Chris Evans wants to leave acting after Marvel films

The Captain America star wants to hang up his suit and shield and focus on directing once his Marvel contract is over

Apparently, it’s not so easy being a superhero.


Chris Evans knows that all too well, having donned the red-white-and-blue Captain America suit for three films, with the next Avengers movie set to start filming in London soon. 

Apparently, the spandex-wearing, villain-fighting life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In an interview with Variety, Evans revealed that he wants to take a break from acting once his Marvel contract is up and start focusing on directing.

“If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing,” he says. “I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do,” Evans said. 

Evans signed a strict six-movie contract with Marvel when he originally signed on in 2010. Luckily, we’ll be able to see Captain America fighting for good over evil at least for the next couple of years. 

This winter, Evans spent his break from Marvel directing his debut film 1:30 Train, a movie about a young woman who misses her train back home and spends the night talking to a street musician, played by Evans himself. He shot the film in just under 19 days on a $3 million budget. 

“I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct, but [time] never really opens up,” Evans added. “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.”


Evans’ latest Marvel film Captain America: The Winter Solider is set to hit cinemas this Friday.