Chris Evans Wishes Alter Ego Captain America Happy Birthday: ‘I Hear 100 Is the New 20’

Steve Rogers was also born on the Fourth of July

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Chris Evans took to Twitter on Wednesday to tell the nation how much he loves them, and to also wish a very special man a happy 100th birthday.

“Happy 4th everyone!!” Evans tweeted. “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.”

Oh, of course, Captain America’s birthday is also on the Fourth of July. If you didn’t already know that, well, you just aren’t paying close enough attention.

In the original Captain America movie, 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Steve Rogers tries to sign up for the armed forces and the Certificate of Acceptability from the Department of Selective Service shows his birthday as July 4, 1918. It was clearly destiny that he wields that shield.

And the ultra-patriotic date of birth is not just a treat for eagle-eyed fans watching the Marvel movies, as “The Adventures of Captain America #1” lists the Avenger’s birthday as July 4, 1917, according to ScreenRant. That’s a year off, but still the right day.

See Evans’ tweet below.

Captain America will return in the upcoming fourth Avengers movie, scheduled for release on May 3, 2019.