Director Joe Russo says Chris Evans ‘isn’t done yet’ with Captain America
While there have been a few clues that actor Chris Evans was hanging up his Captain America shield after the upcoming follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War, the film’s co-director Joe Russo revealed that might not be the case. In an interview with The Associated Press, Russo addressed the topic of Evans’ future with the MCU directly.
“I think it was more emotional for him than us, only because, you know, he’s not done yet. And I won’t explain what that means, but the audience will soon understand what I’m talking about,” Russo said.
He later goes on to address the fact that the still-untitled Avengers 4 is currently sitting at a three-hour runtime, and believes that it will be a while before there’s an Avengers 5 given that Disney has to integrate all of the Marvel characters currently licensed to FOX after the House of Mouse’s recent acquisition. You can check out the full excerpt from the interview below.
Given that Captain America survived Thanos’s snap at the end of Infinity War, he will be playing a fundamental role in the upcoming sequel, as will the other members of the original Avengers that shared the screen for the first time back in 2012. We won’t know more until Avengers 4 hits theaters in May.
Evans, meanwhile, has joined the already star-studded cast of his upcoming murder mystery Knives Out. He’s also set to star and executive produce Defending Jacob for Apple’s forthcoming streaming service, and will appear in Neil Blomkamp’s Greenland.