Chris Evans may not be ready to hang up Captain America’s shield after contract expires

Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth Avengers picsLooks like Chris Evans may not be as ready to move on from the Avengers franchise just yet.

Earlier last year there were rumblings that Evans wouldn’t be re-upping his Marvel Studios’ contract and retiring from work in front of the camera to focus more on directing. Lately though, Evans sounds pretty excited about future Marvel projects.

Avengers-Age of Ultron promo pictureEvans’ six-film contract is good for two more films — ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and at least one of the two ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ films, but in a recent interview, Evans sounds like a man not quite ready to hang up his shield.

I think it’s almost like high school. You’re kind of always looking ahead, about when you’ll graduate, but then when graduation day arrives you kind of don’t want to leave. I AM gonna try and focus on directing a bit more, but by no means am I done acting. And if they’d have me back, yeah, I’d probably consider it.

IGN asked Evans about the recently-returned to the fold Spider-Man and Evans had an interesting take on Captain America’s role with Spidey.

“I like seeing Cap play mentor to anybody, you know what I mean?” Evans said. “He’s been through so much, and I think he’s a good man, so anytime he can take anybody under his wing I think would be great. I hope Marvel pulls that off.”

It probably doesn’t hurt that Marvel Studios is subtly making sure Evans knows how important he (and Captain America) are to the Avengers’ franchise.Pay attention to the latest ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ promotional material and you’ll notice a greater emphasis on Captain America being front and center. That spot had been occupied by Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, but Captain America is certainly the focal point for this film. And if you miss the visual cues, the third trailer specifically starting off with Iron Man saying Captain America is the boss.

Avengers-Age of Ultron promo posterEvans’ friendship with fellow Marvel superhero actor Chris Pratt of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ increases the likelihood of Evans returning for more films if we don’t see an Avengers/Guardians team up in ‘Infinity War.’

I’m excited to hear about the possibility of Evans returning for more Avengers films. What do you think?


  • Fred

    Not too surprising considering how things have been playing out in the MCU. I know during the begging of Evans role of ‘Cap’ that he had just come off of recently playing Johnny Storm in the FF films of course and he probably wasn’t that crazy about getting back into the CBM genre so fast at the time. I think a few things have happened over the past few years that might have swayed him into wanting to stay around just a wee bit longer, for the films have continued to grow stronger and get better, secondly I think that cast really truly does like each other, working together and they seemed to grown very strong friendships and connections among each other. Now with that said at the end of the day money is always a big issue, in these big budget films you want to be well compensated obviously. But I also think having a great working atmosphere which they definitely appear to have in the MCU is very crucial as well. Yes money is and will always be a key to everything, but at this stage it’s more than just the money. When you’ve been working at one studio for 5,6, 7 films and you don’t mind staying around for a couple more that says a lot about the atmosphere you’re working in too, at least that’s how I see it.

  • I really get the sense they enjoy working with each other as well and since I’m figuring Marvel Studios isn’t lacking for a proper payday for their actors, I’m starting to think we may not see any more solo Steve Rogers Captain America films, but Evans will return in more Avengers films.

  • Fred

    Yeah their friendship and friendly working environment seems to be pretty genuine, it doesn’t look fake or staged to me. While I think the actors we’re definitely paid less money to start, you know as they appeared in more films along with incentives and re-negotiations that the cast are getting paid big money indeed. After Cap and Thor’s third solo films the original Avengers will be done with solo films, it will just be the newer heroes to the MCU who we’ll see solo films for. Evans and Hemsworth will be just like RDJ and just appear in Avengers related films after that.

  • Fred

    Well the embargo is lifted tomorrow, even if this film gets bad reviews i’ll be there May 1st in theaters to see it. That being said I don’t think that will be the case, by the looks of the reactions to people and critics who have seen it AOU sounds like it doesn’t disappoint at all.

  • And I’m fine with that. With Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, MS definitely doesn’t have to stick with just Cap, Thor and Iron Man for solo films.

  • I’m still another week out from seeing it, but my anticipation can’t possibly be any higher 😉

  • Fred

    You and me, if it’s great like I hope it is I will be back in the theater to see it a few times lol. A little off subject I’m a big DBZ fan to and I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie “Revival Of F” this summer, it’s easily one of my 5 most anticipated films of the year. That “Force Awaken” trailer was pretty damn cool too, seeing Han Solo and Chewbacca again was amazing and had me even more excited about getting both of those figures from Hot Toys soon.

  • When is that coming out?
    Me too. I can’t wait to pair them with my Hot Toys Luke Skywalker.

  • Fred

    They haven’t given a date yet for it’s summer release but when they do i’ll be sure to let you know. I went to see “DBZ: Battle Of Gods” at the AMC theater and the experience was pretty surreal, I had not seen energy like that in a theater since “The Avengers”, it was packed and rocking baby lol, it really was. I’ve heard that “DBZ: Revival Of F” is really good and better than ‘Battle Of Gods’, it also opened at number one in Japan keeping “Furious 7” at number #2, making it the only market so far that F7 has not opened at no. 1 in. It also opened over 40% better than the previous DBZ film and it will open in 74 countries I believe. It had it’s premiere in LA on April 11th and they said as soon as tickets went up for sale they sold out quickly. Jeff you don’t have Darth Vader, you the big Star Wars fan, tell me that’s not true lol.

  • I’m holding out for an Empire Strikes Back Vader ?
    DBZ really accomplished something holding Furious 7 at No.2!

  • Fred

    Man some Star Wars fan lol, you’re the diehard fan and I have more Star Wars figures than you my friend haha. I still need to put C3PO on preorder. That was indeed quite an accomplishment for DBZ, both Goku and Vegeta attain brand new forms and Frieza returns and reaches a new form as well.

  • Which C3PO? The Sideshow version?

  • Fred

    Yep, the exclusive version is now sold out and I might put myself on the wait list or just go ahead and put the regular version on flexpay, i’ll make up my mind soon. So is the DX07 Luke the only 1/6 Star Wars figure you have or do you have more, I don’t remember if you told me before.

  • Nah. Got a ton of Sideshow – Darth Maul, Obi Wan (ep.3), Han (ESB Bespin), Jedi Luke, Mace Windu, Plo Kloon, Kit Fisto, Qui Gon and Hasbro Darth Vader, C3P0 and Boba Fett.