Chris Evans passes the shield to MCU’s new Captain America Anthony Mackie, says ‘he’s so proud’: ‘If there is any tear shed…’

Chris Evans has praised his successor as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Anthony Mackie.

Evans retired as Steve Rogers, the original Captain America, towards the end of 2019’s Avengers

Endgame. He had also handed over his shield to Sam, basically declaring him as his heir.

Evans told Yahoo! Entertainment, “No one better to do it. I mean, he honestly does it justice… I’m so proud of him.

I can’t wait to see what they do in the future with it, but if there’s any tear shed, it’s just for the sweet memories I had.”

Mackie first played the role of Falcon in Captain America

The Winter Soldier. He was a veteran who ran a self-help group for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

He teamed up with Cap to take down Hydra that had not only survived but also infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D.

He will reprise the role in a fourth film in the franchise. It is not clear if Captain America 4