Chris Evans may be done with Captain America by end of 2017

News Simon Brew 26 Mar 2014 - 06:39

Chris Evans reaffirms his desire to move away from acting post-Captain America, and reckons his Marvel duties will be done by 2017

So far, we've seen Chris Evans' take on Captain America in three movies. Well, four if you count a surprise appearance in a different Marvel project, but that doesn't count towards the total in Evans' contract.

Having signed a six picture deal to play the character, he's done two Captain America films and one Avengers thus far. He's filming on Avengers: Age Of Ultron this year, and over the past few weeks, Evans has been making noises regarding letting acting take a back seat.

In a new interview with Variety, he's taken that further, revealing that he wants to take up directing more fully. And as it turns out, that'll involve all-but-retiring from acting. "If I'm acting at all, it's going to be under Marvel contract, or I'm going to be directing. I can't see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I'm contractually obligated to do", he said.

So where does that contract leave him? Once he's shot Avengers 2, "I wouldn't be surprised if for all of 2015, we didn't do a movie. I bet by 2017, I'll be done". That'd cover Captain America 3, and presumably a smaller role in another, as yet unconfirmed Marvel project.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in UK cinemas today. By the sounds of it, the Captain America cinematic saga, at least in its current form, will be done by May 2017...

Variety.

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