Chris Evans' time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be coming to an end, as his appearance in Avengers: Endgame is rumored to be his final go-around as Captain America. Evans has said he was looking to get out of acting and starting to do more work behind the camera, and Marvel might have exactly what he is looking for.
According to Jim Hill Media, there are rumors Kevin Feige has reportedly offered Chris Evans the chance to direct a few episodes of the various limited series that Marvel is bringing to the Disney+ streaming service.
Interesting new development on the Chris Evans front ... To keep him on the reservation, so to speak, after "Endgame," Kevin Feige has supposedly offered him the opportunity to direct a few episodes of those limited series that Marvel Studios is prepping for Disney +.— Jim Hill Media (@JimHillMedia) February 2, 2019
These projects are rumored to focus on characters already introduced in the MCU, including one starring Scarlet Witch and Vision, another with Falcon and The Winter Soldier and one featuring Loki. Other heroes rumored for a Disney+ series are Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon and Groot.
If Evans decides to retire from his on-screen role for Marvel, this could help him get some solid directing gigs under his belt as he transitions into full-time directing. His only directing credit thus far came in 2014 with the movie Before We Go.
A great option would be to put Evans behind the camera on the Falcon and Winter Soldier series. Depending on the direction the Disney+ limited series goes, one of these characters could end up picking up the shield and taking Steve Rogers' place as Captain America in the MCU.
Despite Evans' Marvel contract expiring after Avengers: Endgame, director Joe Russo said that the movie was emotional for the actor because "he's not done yet." He wouldn't elaborate, telling audiences to wait and see to understand what he meant.
Bringing Evans in to direct an episode of a Disney+ series would be a great way to keep the actor in-house and make it easier to lure him back for the same kind of cameos that Samuel L. Jackson makes as Nick Fury across the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Chris Evans returns as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame, arriving in theaters on April 26.