 2018
After the announcement, fans began to worry what this means for Cap in the upcoming Avengers film. Will he resign with dignity from his role and hang up his shield for good? Or will Thanos defeat him in the next battle?
No one can be sure. We will all have to wait and see when Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019.