With just two films left on his Marvel contract (Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4), Chris Evans is at the stage of his Captain America stint where things are now getting a bit uncertain. Having recently hinted at the closure of his time as Steve Rogers, the actor has now commented once more via Collider whilst on his press tour for upcoming film Gifted about what lies ahead for him.
“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.”
Clearly Evans has a love for the character he first played in 2011 so of course it’s a role that he’d leave behind with a heavy heart, but with contracts coming to their end it does pose the question as to what Marvel will decide to do. Robert Downey Jr is in a similar situation, with his appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming somewhat giving an indicator that Tony Stark may make fleeting appearances from now on, so could Cap be the same?
Alternatively, should Evans not sign on the dotted line for further outings, the route of the comics could see either Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) or Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) fit into the shoes of America’s greatest Avenger. It appears Marvel are without plentiful options but in all honesty we’d be really sad to see Evans go…