Chris Evans wants to quit acting after Marvel movies


Captain America star Chris Evans wants to retire from acting and become a full-time director.

“I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct,” he told Variety magazine. “But time never really opens up. There’s another movie to do, there’s another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what – I have to do this.”

The 32-year-old actor will complete his contract with Marvel and then move on to directing.

“If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing,” he added. “I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do.”

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7 responses to “Chris Evans wants to quit acting after Marvel movies”

  1. Michael says:

    I can understand Evan’s POV. I’d miss seeing him act, but I’d be interested in seeing how he does as a director. That’s something that a lot of actors have expressed interest in doing (Robert Redford, Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Ben Affleck, etc have already made the transition). Also, you’re not alone Scarlett, I want to see a solo Black Widow movie as well.

  2. Josh says:

    And yet Don Cheadle and Anthony Mackie can’t get any word on their standings? Bah! Compared to the ‘main Avengers cast’, they are contracted for about three or four appearances. This makes me feel very gutted, as these the characters have a part in the lives of their friends. Anyway, I admire Chris Evans for seeing the future of his life and career. These Marvel movies are not ‘television sitcoms’, so why is Marvel treating this franchise as if it is one? It’s like they want to attempt a Harry Potter style of movie story telling, not understanding that it’s one thing for kids it’s another with adults.

  3. Anthony says:

    I am glad he is making the decisions he wants to make, instead of just going along with the internets screams and shouts.
    It’s a good thing to know what you want to do and take the risk of trying it. So fair play to him. doesn’t make him any less of a great actor but sure as hell shows his character as a man to pursue what he loves!

  4. Mark says:

    I can see where he’s coming from. This schedule has gotta be grueling. He’s still doing promos and press tours for Winter Soldier and then has to start shooting Age of Ultron in just a few weeks, and after that we have Cap 3 that has to be done in time for 2016. That’s gotta be stressful and it leaves very little time for other projects.

  5. Tara says:

    I respect Chris Evans for having ambitions and desire to move on. I guess that is one of the features that make him being a real man, a man that the majority of women in the world would love to be with. I am same kind of person, I never get stuck in one position and always dream and do everything possible in order to achieve more and more in this life. I hope he will become same movie director as Mel Gibson, as those movies that he directed are simple masterpieces, I would never expect him to be so talented in directing after seeing him performing, as the majority of characters he played were just not very serious, and more of the comedy genre, insane comedy genre I would say. So my first reaction on “Apocalypto” movie was like “woow I am shocked”. So I wish same luck to Chris, and I am sure he will be able to do it.

  6. Nelly says:

    Mm, I think it will be interesting to see a movie directed by “Captain America”; hopefully it will not be based on comics, but something of a more serious stuff, not that serious as “Noah” but still pretty serious, I am sure he will be able to make it, as during his carrier of an actor he saw a lot of directing work, and I am sure that during all those years got all the needed ideas about it, though I am sure he still needs experience to gain, as well as the confidence about the work he does. Self confidence based on skills is the based thing a movie director can be proud of.

  7. Helen says:

    Hmm, I cannot understand what is wrong with acting? And why as soon as each new star starts feeling more confident, there starts I don’t want to do this, or I don’t want to do that, I really do hate that, is it so hard being yourself, and being grateful to people who helped you becoming what you are today, instead of trying to take their place? Every day I read at least one article about a star who sues its manager or agent for not willing to pay the person according to the contract that made a long time ago, than that manager or agent was the only person who believed in the powers of that star, I cannot understand why people are not respecting what they have, but that is life I guess.