It’s been a touchy-feely sort of week over on the Marvel end of Twitter as Chris Evans received an outpouring of tributes from fans of the Avengers 4 star.
The Captain America actor stirred up some online feels when he took to social media to announce that he’s now completed his reshoots for the upcoming sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, drawing his eight-year run as the First Avenger to a close. The full message from Evans read as follows:
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.
In the wake of this heartfelt tweet, everyone from Ryan Reynolds to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been showing their sentimental side in support of Evans. And when Marvel fans weren’t reading into this message as a sign that Steve Rogers was going to die in next year’s film, they were singing Evans’ praises by way of the trending #ThankYouChrisEvans hashtag.
I am an adult with grown up problemes, but I am currently crying because @ChrisEvans portrayal of Captain America meant so much for me. Just like for these kids. He is Cap. Thank you Cap. 😭#ThankYouChrisEvans pic.twitter.com/m79irqrG1O
— honestF (@HonestFata) October 4, 2018
#ThankYouChrisEvans @ChrisEvans I don't have words or enough to thank them for the fact that they gave us all these years. Thank you, Cap, you will always be in our hearts 💙💖 pic.twitter.com/rW7VLePnXU
— nat stark (@ohmyrdj_) October 4, 2018
— neongravestones.jpg (@DrummerThad) October 4, 2018
— vanessa aka friday ︽✵︽ (@holdmyshield) October 4, 2018
— ︽✵︽ (@mylovelybucky) October 4, 2018
— ’ (@itscapwidow) October 4, 2018
— lyk but 𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒚 (@tnstarkss) October 4, 2018
— angel 🇾🇪︽✵︽ (@taystenforks) October 4, 2018
#ThankYouChrisEvans for showing me that it’s okay to be bold. thank you for providing that being good isn’t a weakness. thank you for always standing up for the people you love, even if it means leaving everything you know behind. thank you for steve rogers. 💖 pic.twitter.com/uUSSptKSNA
— 𝘳𝘩𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘺𝘴𝘢𝘮 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘵 (@onhisleft) October 4, 2018
— mari (@cinemababy) October 4, 2018
#ThankYouChrisEvans for being the perfect embodiment of what is, in my opinion, the best character in the whole MCU. Thank you for portraying such a pure, selfless, brave and proud inspirational character. Thank you for leaving such a mark in my soul. Eternally Grateful. pic.twitter.com/e5C6Q7mw6u
— Pietro ✪ (@MadeOfPop91) October 4, 2018
— La Pistolita ︽✵︽ (@ImNotDemolidora) October 4, 2018
— ʜᴀʏッ (@moonIightbucky) October 4, 2018
— gaberela (@hiddlescarter) 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* (@captain__evans) October 4, 2018
There's a reason why this is trending #ThankYouChrisEvans
You made us love Steve Rogers so much that letting him go is something we don't want to do. You put your heart and soul into this role and we can't thank you enough for it. You will always be our #CaptainAmerica ♥️ pic.twitter.com/b3W9ryOtuy
— Kira Figs (@KiraFigs) October 4, 2018
While Evans may be out of the game already, Steve Rogers still has one more movie to get through, and if the speculation is anything to go by, Cap could well live up to the film’s newly rumored title of Avengers: Annihilation.
In any case, Evans isn’t the only star who looks to have shot his last scene for the MCU, with fellow Phase 1 lead Chris Hemsworth reportedly wrapping filming a couple of weeks ago. Like his friend Steve, Thor’s fate in next year’s release remains unclear, but as the torch is passed to a new generation of superheroes, you can bet that we’re in for some emotional send-offs when Avengers 4 comes out on May 3rd, 2019. Plus, just imagine how the internet’s going to react when Robert Downey Jr. finally bows out. It’s only gonna get weepier from here, folks.