Chris Evans, the Captain America actor, is now officially done with his role in the MCU, playing Steve Rogers, and he had also bid farewell to all the fans and his Super Soldier character:
“Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honour. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
The mantle of Captain America is way too famous and loved to be retired, but Iron Man and Captain America are not expected to leave the Endgame alive. Marvel may actually kill these characters, but they may not kill the mantles as such.
Captain America has two characters who can take up the mantle- Falcon and Winter Soldier.
It will be very interesting to see if and how Marvel passes on the after Steve Rogers leaves the MCU. It had been made pretty obvious that all the fans would see a new Captain America. Bucky was given the title of The White Wolf, and Sebastian Stan has a lot of movies left in his contract.
Marvel can even try to make Sam Wilson the next Captain America as it this will give Falcon a sense of belongingness and a new opportunity to become something huge in the MCU.
Sam is a pretty amazing and badass Falcon, and he had also given Iron Man a good and tough fight. He has gone against Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive.
Carrying on the mantle of Captain America does not just mean having the powers of the Super Soldier, and one has to also have the right intent and also be righteous.
If Falcon does become the next Captain America, then he may need a few enhanced powers and abilities. It was Dr Erskine who perfected the Super Soldier serum, and he had failed once, and this gave the Universe, the Stone Keeper, Red Skull.
There is another theory that claims that the reason why the Super Soldier experiment was so successful with Steve Rogers was because there was a connection with Wakanda. The theory suggests that Steve Rogers had been the only perfected character because Howard Stark had acquired the Heart Shaped Herb with the Vibranium.
So, what if the Wakandan technology and the regrowth of the Heart Shaped Herb gives Sam his new superpowers? The Herb works as a stabilising agent, and this is exactly why Steve Rogers did not become a violent Hydra Agent.