There's been a bit of a ruckus over how Marvel was going to deal with Chris Evans' recent statements on retiring the Cap and shield. Some saw it as an opportunity, some saw it as bad news, and some remained skeptical.
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Evans spoke to Variety on March 25th:
“If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing,” he says. “I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do.”
[time] never really opens up. There's another movie to do, there's another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what -- I have to do this.
This led many to speculate if Captain America would die in The Avengers 3: We Finally Get to Smack Around that Purple Jerk.
Except, Cap would like to clarify:
In an interview with Good Morning America, Evans cleared up any concerns.
"I said, I directed last year and I really responded to it, I really enjoyed it and I'd love to focus a little more on that," He continued, sarcastically, "Then, [I'm] retiring, hanging up the shoes I guess! By no means, am I planning on retiring. It's kind of a silly statement.
I guess he still wants that date after all.
I think Evans' is the perfect iteration of Cap, but I've heard he has wanted to move on from Cap for awhile. Also, the Russo brothers (The Cap 2 directors) have stated he has a great eye for directing, and if that's the case good for him!
This could also be an attempt to quiet any further speculation towards Cap dying in Avengers 3: The Not Really End to the Not Really Trilogy. So, it's good to hear Evans' is up for more Cap, but this doesn't necessarily mean Cap is out of the danger zone yet... be careful out there, hero!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in wide release on April 4th, 2014.