Chris Evans Celebrates ‘Captain America’s’ 100th Birthday With Playful Message
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Avengers: Infinity War star Chris Evans used the recent 4th of July holiday to commemorate the birthday of his headlining ‘Captain America’ character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Evans took to Twitter to wish all Americans a blessed Independence Day whilst wishing his character a happy 100th birthday.
“Happy 4th everyone!! I love this country and I’m proud of how far we’ve come. Be safe today!” wrote Evans, before dropping in an additional, “Also, Happy Birthday to a very good friend of mine. I hear 100 is the new 20.”
Sharp Marvel fans would have noticed that 4th of July is the actual birthday of ‘Steve Rogers’. This is in reference to a scene in Captain America: First Avenger, where ‘Rogers’ lists his birthdate as 4th July 1918 in an application form for the armed forces—as seen on his ‘Certificate of Acceptability from the Department of Selective Service’ in that movie.
Notably, the birthdate for the comic’s ‘Captain America’ is listed as 4th July 1917 in The Adventures of Captain America #1. Hence, the comic’s ‘Cap’ would be 101, as reported by ScreenRant.
Evans has played ‘Steve Rogers’ in a grand total of nine Marvel movies. He is highly likely to appear in the fourth Avengers movie, rumored to release on 3 May 2019.
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
[via Entertainment Weekly, opening image via BAKOUNINE / Shutterstock.com]