Marvel Studios originally wanted Chris Evans to sign a nine-picture deal, but he refused that and agreed to appear in six of their movies. That's an obligation he will have fulfilled with Avengers: Infinity War, but in a new profile with Esquire, it sounds like the actor is definitely ready to move on from Steve Rogers. While he's not quoted directly, the lengthy article has this to say about his future in the MCU.
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.
The article explains that the lengthy shoots, promotional tours, and preparation for Marvel movies mean that Evans is left with little time to look at other roles or explore his passion for directing.
There's obviously nothing to say the studio won't be able to convince the actor to stick around, but this isn't the most positive of updates. Avengers: Infinity War wouldn't be the worst place for Captain America's story to wrap up, especially if he sacrifices himself to stop Thanon and passes the mantle on to Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier. As always, let us know your thoughts on this news down below.