Chris Evans
Actor Chris Evans, who plays "Captain America", poses for photographers at a media event ahead of the release of "Captain America: Civil War", in London, Britain April 25, 2016. Reuters/Peter Nicholls

Earlier this month, it was reported that “Captain America” actor Chris Evans would be hanging up his shield after the next two “Avengers” films, which will begin shooting back-to-back this April. Marvel’s six-movie contract with the 35-year-old actor will then be finished.

As noted by Esquire, Marvel had initially drafted a contract for nine films. However, Evans insisted he would do no more than six. He knew the kind of obligation it would take to film nine movies as the First Avenger, with each taking about five months to shoot and some odd months of promotional tours. But Evans knew that he wanted to film other movies, as well as direct.

It was hinted that, after the “Infinity Wars” movies come out, Evans would no longer play the lead role he signed up for years ago. Instead, he would focus on all his other endeavors, whether or not this meant sitting on the director’s chair or playing more human characters. But a new report has claimed that Evans might still be swayed to play Captain America.

“It’s really not up to me,” he told Collider. “My contract is up. I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘No more.’” Evans then made an example of Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine in dozens of “X-Men” movies. He shared that Steve Rogers and his alter ego are dear to him and that he admired how Marvel has handled the different superhero franchises. “The only reason it would end is because my contract is up,” he insisted. “If [Marvel and I] engage further, I’d be open to it.”

Evans admitted that knowing the end of his stint as Captain America is a little bitter sweet and that he is not sure whether or not he is ready to leave the character. “It’s tough thinking about not playing the guy,” he said.

The publication then pointed out that Evans is being very strategic with his future with Marvel. If the company were to decide to follow the comic books, the shield could be picked up by either Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) or Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie). At the same time, however, Evans knows how much he is worth as Captain America particularly because of how fans have grown so accustomed to him. At this point, it seems possible that Evans will strike a deal similar to Robert Downey Jr, in that he will play smaller roles in succeeding Marvel films instead of being the frontrunner.


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