During a press junket for his upcoming movie "Gifted," Chris Evans took a decidedly more open approach to the end of his contract with Marvel Studios and his return to the role of Captain America post-"Avengers: Infinity War."
"It’s really not up to me. My contract is up. I’m not going to sit here and say, 'No more,'” Evans told Collider. "It’s a character I love, and it’s a factory that really knows what they’re doing. The system is sound, over there. They make great movies. If they weren’t kicking out quality, I’d have a different opinion."
He continued, relating that the idea of an exit from his role as Cap feels a bit like "senior year of High School," full of the same uncertainty about being ready to leave it behind.
Fans of Evans as Steve Rogers can definitely relate. It's been a tense few weeks, after a string of profiles and interviews hit the internet featuring a rather celebratory stance from Evans on the completion of his contract, where the actor explained he was looking forward to taking on more down-to-earth, less super-heroic roles and hanging up the shield for good.
It's doubtful that the will-he-or-won't-he speculation is going to come to an end anytime soon. As Evans himself explained, his return to the role of Steve Rogers isn't actually up to him. However, by the sound of it, it's safe to say he'll be approaching any new contracts from Marvel Studios with an open mind. So, Cap fans, that's certainly a silver lining to look to.
Evans began his run as Captain America in 2011 with "Captain America: The First Avenger" and has returned to the role in four more installments of the MCU, for a total of five movies. "Infinity War" will mark the completion of his six-movie contract, unless, of course, Marvel and Disney present new terms.
"Avengers: Infinity War" is slated for release on May 4, 2018, and will be directed by "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Captain America: Civil War" helmers Anthony and Joe Russo. It's set to star a massive ensemble cast including Brie Larson, Sebastian Stan, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt and Tom Holland.