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Chris Evans says he's doing Avengers 4 because it will "wrap everything up"

Trying to imagine anyone else besides Chris Evans as Captain America at this point is like trying to imagine a sloth not looking like the creepy uncle of the animal world: it just can’t be done.  But sorry to say a time will come when we won’t be seeing him in the red, white and blue ever again (or at least for a period of time), and according to Evans that time could have come a year sooner.

Evans recently spoke with The Telegraph about his role as the shield-throwing super solider, and during the conversation he brought up how saying no to AVENGERS 4 (the second part of the INFINITY WAR story), and future Marvel movies, could’ve been as easy as dragging a flying helicopter back onto a helipad:

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. [I agreed] because it made sense. It’s going to wrap everything up.”

AVENGERS 4 will mark the seventh appearance for Evans as Cap, but even making it this far was something the scared the hell out of the actor when he first signed on the dotted line:

One of my biggest fears was that the movies were going to be good. Because if things worked out, I’d have to do all six of them. And at the time, that was the most terrifying aspect of it. That it was going to be so dominating, all-encompassing.

And indeed it has been, as Evans has become just as synonymous with Cap as Robert Downey Jr. is to Iron Man, or Chris Hemsworth to Thor. But Evans may see himself out sooner than those two, as he’s made it clear in the past he’s not going to continue acting outside of what he’s “contractually obligated” to do, and will begin work behind the camera as a director. At that point, he will still make people call him "The Captain" around his sets.

Anyone who reads this thinking we will be seeing the last of Evans’ Captain America is probably in the right kind of boat. Though I can imagine Evans has loved taking on the role of the Star-Spangled Man I’m sure after seven films over (by the time AVENGERS 4 hits) eight years can be exhausting, and the complete immersion into the director’s chair is something he seems dead-set on achieving. Of course only time will tell what happens, and perhaps they'll have Cap do what Samuel L. Jackson sought to do in PULP FICTION and just wonder the earth. He'll even maintain a distance when he see's another blue beam creating a portal in the sky. Dr. Schultz said boundaries, Cap.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR arrives May 4, 2018.

Source: The Telegraph

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