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Chris Evans says if Marvel wants him after contract expires, they got him

09.04.2015

Oh, what a difference a fruitful Marvel Cinematic Universe can make.

I'm not just taking about its model, which other studios keep trying to copy as they develop their own shared universes, and how it has impacted the way big blockbusters in Hollywood are made. I'm also taking about how it has swayed the mindset of Chris Evans.

Not too long ago (2014 to be precise), Chris Evans wasn't exactly long for making Marvel movies. I believe his exact words were "I think when I'm done with this Marvel contract, I'll take a little break from acting." Stemming from that, everyone expected Marvel to come up with some sort of plan following his deal expiring to maybe get another actor in Cap's suit, in order to keep the character going strong in future Phases. Then again, it also opened up plenty of rumors that Steve Rogers might bite the bullet moving along.

Well, things have changed, and Chris Evans isn't exactly ready to walk away from what he helped build just yet. In a new interview, Evans discusses what he's thinking of doing once his current Marvel deal reaches the end.

"Listen, if Marvel wants me they got me. I’ve never had such a relationship where you have such—I mean look at my resume, I’m used to being on set being like, ‘Ah is this movie gonna be terrible?’ Marvel just can’t stop making great movies, they do it in their sleep. It’s wonderful directors and producers and actors and scripts, and it’s like a playground as an actor."

Sounds like someone turned that frown upside-down and wants to keep hold of the shield as long as humanly possible. Given the exposure the MCU has given to Chris Evans, how could anyone really blame him?

And now with the shift in Marvel's power structure, it is quite realistic that, while Evans might not get to see any of that Robert Downey Jr. money, he could be walking into a hefty raise that recognizes his contribution as a key element in the MCU foundation.

That's something the likes of which you'd never want to let go if you can make it so.

Chris Evans' next turn as Captain America is, of course, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, which kicks off next summer on May 6, 2016.

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8:23AM on 09/08/2015
Quite the shift from the last time he spoke out. Wonder if he's seen a cut of Civil War and realized he can't just leave. He's been an amazing Cap, but time will tell when Marvel phases him out.
Quite the shift from the last time he spoke out. Wonder if he's seen a cut of Civil War and realized he can't just leave. He's been an amazing Cap, but time will tell when Marvel phases him out.
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4:59AM on 09/07/2015

in other words

He wants more money.
He wants more money.
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9:57PM on 09/05/2015
From Not Another Teen Movie to Captain America, if I were him, I'd continue to do the role as long as I can. Chris Evans has come a long way and that's great for him.
From Not Another Teen Movie to Captain America, if I were him, I'd continue to do the role as long as I can. Chris Evans has come a long way and that's great for him.
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3:10AM on 09/05/2015
I'm glad to hear this. Casting-wise, I think Evans is the best thing about the MCU. He brings so much heart and emotion to these films.
I'm glad to hear this. Casting-wise, I think Evans is the best thing about the MCU. He brings so much heart and emotion to these films.
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11:31PM on 09/04/2015
In the movie Civil War, our heroes had to face their greatest challenge yet as their higher ups sought to obtain more power for themselves. Our heroes started fighting amongst themselves and started questioning why they were even doing what they were doing. In the end, the higher ups were made to back off and our heroes were free to do what they wanted to do and thus they were friends again and willing to work together again.

And that's just behind the scenes...
In the movie Civil War, our heroes had to face their greatest challenge yet as their higher ups sought to obtain more power for themselves. Our heroes started fighting amongst themselves and started questioning why they were even doing what they were doing. In the end, the higher ups were made to back off and our heroes were free to do what they wanted to do and thus they were friends again and willing to work together again.

