Chris Evans Ready to Leave Captain America Behind
Evans seemed to reveal that his contract with Marvel would be fulfilled after he finishes filming Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled sequel:
Settling in on the couch, he groans. Evans explains that he’s hurting all over because he just started his workout routine the day before to get in shape for the next two Captain America films. The movies will be shot back to back beginning in April. After that, no more red- white-and-blue costume for the thirty-five-year-old. He will have fulfilled his contract.
Although his contract will be fulfilled when the untitled sequel is done filming, there can always be a new contract. Marvel may try to reach out and negotiate a deal with him so that he can stay on. However, considering Evans had previously negotiated his original contract down from a nine film deal to a six film deal and has previously mentioned how time consuming working for Marvel has been, it may be safe to assume that he may be retiring the character as soon as that contract is up.
For those unfamiliar with the Captain America comics, I wouldn’t be concerned about the complete disappearance of the character. Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier has taken over the mantle of Captain America previously, so Marvel could go that route if they choose to keep the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, it really all depends on where Kevin Feige wants to take the MCU after the conclusion of Phase 3. Until then, we can only guess where the MCU may go.
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