Chris Evans Quits Captain America Role after 8 Years

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.

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