Chris Evans has dropped a major hint about Captain America's exit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor recently appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and confirmed that his character will not last long in the highly profitable film franchises, including Captain America and the Avengers.
"It is. My contract is up," Evans told DeGeneres during the talk show. "I have Avengers three and four. We do 'Avengers 3' now, four is the latter part of the year and after that, that is the end of my contract."
The filming for the third sequel of Avengers titled Infinity Wars, is currently underway in Edinburg. The plot focuses on mad Titan Thanos' desire to collect the Infinity Stones to gain control over the universe.
All the superheroes must come together to fight the threat and it is assumed that during the epic fight, Steve Rogers will die a heroic death. The 35-year-old actor, however, did not divulge any details about his character's departure but did say that he will be filming his parts in May this year.
"They have been filming since February. I don't start till May. There's so many people involved," he told the show host. The highly popular marvel superhero Steve Rogers was expected to die in Captain America: Civil War, but according to director brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, the Cap's death never made a realistic outline.
"I think the thing to remember is, we do talk about every possible scenario over and over and over again for months and months and months. We talked about it. But it never made its way into a realistic outline," Anthony told HitFlix in September 2016.
Evans, who is gearing up for his non superhero film Gifted, has previously expressed his love for Captain America and revealed that the "only reason it would end is 'cause my contract is up."
"After Avengers 4, my contract is done. Talk to Marvel. If we engage further, I'd be open to it. I love the character. It's almost like high school. You certainly always look to senior year, and then, all of a sudden, senior year happens and you're like, 'I don't know if I'm ready to go.' It's tough thinking about not playing the guy," he told Collider.
Diehard fans of Captain America are not too happy with Evan's confirmation about his character and have urged Marvel to extend his contract. Avengers Infinity War releases in theatres on 4 May, 2018.