Is Chris Evans Actually Quitting as Captain America?
March 16, 2017
Avengers superhero, Captain America will leave the Marvel series following the Avengers: Infinity War. Chris Evans subtly confirms Steve Rogers’ exit and reveals the reason behind quitting MCU.
A new interview hints that Chris Evans may be hanging up his shield after the next two Avengers movies. The interview comes courtesy of Esquire, where Evans, whose new film Gifted comes out next month, is the subject of the latest issue’s cover story. Not far into the story, the article addresses Evans’ future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Settling in on the couch, he groans. Evans explains that he’s hurting all over because he just started his workout routine the day before to get in shape for the next two Captain America films. The movies will be shot back to back beginning in April. After that, no more red- white-and-blue costume for the thirty-five-year-old. He will have fulfilled his contract.
This comes as bad news for fans as the actor is one of the most favourite characters from the series. Evans signed a six-movie deal with Marvel as against the nine-film deal proposed.
Chris Evans only signed a six film contract with Marvel when he first agreed to star in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, negotiating it down from the original offer of nine. After these two ‘Avengers’ films Evans will have actually starred in seven Marvel films as Captain America, but since they’re filming back-to-back they’re probably being regarded as one.
During the same above interview Chris Evans points out that working on a Marvel film is so time consuming that it leaves him with very little room to explore other creative outlets. That’s because he has to spend five months on its production, as well as several months beforehand getting in shape, then a couple more months promoting the film, while there’s also reshoots and whatnot to contend with, too.
Considering he’s been in the role since 2011, and made his directorial debut with ‘Before We Go’ in 2014, there are clearly other parts and films that Chris Evans would like to grapple with. And with either Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) or Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) waiting in the wings to take over as Captain America, as per comics, this is far from the end for the beloved character, just a new beginning.
Avengers: Infinity War is due out next year, and will bring together a host of familiar faces from the Marvel universe. Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, recently revealed that he thought he was fired from the series after being snubbed from certain films. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, meanwhile, is out this summer.