Why Chris Evans Agreed to Play Captain America One Last Time

Untitled “Avengers 4” film will mark the end of Evans’ Steve Rogers

Last Updated: June 12, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

Chris Evans is seriously done playing Captain America, you guys.

At least that’s what the actor insisted in long chat with the UK’s Telegraph on Saturday, where he spoke of his decision to return for a final “Avengers” film despite having fulfilled his obligation to Marvel Studios.

“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter,” Evans said.

“They said they had so many other characters to fit in – ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Ant-Man’ – and couldn’t get them all into one movie. [I agreed] because it made sense. It’s going to wrap everything up,” he continued.

Indeed, the third and fourth “Avengers” films are currently shooting back-to-back in Atlanta — where Evans is reunited with his core team of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Mark Ruffalo’s Incredible Hulk.

Evans has expressed his desire for, let’s say, a new experience apart from the massive Disney-owned franchise.

In the same chat, he likened the Marvel process to a factory line.

“There’s something refreshing about that intimate exchange with the other people involved in a smaller film. You feel like you get your hands dirty,” Evans said.

“Those Captain America movies are great, and I’m proud of every one of them, but on set they’re giant f—— factories, and we spend a lot of time sitting around,” he concluded.

“Avengers: Infinity War” hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Its untitled sequel follows a year after.

Neither Marvel nor Evans’ representatives have yet to respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.