The moment fans have been dreading is slowly creeping up, though we try not to think about it. We’ve all been so swept up in the unfolding Marvel Cinematic Universe that sometimes we forget that we’re not really watching Captain America, Iron Man, etc. These people are actors with their own lives and career goals. And contracts. Let’s not forget they are under contract with Marvel Studios for a certain number of movies and in a lot of their cases, those film obligations are wrapping up.
For example, Chris Evans, the center of the upcoming ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is nearing the end of his six-picture deal. Does this mean we may soon be facing a MCU devoid of Steve Rogers? Or will he be replaced? Rebooted?
Maybe not! While promoting ‘Civil War’, Evans offered a bit of hope, stating:
“It is so funny thinking about how fast time has moved. We started this in 2010, and six years is gone in the blink of an eye. In the beginning it was so terrifying, and now you’re almost scared… I’m scared to walk away. I’m scared to not have one of these coming. For the past six, theres always been ‘next year, we start on that one,’ and it’s been wonderful. Especially because the movies are so good. When you make good movies, who wants to stop doing that? So, I don’t know. We’ll see.”
Evans has been teasing that he’d like to stick around for some time now. Last fall, he stated:
“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.”
Are you glad to hear that Evans wants to keep playing Captain America? Or do you think the time to reboot the Marvel Cinematic Universe is rapidly approaching?
‘Captain America: Civil War’ directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, Martin Freeman, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, Paul Rudd, and William Hurt opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.
Judging from the trailers, Jason doesn’t think this War looks all that Civil. You can follow him on Twitter.