Chris Evans is known for his portrayal of the Marvel superhero Captain America a.k.a Steve Rogers. He has appeared in “Captain America” and “The Avengers” and is prepping himself up for the films’ next franchise: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as well as “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
In an all-out interview with Variety, the hunk shared how he wants to pursue a different career after his six-movie deal with Marvel. And that is, directing.
He said that he is trying to finish his film “1:30 Train,” but if you are Captain America and has a bunch of friends like the Avengers, who has the time? He emphasized that his acting jobs will only be for Marvel from now on.
“If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing. I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do,” said Evans in the interview with Variety.
In 2010, when Marvel offered Evans “Captain America,” he turned it down. He cited the problem as the franchise’s contract—a nine-movie contract. After seeing a lot of hopefuls, again, Marvel offered him the part, and he still refused it.
However, the exciting part was when Robert Downey Jr., “Iron Man,” called him himself and talked about the part with him, stating that saying yes to the part can afford him all kinds of freedom.
During his break from the Marvel franchise, he spends his vacation filming the $3 million film “1:30 Train.” It focuses on a young woman (Alice Eve) who longs for her ride home at Grand Central Terminal. She then spends the night engaging in a conversation with a street musician (Chris Evans). The film was shot in Lower East Side, Manhattan.
“I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct. But [time] never really opens up. There’s another movie to do, there’s another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what — I have to do this,” said Evans in the Variety article.
Meanwhile, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opens in US theatres on April 4, 2014.
For all the Chris Evans fans out there, it seems like you are going to see your favourite actor only as a superhero. But who knows? Everything changes, especially when you are, well, a superhero like Captain America. Don’t you think it would be exciting to see Evans with a love interest instead? Let us know!
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