Chris Evans’ future, if he has his way, will be behind the camera. He last year directed the movie 1:30 Train, which is in post production now, and it’s his plan to follow through on that career track.
Speaking to Collider, however, Evans made it clear that he’ll be seeing out his agreement with Marvel.
I have a six-movie contract with Marvel and I absolutely plan on fulfilling them. This is without a doubt the biggest blessing in my life. Marvel has literally changed the game for me, and they make great movies. I did direct last year and it was a really fantastic experience, I really enjoyed it. So I’m certainly looking to do that a bit more, so when it comes to exploring other acting jobs I may not be as proactive in trying to find those, I may kind of stick with my Marvel universe in terms of getting in front of the camera, and then getting behind the camera outside of it.
Well, that will make his Marvel movie all the more special, I suppose.
And for clarification, Evans’ cameo in Thor 2 was made outside of the six picture deal so we’re three in, so far – Cap 1, Cap 2, The Avengers – with Cap 3 in the planning stages and Avengers 2 shooting. What will the sixth movie be? Everybody is assuming Avengers 3.
Somebody oughta ask Sebastian Stan what kind of contract he’s on… there’s a pretty good precedent for replacing Captain America, and we may well already have met the new guy.