Chris Evans "Scared To Walk Away" From Captain America, Talks About Potentially Passing The Shield To Another Actor
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters in a week and a half, and fans will finally find out just how close the film adaptation hews to its comic book source material. One of the big rumors surrounding the movie has been about the fate of Captain America, and star Chris Evans has already addressed his immediate future in the MCU. In a new interview with Collider, Evans gives an update about whether or not he's added more films to his contract with Marvel Studios and whether he'd hand off the shield to another actor:
“There's no re-upping yet. It is so funny thinking about how fast time has moved. We started this in 2010, and six years is gone in the blink of an eye. In the beginning it was so terrifying, and now you’re almost scared…I’m scared to walk away. I’m scared to not have one of these coming. For the past six, theres always been ‘next year, we start that one,’ and it’s been wonderful. Especially because the movies are so good. When you make good movies, who wants to stop doing that? So, I don’t know. We’ll see.
I know in the comic books that the shield gets passed off, and what you do know more than anything else in this process — meeting fans, experiencing junkets, and people who love the character — the character is bigger than you. And whatever the character needs, whatever Marvel needs for that arc, I'm willing to do. So if that is me passing it off, you pass it off. But if they want to make more, I'm ready."
I'm sure fans will be happy to hear that Evans is putting the interests of the character above his own interests (that's such a Cap thing to do). He seems like he has a good head on his shoulders, and when the day comes that he's replaced or asked to pass off the shield, he'll have plenty of other opportunities elsewhere. Until then, though, I'm going to try to enjoy seeing him play this character for as long as possible.