CAPTAIN AMERICA Actor Chris Evans Has Extended His Marvel Contract
Chris Evans will continue to report for duty as Captain America in Marvel Studios’ shared universe franchise, signing up for a fourth Avengers film.
In a new interview with the UK’s Telegraph, Captain America actor Chris Evans revealed he’s officially signed on for the currently untitled Avengers 4, which will hit theaters in May 2019, a year after the currently-shooting Avengers: Infinity War.“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter,” Evans shared. “They said they had so many other characters to fit in – Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant Man – and couldn’t get them all into one movie. [I agreed] because it made sense. It’s going to wrap everything up.”
Evans debuted as the scrawny wannabe soldier turned beefy super soldier in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, reprising the role in 2012’s The Avengers, 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. (Evans also made cameo appearances in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and July’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, neither of which counted towards his contract.)
If Evans’ “wrap up” comments concern you, the actor said in 2016 that he’s “scared to walk away… to not have one of these [Captain America movies] coming.”
“For the past six years there’s always been ‘Next year, we start that one,’ and it’s been wonderful, especially because the movies are so good. When you make good movies, who wants to stop doing that? So I don’t know, we’ll see,” Evans said before the release of Captain America: Civil War. “I know in the comics that the shield does get passed off, and what you do know, more than anything else in this process, in meeting fans and experiencing these junkets, and people who love the character – the character is bigger than you, and whatever the character needs, whatever Marvel needs for that arc, I’m willing to do. So if that is me passing it off, I’ll pass it off. But if they want to make more, I’m ready.”
Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4th, 2018.