Chris Evans has eluded to being done with Captain America and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general in the past, but when actors say stuff like that, no one really pays much attention to it. Money talks, right? Well, Evans seems to be pretty comfortable talking about leaving the role that he’s made iconic – and a recent interview for The New York Times showcases that.
Taken directly from the report:
For now, Mr. Evans said he has no plans to return to the Marvel franchise. “You want to get off the train before they push you off,” he said.
“It’s really not up to me. My contract is up. I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘No more.’ I think Hugh Jackman has made 47 Wolverine movies, and they somehow keep getting better. It’s a character I love, and it’s a factory that really knows what they’re doing. The system is sound, over there. They make great movies. If they weren’t kicking out quality, I’d have a different opinion. But, everything Marvel does seems to be cinema gold. And like I said, I love the character. The only reason it would end is ’cause my contract is up. After Avengers 4, my contract is done. Talk to Marvel. If we engage further, I’d be open to it. I love the character. It’s almost like high school. You certainly always look to senior year, and then, all of a sudden, senior year happens and you’re like, ‘I don’t know if I’m ready to go.’ It’s tough thinking about not playing the guy.”
So, maybe he’s changed his thinking since then. Either way, we’ll see Evans in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 over the next two years. After that, it’s anyone’s guess as to what the future holds for the character.
What do you think of Chris Evans’ comments? Do you really think he’s done playing Captain America for good? Be sure to tell us all of your thoughts in the comments!