‘Captain America Civil War’: Chris Evans Discusses Leaving His Marvel Role

Captain America: Civil War is almost upon us, and the anticipation for one of Marvel’s most ambitious film outings is at an all-time high. Captain America and Iron Man were the two Marvel characters that kicked off Phase One of Marvel’s comic book film adaptation strategy, but some fans certainly lament that as each phase passes, the former’s actors and possibly characters will leave or be pushed into the background. Captain America star Chris Evans is one of those Marvel actors that has already begun his lamenting, according to Comicbook.

“There is no re-upping yet. I was just saying in my last interview that it’s so funny thinking about how fast time has moved. We started this in 2010 and six years (snaps finger) has gone in a blink of an eye. In the beginning, it was so terrifying and now you’re almost scared to… I’m scared to walk away. I’m scared to not have one of these (Marvel movie) coming. These past six years there’s always been, ‘Next year we start that one.’ And it’s been wonderful, especially because the movies are so good. When you make good movies, who wants to stop doing that? So, I don’t know. We’ll see. I know in the comic books that the shield gets passed off.”

Tony Stark lectures Steve Rogers

Chris Evans may be in mourning of the potential passing of the torch for Captain America, but according to the Inquisitr, he was once unsure he even was going to take the Marvel role. Evans now is going to miss the role, but will accept whatever Marvel has planned for Captain America going forward.

“… what you do know, more than anything else in this process — meeting fans, experiencing these junkets and people who love the character — the character is bigger than you and whatever the character needs, whatever Marvel needs for that arc, I’m willing to do. So if that is me passing it off, you pass it off. But if they want to make more, I’m ready.”

Chris Evans was asked how he felt about someone succeeding him in the role or essentially remade at some point, and according to Bleeding Cool, the Captain America actor accepted the potentiality of this fate for his Marvel character.

“It’s a good question. Obviously you want it to continue to do well. If it didn’t do well, and kinda fizzled … I would hope the character is the kinda thing that continues to be reincarnated forever. I think it’s James Bond-y, hopefully, because it is a great story and it’s a great character, and Marvel I don’t think is going away anytime soon. It’s nice to just be on the ground level for that chapter in the book.”

Team Captain in Civil War

Captain America: Civil War comes out May 6, and Marvel fans might see the last of Chris Evans. Civil War‘s early reviews are coming in fairly high, and Evans’ own personal review is also particularly glowing, but it might be a tad biased. Captain America, himself, called Civil War “great,” and said he enjoyed the premiere audience’s reaction to it.

Marvel’s ongoing struggle against DC Comics will continue this May, but Marvel is only in Phase One, and Batman V. Superman is just starting the DC Cinematic Universe. Marvel will eventually take later phases and Netflix characters into the spotlight, and Captain America, Ironman, and the like will fade into the background.

For Marvel, Captain America, Ironman, and the others, there will always be another comic book series coming down the pike. Captain America fans can rest easy knowing that simple fact.

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