Chris Evans has once again provided an update on his Captain America future, confirming that his contract with Marvel Studios does indeed come to an end after Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel are released. However, as the actor has made crystal clear when he has discussed his future in the past, he is still yet to make up his mind about whether he’ll return after those films.
By the end of his contract, the 35-year-old will have played the part of Steve Rogers/Captain America seven times, as well as having made a cameo appearance in three other Marvel films. Chris Evans’ participation within the Marvel Cinematic Universe has coincided with its huge rise, as during this time it has grossed over $11.2 billion in just 15 films.
But while these Marvel films show no sign of slowing down, Chris Evans admitted that he can imagine president Kevin Feige launching the MCU in a different phase that didn’t include him as Captain America. That being said, Chris Evans made sure to insist that he’d still be very happy to return as the superhero, too.
“This is it, contractually. I have no idea how they’re going to move forward in the future. I can see them launching into a whole new phase if they want to. I’m very happy being a part of it. I wouldn’t say no to anything at this stage.”
It’s quite clear that Chris Evans is very much caught in two minds about the future of his career after the upcoming Avengers films, though. Because during the same back and forth with Empire Magazine, via the Express, he also admitted that he’s very excited about the possibilities the future holds without his obligations to appear as Captain America in the way.
“But it’s also been a very long run. Part of you is very excited about open waters and it’s exciting to think that you don’t have another one of these coming.”
Chris Evans has already started to flirt with different roles in more character based films over the last few years, as he not only starred in the emotional drama Gifted earlier this year, but he also took the lead role in Before We Go back in 2014, which he directed and produced. In the last few weeks, it has also been confirmed that Chris Evans will take on his first ever role on Broadway, as the actor will appear in Lobby Hero in 2018, which was written by Kenneth Lonergan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter for Manchester By The Sea.
However, despite the variety of these upcoming projects, Chris Evans clearly loves the fact that he has the warmth and comfort of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to fall back on. In fact, Chris Evans even compared his current predicament to when you’re leaving high school.
“But it’s also like high school – when you’re in it, you’re like, ‘Man, what am I going to do after this?’ And when it’s over, you can’t believe it’s gone and you kinda want just one more year. It goes by quick.”
During his discussion with the publication, Chris Evans also couldn’t help but be shocked by just how long ago his first appearance as Captain America was, as The First Avenger was released all the way back in 2011.
“The first one was seven years ago…God, that f***ing crazy. Seven years ago. There’s always been another one of these around the bend. It’s daunting to think about… nothing. No more guaranteed work.”
Whatever happens, we still have at least three more Chris Evans appearances as Captain America to anticipate, as he will make a cameo in Spider-Man: Homecoming later this summer, before having a more substantial role in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 and its still-untitled follow-up in 2019.
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