Despite the public being initially hesitant of accepting Chris Evans as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after he had already played the Human Torch in two movies, it’s hard to imagine anyone else as the Star-Spangled Avenger now. That’s why True Believers were sad to hear last year that the actor was considering hanging up the shield around 2017 to focus more on his directing career. However, it seems like the Sentinel of Liberty has changed his tune.

While promoting his new directorial debut ‘Before We Go’, Evans revealed to Collider that his current deal has him contracted through both parts of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. But unlike last year, he’s more open to extend his tenure with the mantle of Captain America if the MCU calls for it:

“Listen, if Marvel wants me they got me. I’ve never had such a relationship where you have such—I mean look at my resume, I’m used to being on set being like, ‘Ah is this movie gonna be terrible?’ Marvel just can’t stop making great movies. They do it in their sleep. It’s wonderful directors and producers and actors and scripts, and it’s like a playground as an actor.”

Evans went on to candidly share his reluctance to join the MCU when he was first approached with the role of Steve Rogers in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’. Luckily for him and fans around the world, everything turned out to be awesome. You can check out the whole clip from the interview below:

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Are you excited to hear that Chris Evans may stick around the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond Phase Three? And does that mean that ‘Captain America: Civil War’ will deviate even further from the source material? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section.