The original contract of Captain America would have given Chris Evans six films, which did not include any of the cameos he has done along the way. By those calculations, his final appearance in the MCU would in fact be the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War which has many fans wondering if we will see him return for the sequel, which will directly follow the events of the upcoming film. Some feared that this could mean the death of the star-spangled soldier, but a recent interview with The Telegraph revealed that Evans has in fact extended his contract to include the fourth film in the Avengers franchise.
“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter. They said they had so many other characters to fit in – Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man – and couldn’t get them all into one movie.”
It certainly sounds like the ambitions are high with the upcoming Avengers films, as all elements will finally come together that have been building since the release of Iron Man back in 2008. When giving reasons why he extended his contract, Evans pointed out that it simply made sense, as the upcoming films will wrap up many elements that were introduced up to this point. The feeling of finality could become a highlight, as the franchise is heading towards its 10th anniversary and what will be an end of an era. When asked how it feels to slowly move towards what could be his potential last outing as the famous shield thrower, he gave an interesting look into how Marvel Studios was able to ensure a unity on set.
“I’ve been on sets where you get a vibe that everyone’s making a different movie. The director one, the actors another, the producers another one still. Marvel has a way of ensuring that on the day filming begins, everyone is making the same meal.”
It sounds quite a lot like being part of Marvel Studios is almost like being part of a much larger family. Many fans fear a future that may not include the current iterations of Captain America or Iron Man, but sadly these characters and actors will be heading towards a new future. There seems to be a tone of finality on the side of Evans and given how much time he invested in playing the character, it would not be surprising that he would like to move on towards other roles. The large question that remains is what this means for the future of the title of Captain America, as either Bucky or Falcon could take over the mantle at the end of the upcoming films.
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Source: The Telegraph