American actor Chris Evans has announced that he has officially hung his Captain America shied after over eight years of playing the Marvel Comics character.
Evans, 37, took to Twitter Friday to announce the shocking news, saying it was an emotional moment for him.
“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,” he tweeted.
“To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
Though the actor previously hinted his retirement in a profile in the The New York Times that quoted him as saying, “You want to get off the train before they push you off.”
His decision has nonetheless triggered an outpouring of emptions among movie lovers, with some Hollywood heavyweights sharing the moment.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also tweeted, “What a run you had brother. Congrats on breathing life into such an iconic character. Keep on keepin’ on.”
Some of his fans expressed sadness over the news and replied with heartwarming messages to his tweet.
Thank you Chris, Brazil loved your Captain America. We're fighting fascism here too.
You are an inspiration.
— Bárbara Guilherme (@BahGuilherme2) October 5, 2018
— rina (@coleshearteyes) October 5, 2018
I remember planning to name my first son Steven Christopher after you and Cap. I was never ready to see a tweet like this. Thanks for making him real for all of us
— jmichelle (@jfuckthis) October 5, 2018
You'll always be the best Captain America the world could ever have. No one can ever take your place xx pic.twitter.com/3ijm5zndCG
— tahoora and 187 others (@tahoorahashmi) October 5, 2018
Cant believe Captain America is stepping down. This is a sad day indeed. Thank you for being the best Captain there ever was and will be. You will be missed in this role and I look forward to see where life takes you next?
— Trouble (@__Trouble_) October 5, 2018