Skip to 2.03 in the following interview to hear what he has to say:
Interviewer: I want to address these rumors because they're out there right now, Chris, that you are quitting acting and much to the dismay of your fans. Not true?
Evans: Yeah, well you know you say one thing and, I said that I directed last year, I really responded to it. I really enjoyed it. I'd love to focus a little bit more on that...
Interviewer: Suddenly, you're not an actor anymore!
Evans: Then retiring! Hanging up the shoes I guess! By no means am I planning on retiring, it's kind of a silly statement. Um, but I certainly am going to try and focus a bit more on directing at this point.
So that clears that up. Whether Chris would be interested in extending his contract with Marvel is another matter. He has already made clear that he thinks six films is an enormous commitment in itself, so any extension to said contract would seem rather unlikely at this point.
Chris' new Marvel film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits US theaters on April 4, and Snowpiercer, the South Korean science fiction film in which he also has a leading role, will arrive in theaters on June 27.