Chris Evans hangs up Cap's shield after wrapping 'Avengers 4'

The 37-year-old actor tweets farewell to Captain America after eight years

This image released by Disney shows Elizabeth Olsen, left, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan in a scene from Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War." Evans has wrapped his final performance as Captain America. Evans tweeted  Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, that his last shooting day on “Avengers 4” was an “emotional day.”  The 37-year-old actor thanked his colleagues and fans for his eight years as Captain American, saying it “has been an honor.” “Avengers 4” is slated to open in May next year. (Disney/Marvel via AP)
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Chris Evans has wrapped his final performance as Captain America.

Evans tweeted on Thursday that his last shooting day on Avengers 4 was an "emotional day." The 37-year-old actor thanked his colleagues and fans for his eight years as Captain America, saying it "has been an honour."

Evans first joined the Marvel cast in 2010. He has starred in three Captain America films, including 2016's Captain America: Civil War, as well as numerous team-up films.

The actor previously suggested he would soon depart the role. Earlier this year, Evans told The New York Times that wanted to "get off the train before they push you off."

Avengers 4 is slated to open in May next year.

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