Signing a multi-million dollar six film deal with Walt Disney and Marvel following his debut in 2011's Captain America: The First Avengers, Chris Evans is ready to depart from the character altogether. Rather than pulling the plug on any commitments he has given to his employer, he appears to have come to peace with the choice of letting his contract run down without renewing.
This week Esquire ran an in-depth cover story on the 35-year old, looking at his career in the spotlight, along with his public statements against the Trump administration. Statements which have drawn some ire in certain quarters. According to the writer of the piece, the boy from Boston has drawn weary of the routine and will look to call it a day at the conclusion of Avengers 4.
"Settling in on the couch, he groans. Evans explains that he's hurting all over because he just started his workout routine the day before to get in shape for the next two Captain America films. The movies will be shot back to back beginning in April. After that, no more red- white-and-blue costume for the thirty-five-year-old. He will have fulfilled his contract."
Evans Angry and Doesn't Care If You See His Movies or Not
Talking with the publication about his view of politics away from the camera, Evans could not hide his frustration at the current state of events under the Trump administration.
''I feel rage. I feel fury. It's unbelievable," he argued. "People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame. They were just so happy to hear that someone was angry. Hear someone say that Washington sucks. They just want something new without actually understanding."
Knowing a certain amount of backlash will come his way, the actor is at a point in his life where he wouldn't sacrifice his opinion for the sake of the bottom line.
"Look, I'm in a business where you've got to sell tickets, but, my God, I would not be able to look at myself in the mirror if I felt strongly about something and didn't speak up," he said. "I think it's about how you speak up. We're allowed to disagree... If I state my case and people don't want to go see my movies as a result - I'm okay with that."
SLJ Teases Return of The Red Skull
Enjoying a radio chat with HOT 97 while on the press circuit for Kong: Skull Island, Samuel L. Jackson might have let slip the return of The Red Skull. The villain played by Hugo Weaving was killed off (as far as we know) in the first installment, but the Nick Fury star's comments opens up the potential for a comeback.
When the topic of the Marvel Cinematic Universe came up, Jackson stated, “You didn’t see me in Civil War. I’m still out there trying to figure out what The Skull is going to…”
After a pause, the actor moved on from the subject. Was this in reference to something else? Was he getting his movies mixed up? Watch this space.