When Chris Evans seemed to indicate he had no desire to renew his Marvel contract last year, fans began to question who would go on to pick up the shield in his place. Of course, Evans has since cleared the air by stating that he’s willing to be Captain America as long as Marvel wants him. Still, with Evans’ co-star Sebastian Stan stating he had a nine picture deal while doing press for last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, many fans believed that he would go on to become Captain America at some point down the line, especially since his character became Captain America in the comics. (As did Falcon, who is portrayed by Anthony Mackie in the MCU.)
While at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote the upcoming film adaption of The Martian, Stan was asked about that possibility and if it held any interest for him. And while it’s safe to say he can’t reveal what is in store for his character down the line, Stan goes on to say that it’s not something that he’s particularly interested in as he’s happy with his current role.
“No, I really wouldn’t,” said Stan. “Let me tell you, I think about that every day… It’s so not up to me to be honest. I really enjoy my job over there, I’m really happy going to work and doing what I do. I love the character that I have. It’s up to a lot of different things and whatever Marvel decides, I’m game.” (Source.)
Now of course, this doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Whatever direction Marvel decides to take the character is ultimately up to them – whether it be having Bucky take over the shield, or Falon doing so. But for now, Sebastian Stan seems more than happy with his current role and doesn’t seem that interested in taking over as Cap just yet.
Stan also teased next year’s Captain America: Civil War, referring to it as “brutal”. He also goes on to say that we can expect some of the most “serious fighting” we’ve ever seen in a Marvel film, which would be an impressive feat given how excellent the fight choreography was in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Captain America: Civil War will hit movie theaters on May 6th, 2016.
Source: We Got This Covered.