Will Chris Evans Return For Captain America 4? Here's What He Said

Cap confronting Iron Man in Civil War

If you've been paying any attention to the world of TV and movies, you'll see that superhero movies are ruling the day. And this trend of serialized storytelling began with The Marvel Cinematic Universe's introduction in Iron Man. Since then, the MCU has expanded greatly, although the end of Phase Three leaves quite a few questions in the air, as some actors' contracts will be up after Avengers: Infinity War. One of these actors is none other than Captain America himself, Chris Evans. And considering how essential Cap is to the overall narrative of the universe, many are wondering if Evans will continue after the events of Infinity War.

Luckily for us, Chris Evans himself recently commented on this possibility. Despite prior reports that he'd be retiring the role of Captain America, Evans revealed (via Collider) that he'd be happy to continue playing the hero. If the money and logistics work out, of course.

It's really not up to me. My contract is up. I'm not going to sit here and say, 'No more.' I think Hugh Jackman has made 47 Wolverine movies, and they somehow keep getting better. It's a character I love, and it's a factory that really knows what they're doing. The system is sound, over there. They make great movies. If they weren't kicking out quality, I'd have a different opinion. But, everything Marvel does seems to be cinema gold. And like I said, I love the character. The only reason it would end is 'cause my contract is up. After Avengers 4, my contract is done. Talk to Marvel. If we engage further, I'd be open to it. I love the character. It's almost like high school. You certainly always look to senior year, and then, all of a sudden, senior year happens and you're like, 'I don't know if I'm ready to go.' It's tough thinking about not playing the guy.

Well, this was certainly the most concrete answer we've gotten from Chris Evans. It looks like the actor is down to clown for more Marvel adventures, but there's some legal and financial stuff details in the way.

Chris Evans has been starring as Steve Rogers/Captain America since back in 2011, and is undoubtedly the biggest character in the MCU besides Iron Man. But since he carries a bit less star power than RDJ, we can assume he's not making the money he could be. And with the contract up, smart money says Evans will be pushing for more cash money before once again taking Cap's shield.

While previous reports stated that Chris Evans would most likely be retiring from the MCU, it now appears that this isn't set in stone. Rather, it's just his contract that is done; Evans may be the First Avenger again in Phase Four. Hopefully.

Avengers: Infinity War will fly into theaters on May 4 (aka Star Wars Day) in 2018. For a full schedule of 2017's releases, be sure to check out our list.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.