Could Chris Evans be ready to hang up his shield and call it a day playing Captain America? That’s what he’s suggesting to The New York Times. The actor, who has been playing the role since 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, said that, having shot the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4, he may be ready to move on.
Evans told the Times in a new profile he currently has no plans return to the franchise, saying: “You want to get off the train before they push you off.” (An interesting metaphor coming from the star of Snowpiercer.) He added that the scheduled reshoots in the fall will mark the end of his tenure as the upright and nigh invulnerable do-gooder Steve Rogers.
Now, this isn’t the first time Evans has suggested he may be done playing the Star-Spangled Avenger. Last year, Esquire reported that there was "no more red-white-and-blue costume" in Evans' future after he finishes his contract by shooting the next two Avengers movies — which Evans backpedaled a bit in a subsequent interview with Collider.
But considering this is far from the first time Evans has said it may be time to move on, and considering the higher-ups at Marvel Studios are considering going in a different direction with the film franchise after Avengers 4, maybe it’s for real?
Well, hey. At least he’s stopped that talk about quitting acting altogether.
Anyway, what do you guys think? Will we see — and do you want — more of Evans as Cap? Or do you think the time has come for him — and the franchise — to move on? Let us know in the comments below.
Avengers: Infinity War opens May 28.