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Chris Evans Confirms He’s Quitting Acting After Marvel Contract Ends, Want To Become Full-Time Director

chris evans variety magazineChris Evans is quitting acting… for good. But don’t worry because he’ll still be making movies — just not in front of the camera.

The actor, who is famously playing Captain America in the Marvel franchise, has told Variety magazine that he does not plan on signing up to anymore movies other than the ones he’s already under contract with.

The 32-year old expressed that he doesn’t have the interest to act anymore, neither does he feel he can commit himself to roles that take up half a year to film when he’d rather be the one directing the film himself and figuring out the best camera shots.

“I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct. But [time] never really opens up. There’s another movie to do, there’s another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what — I have to do this,” he revealed.

“If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing. I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do.”

Chris Evans has three more movies to make with Marvel before his contract comes to an end, though I certainly don’t think they’re going to let him go that easily.

The company have been making billions from The Avengers movie alone, and seeing the success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier along with the forthcoming Avengers sequel, they’re probably going to try and extend that contract.

Whether or not he’ll accept it will all depend on how he feels (or how much money they’ll pay him) but as of right now, Chris Evans has made it perfectly clear that he’s solely focused on getting his current projects out the way so that he can start directing his own movies full-time.

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