Originally signed by Marvel for a six-picture deal (which’ll end with Avengers: Infinity War), Chris Evans re-signed on the dotted line to return as Captain America for the as-of-yet-untitled Avengers 4.
In a lengthy interview with The Telegraph during a press blitz for Gifted (out in the UK on June 16), Chris Evans revealed why he agreed to return as the Star Spangled Man With a Plan for the fourth Avengers film, having fulfilled his original contract for the Russo Brothers’ upcoming comic book movie.
And it pretty much has to do with the fact that Marvel decided to make the film a two-parter featuring a ton of superheroes:
“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter. They said they had so many other characters to fit in – Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant Man – and couldn’t get them all into one movie. [I agreed] because it made sense. It’s going to wrap everything up.”
But whether or not the actor will hand over Cap’s shield to someone else (my money would be on Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier) at the end of the fourth Avengers movie remains to be seen. Evans has often mentioned he wanted to do more work behind the camera after his Marvel contract was up, but has also hinted at the possibility of him coming back for more.
(via Comic Book Movie)