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Chris Evans Plans Acting Hiatus Once Marvel Contract Ends

Say it ain’t so, Cap!

In a new interview, Chris Evans says he plans to take a hiatus from acting once his obligations as Marvel’s Captain America have ended.

“I think when I’m done with this Marvel contract, I’ll take a little break from acting,” Evans said in a conversation with Glamour, pegged to his directorial debut, 1:30 Train. “With acting, you’re one piece in a very big puzzle. It’s like you helped buy a gift but you don’t know what the gift is, so you come back and see the movie. Sometimes it’s nice, sometimes it’s tragic. This process [directing], you’re involved in every single decision.”

Evans’ comments about acting versus directing could signal difficult negotiations in the years ahead between Marvel and their “First Avenger.” Many have expected that Evans will play Steve Rogers in sequels to Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but perhaps that’s not as firm as believed.

Can Marvel and Marvel fans weather the possibility of recasting Captain America down the line? Evans’ performance isn’t necessarily as iconic as, say, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Still, Evans is an important piece of the Marvel puzzle; here’s hoping his break from acting is a very short one, if it pans out at all.

(via Dark Horizons)


  • DarkRez

    He’s got a 6 film deal and after Avengers 2, he’ll have done 4 movies. That last 2 films on his contract will probably be Cap 3 and Avengers 3. After that, I don’t see any problem with letting the character rest. Heck, do the Death of Cap story and let Winter Soldier take over.

  • numberthirty

    Exactly. Post-Nolan, Batman needed at least a couple of years without the character being around.

  • StevenESmith

    Good for him — hes got the money, hes done work — its time for him to take a brake. I think he did very well!