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Chris Evans talks playing Captain America after Phase 3

April 26th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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After a not-so-successful stint as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four, who knew that returning to Marvel property would be the greatest thing that ever happened to Chris Evans? Well, it was.

Since debuting as the Star Spangled Avenger in 2011, Evans has accumulated seven appearances as Captain America, leading up to his most-anticipated outing yet with Civil War.

Evans will continue his love affair with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in  Avengers: Infinity WarParts 1 and 2 which will commence shooting this November, but he has revealed to The Independent (via Squareeyed) that he’d be open to the idea of another actor taking up the shield.

“Sure, absolutely,” he said. “There are certain characters I don’t think anyone would really want to play,” he added, specifically mentioning Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.

“But you know who I thought no one else could play? Captain Kirk. I thought no one else could play Batman,” he said.

“I guess there can be [other] incarnations,” he continued. “…there’s room for everybody at this table because [Marvel] celebrates character, a huge fanbase, a built-in following and awareness; why not let everyone have a bite?”

“As of now, my contract ends after three and four. If they came back to me for more, we’d have to talk about it. I had a really good time making these movies – if there were more down the pipeline, I’d certainly consider it.”

He’d consider it? That sounds too diplomatic to us. We think Evans has made his peace with the character and the superhero universe. He’s wanting out. Somebody must stop him.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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