Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and the film’s yet-to-be-titled sequel will be the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe story to date. While fans are looking forward to the ultimate showdown between between the team of heroes and the sinister Thanos, the future beyond the next Avengers films is uncertain with contracts for a number of longtime stars set to expire. In a cover story by Esquire, Captain America star Chris Evans may have revealed that he will retire from his role as Steve Rogers once he completes work on the next two Avengers films.
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.
Much like Christopher Reeve’s take on Superman or Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine, Evans’ performance as Captain America is considered by many to be the definitive portrayal of the classic comic book character and the thought of re-casting the role is unimaginable to some. However, comic book history allows the role of Captain America to be filled by a number of characters, including Sam Wilson, a.k.a. Falcon. While there may be only one Steve Rogers to some, is seems unlikely that the Captain America title will retire from the MCU films even if Chris Evans does hang up his shield.
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