Settling in on the couch, he groans. Evans explains that he’s hurting all over because he just started his workout routine the day before to get in shape for the next two Captain America films. The movies will be shot back to back beginning in April.
After that, no more red- white-and-blue costume for the thirty-five-year-old. He will have fulfilled his contract.
A new Esquire profile on the actor mentions that he’s “hurting all over” as he begins his grueling workouts for Infinity War, adding: “He just started his workout routine the day before to get in shape for the next two Captain America films.”
Evans discusses his future with Marvel and seems to reveal that after his contract is fulfilled following Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, he’s hanging up the shield.
It seems like not too long ago Evans was mulling an offer to play the Marvel character in the still-very-young Marvel Studios lineup.
Evans famously turned the part down a couple of times, partly because he had already done the superhero thing in Fantastic Four, and partly because the prospect of signing a then- unheard of nine – movie contract was kind of crazy— what if the movies sucked?
In the end, Evans relented and starred in Captain America : The First Avenger, and he’s now cemented himself as one of the cornerstones of the Marvel Cinematic Universe —although that reign may be ending sooner than you think.
Evans didn’t sign a nine film contract when he agreed to lead Captain America : The First Avenger, and instead negotiated it down to six films in total. With these two Avengers movies now shooting , that fulfills his contractual duties he’s free to go ( this actually makes seven Marvel movies for Evans in total, but these final two Avengers films may count as one since they’re shooting at the same time). Obviously Marvel may try to renegotiate and sign him up for more appearances in the MCU, but according to this Esquire profile he’s thinking he’s done.
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