Earlier this month Chris Evans revealed to Jimmy Kimmel that he turned the role of Captain America down several times due to fears of tying himself into a nine-picture deal he couldn't get out of. Fast forward six years since the chiseled star-spangled banner boy's first appearance in the MCU and it's clear to all involved that Evans's fears bit the dust long ago.
With his next picture deal, Captain America: Civil War, arriving in theaters everywhere next week, his Marvel contract is close to completion. Talking to Collider, the superstar discusses possibilities for re-upping the deal:
"There is no re-upping yet. I was just saying in my last interview that it's so funny thinking about how fast time has moved. We started this in 2010 and six years [snaps finger] has gone in a blink of an eye. In the beginning, it was so terrifying and now you're almost scared to...I'm scared to walk away. I'm scared to not have one of these [Marvel movie] coming. These past six years there's always been, 'Next year we start that one.' And it's been wonderful, especially because the movies are so good. When you make good movies, who wants to stop doing that?"
Evans went on to contemplate the possibility of passing Captain America's shield on to another, staying true to the comics:
So, I don't know. We'll see. I know in the comic books that the shield gets passed off. And what you do know, more than anything else in this process — meeting fans, experiencing these junkets and people who love the character — the character is bigger than you and whatever the character needs, whatever Marvel needs for that arc, I'm willing to do. So if that is me passing it off, you pass it off. But if they want to make more, I'm ready."
Obviously we're keeping our fingers crossed Marvel will give him the opportunity to continue his MCU journey because who could imagine an MCU without Chris Evans?
Watch the trailer for Captain America: Civil War below: