"Captain America: Civil War" star Chris Evans knows that he may soon have to pass the torch to a different actor, but should Marvel choose to keep him as Cap, he is willing to stay on and make more films for the MCU.
In a recent interview with Collider, the "Avengers" actor spoke about taking on the role of Cap, the shock at realizing that six years had gone by since his first MCU film, and the possibility of passing Captain America's shield to someone else.
According to Evans, he initially turned down the role of Cap as he was reluctant to lock himself into a 9-picture deal. He feared that he would find himself unhappy with the film franchise in the middle of it and would then be legally bound to sticking it out until all the movies were done. Luckily, despite his initial fears, the actor signed on to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and later found himself thoroughly enjoying the experience.
As Evans told Collider, while there has been no talk of re-upping his contract yet, he would gladly make more films for Marvel.
"When you make good movies, who wants to stop doing that?" the actor said.
"…the character is bigger than you and whatever the character needs, whatever Marvel needs for that arc, I'm willing to do," he explained. "So if that is me passing it off, you pass it off. But if they want to make more, I'm ready."
Meanwhile, Joe and Anthony Russo, who helmed two of Evans' stand-alone Cap films, 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and this year's "Captain America: Civil War," recently spoke about their approach to making the upcoming Marvel superhero ensemble.
According to Joe, while the Marvel Cinematic Universe films are generally well-loved by its fans, they knew that they had to switch things up going forward and that they had to do something truly unexpected.
"We're going to have to play with the audience's expectations," Joe told the Los Angeles Times. "We're going to have to be radical with the tone, which is why it's so diverse in tone. When we sat down to start crafting story, we went, 'It's going to be a very heavy movie'…"
Find out just how heavy "Captain America: Civil War" gets when it hits theaters May 6.