Taking a short break from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he is known as Steve Rogers (aka Captain America), actor Chris Evans arrived this weekend at the Toronto Film Festival to promote his upcoming directorial debut Before We Go. With his Marvel contract starting to wind down, the actor recently commented on his thoughts about directing one of the upcoming Marvel movies himself.
"So me and Mark Kassen, the guy who I brought on this movie, we were just talking like "what's next?" I want to continue directing and he's like "what size movie do you want to direct?" I don't care. If I read the right script, if that script needs $5 million, if that script needs $50 million, I don't care. If I read a project that's beautiful, that I really want to make, whatever it needs, it needs."
Talking with Variety, the actor confirms that his plan is to only star in movies he directs after his Marvel contract has expired. He still has one more movie to go after Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America 3, but that movie has not yet been revealed.
Chris Evans is not retiring from acting, as previously reported, but he will be more careful about the projects he chooses, and he will be involved in the entire filmmaking process of those movies.
"I'm looking to pursue directing. In the immediate future, I'm only looking to fulfill my contract with Marvel. If I'm going to act, it will be either in Marvel or something that I'm directing. And somehow, it was twisted into it would either be Marvel or I'm directing, not that I would be directing something I would act in."
Chris Evans also goes onto admit that without Marvel, his role as a director may have never come to fruition, and he sites his time as Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Marvel's The Avengers as what made Before We Go possible.