Captain America's Chris Evans lands huge Broadway role

Rianne Houghton
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From Digital Spy

Chris Evans has swapped playing a superhero for another type of hero, as the Captain America actor gears up for a stint on Broadway.

Starring alongside everybody's favourite, Michael Cera, Chris will tread the boards at The Second Stage Theatre in New York for a production of Lobby Hero.

According to Vulture, Chris's Broadway debut will begin in March next year when he takes on the role of a veteran police officer in the Kenneth Lonergan play.

Cera, who previously starred in This Is Our Youth on Broadway, is said to be starring as a slacker security guard in the production, which will be directed by Trip Cullman.

It's no surprise that Cap is gearing up for a temporary career change – after all, the long-standing Marvel hero recently hinted that his time in the MCU might soon come to an end.

"I'd be lying if I said it wouldn't be hard for me," Evans recently admitted. "But the passing of time and the passing of torches is part of the experience.

"Nothing lasts forever. There's a beauty in that departure, even if it can be sad at times. It's also joyful."

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But while Chris might be thinking about stepping back from the MCU some time in the future, he is keen on pushing another Avenger to Marvel's fore.

Speaking about the potential for a standalone Black Widow movie with Scarlett Johansson, Chris said: "It would really just clean up, wouldn't it?

"Scarlett is so good at everything she does... She always makes her presence so felt – even when there are 50 different superheroes running around on-screen."

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