Ever since 2011, Chris Evans has been playing Captain America, one of the most iconic superheroes there are, but as Infinity War and Avengers 4 are approaching, and with them the end of his contract with Marvel, it’s no surprise that almost everyone is wondering “what’s next?”
Recently, the actor has made his Broadway debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero,” as a charming but manipulative cop. But it was due to this achievement in his career that The New York Times made a profile about him.
In that talk with the NYT, he dived into the aspects of “the role of a lifetime” a.k.a playing Captain America every year since 2011. He initially had a six-picture deal but later decided to extend it to include the fourth Avengers movie. He’s starred in the three Captain America films as well as the four Avengers films, with additions of small cameos in Thor: The Dark World and Spider-Man: Homecoming (not to mention a post-credits tease in 2015’s Ant-Man that wound up in Captain America: Civil War).
When talking about Captain America he said “You want to get off the train before they push you off,” as Evans still has planned reshoots in the fall for the untitled Avengers 4. However, by the looks of it, those reshoots will mark the last time he wears the iconic red, white and blue super suit.
In comics, Steve Rogers is only one of a number of Captains America, and the two other two most known for taking the mantle as well are already in the MCU: Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).
In all and all, Evans ends his tenure with Lobby Hero on May 13, as it is a limited run play, and after that, he plans to know what it’s like to “be the face of Captain America but not play him anymore”.
“When I think about the times that I’m happiest, it’s not on a movie set,” he said, adding that he no longer wishes to make more than one film per year. “I’ve stopped thinking about my trajectory, or my oeuvre, or whatever pretentious word you want to use. I’m just following whatever I feel creatively hungry for.”
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The next time we see Chris Evans as Steve Rogers will be in Avengers: Infinity War, set to break our hearts on April 27, 2018.
Source: The New York Times.