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Chris Evans says farewell to Captain America and Twitter gets emotional

Presented by: Rich Sands

Emotions on Twitter ran higher that usual on Thursday. The world of fandom — specifically Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom — was sent reeling thanks to a heartfelt tweet from Chris Evans, marking his final day filming in the role of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America.

"Officially wrapped on Avengers 4," he wrote, in reference to next year's follow up to Infinity War. "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."

Evans, who has played the role in mutliple MCU films since 2011's Capatin America: The First Avenger, had previously implied that this would likely be his final time donning Cap's star-spangled uniform, telling the New York Times in March, "You want to get off the train before they push you off."

Perhaps some fans either didn't hear about that, or assumed he would have a change of heart. But clearly, many were not prepared to say goodbye to their fearless hero. By Thursday evening, the tweet had more than 180,000 retweets, 700,000 favorites, and a staggering 35,000 replies. In addition, the hashtag #ThankYouChrisEvans elicited a bounty of stirring messages throughout the day.

The yet-to-be-titled fourth Avengers movie doesn't come out until May 4, 2019, so Evans has some time to reconsider this apparent decision. Clearly his fans hope he does.



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