After eight years and just as many movies playing everyone’s favorite Star Spangled Man, Chris Evans official bid farewell to his time as Captain America.
The actor took to Twitter after officially wrapping his final scenes in Avengers 4, calling the role “an honor.”
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.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 4, 2018
The tweet already amassed more than a million likes. Although Evans had previously announced that he’d be giving up the shield after Avengers 4, fans responded emotionally to the message. Many, including a fellow superhero, took the opportunity to thank Evans and bid him farewell.
I’m not crying. I’m weeping. There’s a difference.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 4, 2018
Ok I know I should be concentrating on my song right now but I’m so sad that @ChrisEvans isn’t playing captain America anymore ??♂️??♂️??♂️
— Liam (@LiamPayne) October 5, 2018
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) October 4, 2018
— Arianna (@Arianna64659118) October 5, 2018
You brought the image of Captain America to Life with your portrayal. You were so good that it is hard to imagine Cap without you. You became the Cap. But that’s also because you’re a good human being off screen too. May you have great life! ?? pic.twitter.com/dyopQn2QfE
— Wolverina Pagan (@WolverinaP) October 5, 2018
This role will always belong to you! pic.twitter.com/zL1B5l1015
— BIKRAM JEET (@BikramJ10) October 5, 2018
Well thank you for making me choke up before seeing Avengers 4. Captain Rogers I mean Chris, thank you for giving us the best Captain America we couldn’t even believe we needed. A salute to you kid, you have heart. ?????? #SaluteToCaptainAmerica pic.twitter.com/n2J1v2oazU
— Johnny Cross (@JohnnycBlaze) October 5, 2018