When Chris 'Captain America' Evans took to the stage to helm a solo panel at this year's Salt Lake Comic-Con, he was surprised on stage by an impromptu appearance from his ol' running partner Anthony Mackie, and they even went the extra mile and had a push up competition! 'Cause, you know: super bros.
But, of all the interesting things to come from Falcon's intervention was the revelation of his beliefs that the MCU doesn't need another Captain America. Steve Rogers is the one and true Super Soldier, and no one should ever replace him:
I don't think we need a new Cap. I don't think Cap needs to change. I think [Bucky's actor Sebastian Stan] would be a great Cap, but then we're left without Bucky. I think I'd be a great Cap, but then we're left without a Falcon.
Mackie's words do ring true, in his soon-to-be five turn outs as ol' Stars and Stripes, Chris Evans has been exemplary in every one. So have Mackie and Stan in their respective roles. The both of them, I'm sure, would make terrific Captain Americas, but wouldn't it be great if Evans stuck around for the foreseeable future?
Both Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson have been Captain America, Barnes picking up the mantle after Rogers was assassinated at the end of Civil War, and Wilson is the comics' current Captain.
A while back, Evans allegedly expressed an interest in leaving the role once his contract was up to explore a career in directing, but he has recently clarified those words and seems pretty interested in sticking around for a while longer.
What do you think?
(Source: The Salt Lake Tribune)