Anthony Mackie said he hopes Chris Evans will return for "Captain America 4."

Mackie is set to star in the titular role, taking over from Evans.

The pair's characters in the franchise shared a close relationship

Evans last featured in the role in Marvels' "Avengers Endgame."

Fans have speculated about the return of Evans in the sequel.

Evans previously revealed his reservations about reprising his Captain America role.

"To revisit it, it would be a tall order," he said.

"Captain America 4" will debut on May 3, 2024.

Further casting details are yet to be revealed by the showrunners.