Years ago, Marvel Studios sought a nine-picture contract with Chris Evans, but our boy said no and came to an agreement for six. By the release of Avengers: Infinity War, he will have met that contractual obligation. Unfortunately, according to Esquire, our incumbent Steve Rogers is ready to move on from his time in the red-white-and-blue.
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.
The piece goes on to say that the length of the shoots, commitments to promotional tours, and the individual preparation for each Marvel film has left Chris Evans with barely any time to pursue other roles or focus on his passion for directing.
Is it possible the last we will see of this Captain America to be in Avengers: Infinity War? Will we see a heroic sacrifice? The Marvel Universe needs a Captain America and we already have Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes a.k.a. the Winter Soldier and Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson a.k.a. the Falcon ready to step up if called upon. Who would you like to see as the next Captain America?
Here’s my wacky thought – the effects of the Super Soldier Serum could somehow be neutralized. As a result, the existing Steve Rogers is rapidly aged and we now have a long-term gig for Stan Lee himself. Benefit? Chris Evans could jump back into this universe when he desires and Marvel producers would just have to deliver us a plot line that gives him his youth back.