And that's just behind the scenes...
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11:28PM on 09/04/2015
At this point he's the other mainstay of the Marvel Universe (besides Downey Jr.) I'd be most sorry to see go. I'm glad that Marvel Comics has supplied fans with a Plan B if Evans ever does decide to retire, but for me he's kind of the heart and soul of the thing (well, outside of the Guardians of the Galaxy, wherever they might be).
At this point he's the other mainstay of the Marvel Universe (besides Downey Jr.) I'd be most sorry to see go. I'm glad that Marvel Comics has supplied fans with a Plan B if Evans ever does decide to retire, but for me he's kind of the heart and soul of the thing (well, outside of the Guardians of the Galaxy, wherever they might be).
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9:01PM on 09/04/2015

given what we know from the comics

I wonder if Chris Evans felt awkward around Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie... you know... they're gunning for his job.
I wonder if Chris Evans felt awkward around Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie... you know... they're gunning for his job.
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10:37PM on 09/04/2015
With the reconstruction of Marvel Studios, I wonder if he was waiting for the perfect opportunity to negotiate a contract he always wanted. I wouldn't blame him one bit.
With the reconstruction of Marvel Studios, I wonder if he was waiting for the perfect opportunity to negotiate a contract he always wanted. I wouldn't blame him one bit.
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9:01PM on 09/04/2015

given what we know from the comics

I wonder if Chris Evans felt awkward around Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie... you know... they're gunning for his job.
I wonder if Chris Evans felt awkward around Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie... you know... they're gunning for his job.
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8:48PM on 09/04/2015
This is good news because he's great as Cap.
This is good news because he's great as Cap.
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7:16PM on 09/04/2015
Awesome news he wants to stay on longer to portray Cap. He's my favorite Avenger and Evans is a big, vital reason why. I hope the original Avengers team stays on as long as they can. They're THAT great of an ensemble.
Awesome news he wants to stay on longer to portray Cap. He's my favorite Avenger and Evans is a big, vital reason why. I hope the original Avengers team stays on as long as they can. They're THAT great of an ensemble.
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6:39PM on 09/04/2015
It would be nice if Captain got a proper solo third film like Iron Man and Thor. Avengers: AOU makes me a little worried about Civil War, that marvel is more concerned with fitting a lot of characters into a film rather than developing them. A Captain America film like Winter Soldier would be aces.
Also, not a fan of just having someone take over for captain america like in the comics (Bucky or Falcon). So the longer Evans stays, the better.
It would be nice if Captain got a proper solo third film like Iron Man and Thor. Avengers: AOU makes me a little worried about Civil War, that marvel is more concerned with fitting a lot of characters into a film rather than developing them. A Captain America film like Winter Soldier would be aces.
Also, not a fan of just having someone take over for captain america like in the comics (Bucky or Falcon). So the longer Evans stays, the better.
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5:41PM on 09/04/2015
I'm glad to hear it but like Hugh Jackman, he will know age will get the better of him at some point. It;s great to have actors who love and epitomize the characters they play.
Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jnr, Sean Connery, Roger Moore (if he is your type), Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Mel Gibson, Christopher Lee, Vin Diesel,
They all have one or 2 characters that require sequels. Unfortunately the characters are immortal but the actors aren't. If you enjoy sharing your work as these
I'm glad to hear it but like Hugh Jackman, he will know age will get the better of him at some point. It;s great to have actors who love and epitomize the characters they play.
Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jnr, Sean Connery, Roger Moore (if he is your type), Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Mel Gibson, Christopher Lee, Vin Diesel,
They all have one or 2 characters that require sequels. Unfortunately the characters are immortal but the actors aren't. If you enjoy sharing your work as these characters then keep doing it for as long as you can.
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5:55PM on 09/04/2015
Sorry, I should have also added Christopher Reeve as well.Hopefully BvS would allow me to add Henry Cavill to that list as well because he could be iconic.
Sorry, I should have also added Christopher Reeve as well.Hopefully BvS would allow me to add Henry Cavill to that list as well because he could be iconic.
5:35PM on 09/04/2015

I'm with you Marvel

till the end of the line.
till the end of the line.
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5:19PM on 09/04/2015
Great news. Evans is the best thing in these movies. He really embodies cap.
Great news. Evans is the best thing in these movies. He really embodies cap.
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