Chris Evans Loves MARVEL, But He Says Once Again He May Be Done In 2017

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Chris EvansThere has been a lot of talk about whether Robert Downey Jr. would be leaving the role of Tony Stark after The Avengers 3, considering all the rumors about contract disputes and just how much money he would be making, but those worries have seemed to taken a backseat lately. Captain America star Chris Evans has been on a kick lately where he’s talking about his desire to direct and how he may possibly retire from acting. The actor (at least for now) has clarified his comments before, but in an extensive and candid interview with Variety he’s reiterated he’s seriously considering hanging up the shield in 2017.

Evans directed a short film tentatively called 1:30 Train over the course of 19 days and with a budget of $3 million. That experience has ignited the actor’s passion to direct and set him on a course to do it more often. His acting has to take a backseat though. He told the site:

I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct. But (time) never really opens up. There’s another movie to do, there’s another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what — I have to do this. If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing. I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do.

la_ca_0102_Captain_AmericaThe actor is still happy being a part of the Marvel family and realizes it has opened up doors for him, like directing. That name recognition that Captain America has given him is something he is thankful for. He admits without those movies he wouldn’t be directing. Evans says that the Marvel flicks has given him “enough overseas recognition to greenlight a movie. And If I’m speaking extremely candidly, it’s going to continue to do that for as long as the Marvel contract runs.

It’s well documented that Evans was originally reluctant to sign up for the role. His friend and fellow Avenger, Robert Downey Jr., helped talk him into the job. Part of the actor’s reluctance was due to the fact Marvel wanted a 9 picture commitment. Evans was able to get that down to 6, but he was still a little hesitant. Those final few pictures are almost up, and the actor has to decide whether he wants to renew. When asked we he thought he would step away from the role, he said “We can do this out loud. (Avengers 2) will shoot till August. I wouldn’t be surprised if for all of 2015. we didn’t do a movie. I bet by 2017 I’ll be done. That sounds so far away. For all I know, in five years, I might say, ‘Shit, I miss acting.’ Right now, I just want to get behind the camera and make movies.

So it seems like The Winter Soldier storyline might be following the comics in more ways than one. Sebastian Stan has a 9 picture deal and he’s currently only used 2. That’s going to leave several pictures where Evans is gone. Could we see Bucky picking up the shield? Time will tell. What do you think?

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Source : Variety