Chris Evans To Take A Break From Acting

When his Marvel contract is up

In an interview with Glamour magazine, Chris Evans has revealed a desire to take a sabbatical from superhero duties when his contract with Marvel expires. While we're not, alas, privy to the paperwork itself, there's strong speculation that Avengers: Age Of Ultron marks the final film in his Marvel deal.

"I think when I'm done with this Marvel contract, I'll take a little break from acting," Evans revealed of his planned sabbatical. “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."

Currently in post-production on his directorial debut, indie drama 1:30 Train, Evans was full of beans about his recent switch from screen to loud hailer. "This process [directing], you're involved in every single decision," he said. "If I hadn't done it, I'd be really kicking myself. At the time, it was a daunting task for a number of reasons, but in hindsight it was the right move,"

As for Cap, he had a few titbits to share. "He doesn't have demons," he reiterated in Glamour. "He's not Batman, he doesn't struggle with inner turmoil. The nature of this character is that he puts himself last and helps the common good. So he could easily slip into a world of boredom. The blessing and curse of Captain America is that he doesn't have that fancy an ability. He doesn't live in another world, or turn green. He doesn't have bells and whistles, he doesn't shoot missiles. He punches and kicks."


Captain America: The Winter Soldier,
out on March 26, will set those punching and kicking skills against his genetically modified, and now evil, old chum Bucky (Sebastian Stan). Click below to watch the trailer or read a full breakdown here.