Chris Evans says goodbye to the MCU as he wraps on Avengers 4 and hangs up Captain America's shield for the last time

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What happened to "I'm with you 'til the end of the line", Cap? Huh? HUH?!

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Thanks, Chris Evans, for breaking our hearts on a Friday.

Chris Evans seemed to confirm he’s hanging up Captain America’s shield and leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

(Do you need a moment? We'll wait.)

Evans first took on Steve Rogers in 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger and has reprised the role in half a dozen more films.

The 37-year-old actor has been teasing his departure for months, including in March when he told the New York Times that “you want to get off the train before they push you off.”

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It’s unclear, though, if the death of Evans’ Steve Rogers is the death of Captain America in general, or if another superhero could take his place. In the comics, Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier (played by Sebastian Stan in the movies) and Sam Wilson/the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) takes up Cap’s shield.

Avengers 4 is scheduled to hit theatres in May 2019.