Marvel Fans Wish They Saw Captain America Say Goodbye to This Superhero

How can we tell that Marvel fans really love Chris Evans? Because they keep coming up with ways to try to put him back in the MCU, despite the actor’s pretty clear intentions that he’s done with the franchise. From fan theories bringing him back to general mourning that he’s gone, some fans are having a hard time letting go of Evans. Fans are particularly remiss that Captain America didn’t get to say goodbye to one superhero in the Avengers squad.

Where is Captain America’s goodbye to Thor? 

Chris Evans at the 88th Academy Awards.
Chris Evans | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

On Reddit, fans particularly lamented that Captain America and Thor didn’t get a final goodbye, probably because the two heroes shared a particular bond that resulted in one of Avengers: Endgame‘s most rousing moments: Captain America picked up Mjolnir and put it to good use against Thanos. This was the completion of an arc that began in Avengers: Age of Ultron when we learned that Steve Rogers could movie the hammer ever so slightly when everyone else couldn’t budge it at all. 

Satisfying as the Avengers: Endgame Mjolnir scene was, some fans were still left wanting because Captain America and Thor did not get a goodbye scene as such. Perhaps the filmmakers felt too many farewells would bog down the finale, as some felt happened in Return of the King.

Regardless, one fan explained that Captain America and Thor  had quite a bit of connective tissue: 

“Thor and Cap are pretty tight, but it’s more of an unspoken background thing, probably because they’re both warriors.

Thor stands down in Avengers only once Cap flexes

Thor and Cap have developed practiced combos in Ultron, happens once in the intro (they’re lining up), and once in Sokovia (Thor smacks Cap’s Shield again)

Thor spikes Cap’s drink with Dragon Booze without question, and Cap drinks it without question

The hammer lift

Cap expected Thor to be the one guy on the team that would be honest with him

Cap and Thor team up to save those people from falling cars in Flying Sokovia

Beard measuring in Infinity War

Thorgasm when Cap actually lifts Mjolnir in Endgame”

Did Captain America’s farewell make sense anyway? 

Fan wistfulness aside, there’s a school of thought that Captain America’s farewell, as presented in Avengers: Endgame, really didn’t make a whole lot of sense. He went back in time to return the Infinity Stones and lived his life with his beloved Peggy Carter. Sweet, right? 

Phil Owen writing in The Wrap didn’t think so. He thought that wrap-up was a botch, writing: “Going to the past to retire with Peggy would mean that he has to sit by while all sorts of bad things happen that he knows will happen. He gets a front row seat to Hydra taking over SHIELD and fomenting all sorts of evil. He lives the good life while Bucky (Sebastian Stan) is being used and abused as the Winter Soldier for 70 years.”

Fair enough, but who’s to say that Captain America didn’t use the Infinity Stones in some way so that it would all work out? Ah, magic, the great plot hole filler. Or creator, depending on how you look at it. 

There is one way Chris Evans could come back to the MCU

While Reddit users have pointed out Evans’ contract is done, that wouldn’t preclude him from making a one-off appearance here or a cameo there. Probably the most realistic idea we’ve heard is that Evans could suit up and appear in the Loki Disney+ series so we can see how Steve Rogers got that particular Infinity Stone back. 

Since we can only speculate for now, probably the best thing to do is to catch Evans in his upcoming post-MCU gig: Knives Out. The murder mystery features a profane Evans, who trades barbs with the likes of Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis and others. And yes, people have already made jokes about how time travel has really done a number on Rogers to make him so foul-mouthed.