Chris Evans Explains Captain America Retirement Tweet: ‘Emotional’ Last Day on ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Chris Evans is finally explaining his Twitter post last year that suggested he was retiring from playing Captain America. During an appearance on Good Morning America, the Avengers: Endgame cast sat down to talk about the film and Evans was asked for more details about his retirement from playing Cap.

Chris Evans at Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" Global Junket Press Conference
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Avengers: Endgame cast assembled for GMA

Of course, the Avengers: Endgame cast is hitting the press circuit pretty hardcore now in the days leading up to the movie’s release on April 26, so get used to seeing their faces everywhere for the next few weeks.

Today, Evans and his Avengers co-stars, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and Jeremy Renner, sat down to talk about Avengers: Endgame on GMA. Since they’re sworn to secrecy, these interviews are just fun chats filled with little details about the movie.

Evans was asked more about that Captain America retirement tweet

Evans sent fans into a frenzy over an October 2018 Twitter post that seemed to point to him suiting up as Captain America for the last time.

He tweeted at the time: “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.”

Evans was asked during the interview, “It appeared that you were saying goodbye to your character. What should we read into that?”

Evans explained his ’emotional’ last day

The actor chalked it up to being “emotional” the last day on set for Avengers: Endgame, explaining: “It is the end of a 22, 21 movie tapestry, a 10-year process. This has been an enormous part of my life, it’ll follow me till the day I die. And when you think about it, it’s easy to get emotional about it.”

He added: “You try to prepare yourself for the completion and the day came and it was more than I thought it was gonna be. I was really, really beside myself. It just, it got me. I’m an emotional guy.”

He almost revealed spoilers about Avengers: Endgame

Over the weekend, the cast and directors of Avengers: Endgame were on hand for a press conference that was definitely lacking in movie details. Evans, however, appeared to almost reveal a spoiler before director Joe Russo gave a cautionary buzzer noise to keep him from slipping any Marvel secrets.

He kicked off an answer by sharing: “I can give broad strokes. The completion of the arc, that’s safe to say, right? This movie does provide an ending to a lot of…”

Then he got shut down and finished out his comment with some vague commentary, noting: “He’s been through so much. There’s been so many wonderful elements of working on this movie. The friendships and connections I’ve made over 10 years now, it feels like a family.”

Avengers: Endgame cast addresses the monster running time

During their GMA interview, the cast also shared their thoughts on Avengers: Endgame‘s three hour run time and had some handy hints for fans. Downey Jr. said that bringing a “bag lunch” is recommended, while Ruffalo kept it simple: “Bring a box of Kleenex and a diaper.”