On Wednesday, the United States of America celebrated its Independence Day. Avengers star Chris Evans not only celebrated the patriotic holiday but also took some time out to wish a very special friend of his a happy 100th birthday.
Evans took to Twitter on Wednesday to commemorate the 100th birthday of his Marvel Cinematic Universe character, Steve Rogers, aka. Captain America. He tweeted, “Happy 4th everyone!! I love this country and I’m proud of how far we’ve come. Be safe today! Also, Happy Birthday to a very good friend of mine. I hear 100 is the new 20.”
Happy 4th everyone!! I love this country and I’m proud of how far we’ve come. Be safe today! Also, Happy Birthday to a very good friend of mine. I hear 100 is the new 20
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 4, 2018
Evans is referring to a particular scene in Marvel’s original Captain America: The First Avenger where his character, Steve Rogers, is attempting to sign up for the Army. Rogers is denied acceptance and receives a Department of Selective Services Certificate of Acceptability declaring him unfit for duty. If you look super closely at the upper right-hand corner of the document, you’ll see Steve Rogers’ MCU date of birth indicated as July 4, 1918. See if you can spot the date in the gif below.
Evans has appeared as Captain American in nine Marvel films total including the most recent MCU blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. While many speculate his time as the iconic superhero may soon be coming to an end, Evans is set to reprise his role in the upcoming still-untitled Avengers 4. The film will be the epic conclusion to the events which occurred in Infinity War and is set to be released on May 3, 2019.
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