Chris Evans coy about his Captain America future again

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Just when we think we have a handle on Chris Evans's future as Captain America, he throws us a curveball.

About the only thing not in dispute these days is that Chris's Marvel Studios contract will end with the release of Avengers 4, but what's murky is where things go from there.

First there were reports that he was hanging up his shield and then an interview where he seemed game to continue with Marvel, but now we're not so sure again.

While dropping by the The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday (April 3), Chris was quite coy when he was asked if he'd like to continue with Marvel once his current contract is up.

"My contract is up. I have Avengers 3 [Infinity War] and 4," he explained. "We do Avengers 3 now, 4 is the latter part of the year. Then after that, it is the end of my contract."

That sounds ominously non-committal, doesn't it? When Digital Spy spoke around the time of Age of Ultron's release, he actually downplayed previous suggestions that he planned to give up Marvel (and acting in general) to focus on directing.

"I gave an interview once where I said I was gonna try and focus a little more on directing, and that's true, it's what I'm excited about right now," Evans told us. "But acting is still... I love acting, in no way am I walking away from acting.

"With the shield, it's a matter of whether or not Marvel wants to keep knocking, but my contract is up after the last Avengers movies."

Let's hope he still feels that way. Chris played a huge role in the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and was even billed as The First Avengers in the original Captain America movie.

In his Marvel downtime, he's pursued a wide range of side-projects - including the cult sci-fi hit Snowpiercer and the upcoming family drama Gifted.

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(Gifted)

He also made his directorial debut with 2015's romantic drama Before We Go, which paired him Star Trek into Darkness's Alice Eve as a couple who fall for each other while busking.

The good news for Marvel fans is that Chris will definitely be back as Captain America - or at least Steve Rogers - in Avengers: Infinity War, which will be released on April 27, 2018, in the UK and May 4, 2018, in the US.

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