“Captain America: Civil War” will mark Chris Evans’ fifth outing as the star-spangled Avenger Steve Rogers. That includes a soon-to-be-a-trilogy of “Captain America” films as well as two “Avengers” ones. And, as with all of Marvel’s major players, fans are wondering about the details of Evans’ contract with Marvel Studios — and whether or not he’s extended it. In an interview with Collider, Evans touched upon the status of his contract and his future as Captain America.
“There’s no re-upping yet,” said Evans when asked about his contract. “It is so funny thinking about how fast time has moved. We started this in 2010, and six years is gone in the blink of an eye. In the beginning it was so terrifying, and now you’re almost scared… I’m scared to walk away. I’m scared to not have one of these coming. For the past six years, there’s always been ‘next year, we start on 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.
“I know in the comic books the shield gets passed off,” he added. “And what you do know, more than anything else in this process and 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, you pass it off. But if they want to make more, I’m ready.”
In the comics, the Captain America shield has been passed on to two other heroes in recent memory: Bucky became Captain America following the original “Civil War” storyline, which saw Steve Rogers seemingly assassinated during the fallout. More recently, Rogers lost the Super-Soldier Serum and passed the mantle to Falcon, who still carries the shield today.
“Captain America: Civil War” opens on May 6.
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