It’s no secret that Chris Evans’ Marvel contract ends after the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, but now the actor has given his clearest indication yet that he intends to step away from the Stars ‘n’ Stripes superhero when Avengers 4 has completed its reshoots later this year.
In an actor profile by The New York Times, the key text reads as follows:
“Last year, he filmed back-to-back the final two Marvel movies for which he is under contract — Avengers: Infinity War, due in April, and a sequel planned for next year. For now, he has no plans to return to the franchise (“You want to get off the train before they push you off,” he said), and expects that planned reshoots in the fall will mark the end of his tenure in the familiar red, white and blue super suit.”
Evans has played Captain America since 2011’s The First Avenger, before returning with one of the MCU’s finest offerings, 2014’s The Winter Soldier, and finally 2016’s Civil War. His original contract was for six films, but when they split Infinity War into two parts, it meant that Avengers 4 was the final film in his deal.
Do you view this news as a potential spoiler? The record breaking Avengers: Infinity War trailer featured a fight between Thanos and Steve, and we know that not all of the Marvel OG’s will make it out of this humungous showdown alive. What are your thoughts? Is there another character that you’d rather see walk away from the MCU than Cap? As always, pour your heart out in the comments section.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in as-yet-unrevealed roles.