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Chris Evans To Take A Break From Acting
When his Marvel contract is up

04 March 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Glamour

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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.


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Your Comments

Which films count?
He's done 3 as Captain America, but do the 2 as Johnny Storm count?? That would leave just 1 more outing as Cap before he gets to hang up his shield. More

Posted by Mierin at 16:13 on 09 April 2014 | Report This Post

If I was Kevin Fiege I'd be a lot more worried than he seems to be. Phase 3 is gonna want to introduce a lot of new characters, cos by the looks of things after Avengers 3 they're gonna be down to one named character - Thor - and with the best will in the world TDW was the weakest Marvel movie since the Incredible Hulk. There's plenty of heroes in the Marvel vaults and they seem to be recovering the rights to some they've lost along the way (a MCU/Sony crossover Spidey movie is a dead cert a More

Posted by gaijin san at 14:32 on 19 March 2014 | Report This Post

I would have assumed (like others are saying) that it's more likely 5 - 6 pictures, which would mean Cap 3 and probably Avengers 3 - same as Thor and Iron Man. More

Posted by dctuck at 08:40 on 05 March 2014 | Report This Post

I remember reading that it was a 10 picture contract!
Anyway, I don't blame him. I'd be bored acting in those films one after the other, too. I'm amazed Chris Hemsworth isn't literally asleep on camera during the Thor films. More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 20:50 on 04 March 2014 | Report This Post

You know what, good for him! More

Posted by Darren47 at 20:25 on 04 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Plus this is Glamour magazine.
strong speculation that Avengers: Age Of Ultron marks the final film is his Marvel deal.here is? That seems to run against most things I've read on the subject. I was under the impression that Evans has one Cap film and two Avengers films left on his contract AFTER The Winter Soldier. More

Posted by Histeria at 19:11 on 04 March 2014 | Report This Post

Plus this is Glamour magazine.
Not exactly noteworthy for breaking news stories. Maybe they want him to settle down and have kids. With their readers. More

Posted by coomi77 at 18:21 on 04 March 2014 | Report This Post

Pretty sure he signed the standard 6 picture deal contract.
Everyone (Downey jr, hemsworth, etc) all signed it and said as much in interviews. 3 solo pictures, 3 avengers pictures. Think he's talking about after avengers 3. No way they'd let him go before that. More

Posted by coomi77 at 18:19 on 04 March 2014 | Report This Post

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