Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger (Marvel)

It is truly the end of an era…

It all began on July 19, 2011 and on May 3, 2019, it ends. Chris Evans has announced with the tweet above that after eight years, he is leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe and his iconic role of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America.

Beginning with Captain America: The First Avenger, set in World War II, the Star-Spangled Avenger joined The Avengers in 2012 before teaming up with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This was followed by 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans, center) ditches the Cap name for Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel)

However, in 2016, after Captain America: Civil War, Evans’ Steve Rogers, after the aftermath of the events, has decided to give up the moniker and appeared as himself in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War but it looking to re-appear as Captain America for the final time in 2019’s Avengers 4.

To Captain America…we salute you! It has been an honor watching you unleash your power for the greater good and overcoming all obstacles.

As for Evans, he will still be around with some new projects in the works.

H/T: Twitter