Chris Evans plans to retire from acting after Marvel films

By Chris Howcroft,

Chris Evans is one of the most popular movie stars in the world today. His next film Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4 and is almost certain to be another blockbuster for the Marvel franchise. Evans made comments earlier this week about the possibility of taking a break from acting once he was done with the Marvel films, but on Tuesday he confirmed his intentions.

The Huffington Post learned that Evans is going to complete his obligation to the Marvel franchise and then he wants to focus more on directing. In an interview with Variety, Evans was quoted as saying he is only going to act if it is under a contract obligation. Evans has signed a six-picture deal with Marvel and has currently starred in Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers and the upcoming Captain America sequel. He is going to also appear in The Avengers sequel in 2015 and Captain America 3 which is due out in 2016.

Evans stated that he can’t picture himself acting anymore once he takes off the Captain America suit. He has developed a passion for directing and, during his break from the Marvel films, he directed an indie film, 1:30 Train, starring himself and Alice Green, and he hopes to be directing more in the future, reports The Los Angeles Times.

The credit to the beginning of his directing career has been given to his performance in the Marvel films. He believes that his appearance in those films has given him the exposure and the opportunities to pursue a directing career.

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