It's no secret that Chris Evans is five films into a six film contract with Marvel Studios. His Captain America has been a highlight in the Avengers series for many audiences. Until day, it seemed a done deal that Evans would be moving on at the end of his contract.
As recently as earlier this week, Evans was still talking about leaving the franchise to pursue a career on the other side of the camera; his directorial debut, Before We Go, is in theaters today (September 4). In an interview this week, he stated:
It’s almost terrifying to think about these [Marvel films] being done. It always feels so good to kind of wrap and just say, ‘Alright, one more down.’ But it's also kind of like high school in a sense. You keep looking to when you're going to be done, and we're almost done now, and you're not quite ready for it to be over.
If Marvel is like high school for Evans, it seems like he's suddenly interested in attending college with his old classmates. In an interview published today, Evans clarifies his position, leaving the door open for more of Steve Rogers' Captain America:
If Marvel wants me they got me [...] Marvel just can’t stop making great movies, they do it in their sleep. It’s wonderful directors and producers and actors and scripts, and it’s like a playground as an actor.
Is it time for Steve Rogers to bow out? Should we see a new Captain -- Anthony Mackie's Falcon or Sebastian Stan's Bucky, maybe -- don the stars and stripes, or are you happy to know that Chris Evans might stick around?