Marvel Studios found a way over 11 years to take dozens of comic characters with widely varying levels of fame and recognizability and bring them all together to form the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phases 1-3, also known as the Infinity Saga, have become arguably the most popular and successful franchise in cinematic history, consisting of 23 films grossing over $22.5 billion at the global box office. One of the crown jewels of the series is Avengers: Endgame , which boasts the title of the highest-grossing movie of all-time at nearly $2.8 billion.
The MCU event of the decade is celebrating its one-year release anniversary, and through these difficult quarantined times, many of the films' biggest names have been engaging fans with endless questions about the film's plot and productions. Alongside answers arriving for many of these questions, some of the biggest behind the scenes moments are being released as well. The latest of these BTS moments gives us one last look at one of the franchise's original stars.
In a new release on Twitter , Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo shared an 11-second video celebrating Chris Evans' last day on the film's set. This also marked the end of an era in the MCU, as it was Evans' last day ever playing Captain America.
Chris Evans makes no effort to hold back his emotions, embracing in hugs with the Avengers: Endgame crew as he is serenaded with an enormous round of applause. After shooting what seems to be part of the film's final battle, it was clearly an emotional day on set as the cast and crew bade farewell to one of the franchise's biggest stars.
Chris Evans has made appearances in 11 of the MCU's 23 movies to date, including all three Captain America films and all four entries in the Avengers saga. He also accomplished the unique feat of appearing in at least one MCU film every year from 2011 to 2019. Evans was one of Marvel Studios' most difficult casting catches due to three separate rejections to play Captain America, but once he signed on, he became the embodiment of Steve Rogers in a heartbeat.
After ending his run as the star-spangled man with a plan in Avengers: Endgame , Evans's Steve Rogers passed on both the title and shield of Captain America to Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson. While fans are looking forward to seeing the Falcon take on the role and repsonsibilities passed on to him, Evans' portrayal will always be remembered as one of the most impactful performaces in the history of comic book movies.