Chris Evans Will Retire From Acting After ‘Captain America’

Chris Evans tells the latest issue of Variety that after Captain America runs its course (possibly in 2017), he’ll retire from acting and start directing. He’s under contract with Marvel for a six picture deal and has already done three with the two Captain Americas and an Avengers movie.

“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.”

In fact, he’s already started directing with 1:30 Train starring Alice Eve.

“I put everything in 1:30 Train.” But whether that film succeeds or not, he feels confident he’ll get another shot at directing. “That’s not a luxury that most people are afforded.”

Unlike some, Evans is actually grateful for the opportunities Captain America has given him.

“Without these movies, I wouldn’t be directing. They gave me enough overseas recognition to greenlight a movie. And if I’m speaking extremely candidly, it’s going to continue to do that for as long as the Marvel contract runs.”

Chris seems like a genuinely nice guy. He’s made it known on many occasions that he hates the spotlight but you don’t hear stories about him being bitchy on press tours. If this was Justin Bieber or Lindsay Lohan, they’d just huff and puff like two-year-olds until they got their way and then they’d go on Twitter to say “f**k the haters” and then pee in a mop bucket or something.

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