Chris Evans May Be Done Playing Captain America After the Next Two ‘Avengers’ Movies

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Our time with Chris Evans’ Captain America may very well be coming to an end. It seems like not too long ago Evans was mulling an offer to play the Marvel character in the still-very-young Marvel Studios lineup. Evans famously turned the part down a couple of times, partly because he had already done the superhero thing in Fantastic Four, and partly because the prospect of signing a then-unheard of nine-movie contract was kind of crazy—what if the movies sucked? In the end, Evans relented and starred in Captain America: The First Avenger, and he’s now cemented himself as one of the cornerstones of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—although that reign may be ending sooner than you think.

As part of a wide-ranging cover story in Esquire, Evans discusses his future with Marvel and seems to reveal that after his contract is fulfilled following Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, he’s hanging up the shield:

Settling in on the couch, he groans. Evans explains that he’s hurting all over because he just started his workout routine the day before to get in shape for the next two Captain America films. The movies will be shot back to back beginning in April. After that, no more red- white-and-blue costume for the thirty-five-year-old. He will have fulfilled his contract.

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Evans didn’t sign a nine-film contract when he agreed to lead Captain America: The First Avenger, and instead negotiated it down to six films in total. With these two Avengers movies now shooting, that fulfills his contractual duties—he’s free to go (this actually makes seven Marvel movies for Evans in total, but these final two Avengers films may count as one since they’re shooting at the same time). Obviously Marvel may try to renegotiate and sign him up for more appearances in the MCU, but according to this Esquire profile he’s thinking he’s done.

Evans explains that the time consumption of the MCU prevents him from exploring as many other opportunities as he’d like, like directing and starring in very different kinds of films. After a five-month production process, month-plus promotional tour, reshoots, etc., the experience of banking just one Marvel movie eats up over a year of Evans’ time. And going at that rate since 2011 has got to be taxing.

So what happens if Evans is done? How does Marvel proceed? Well the “Captain America” mantle shifted a number of times in the comics, so it’s not like getting rid of Steve Rogers is unprecedented. We could see a rehabilitated Bucky (Sebastian Stan) take over for the MCU going forward, or maybe Anthony Mackie’s Falcon. Truth is, we have very little idea of what the MCU looks like after Infinity War and its sequel beyond the fact that Kevin Feige describes these films as a culmination of everything that’s come before. Meaning we could be in for a soft reboot of the MCU, especially since the contracts of a lot of these actors are running out.

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Indeed, when Robert Downey Jr.’s contract was up after Iron Man 3, he renegotiated a deal to co-star in future films that weren’t straight-up Iron Man movies. So it’s also possible that Evans re-ups for a minor or less time-consuming role in the MCU, or it’s possible he’s done for good.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are helming Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4, which are shooting simultaneously down in Atlanta right now. The shoot is absolutely massive as they’re bringing together basically every Marvel character ever into these two films, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of story trajectory Steve Rogers takes if Evans has informed Marvel that he doesn’t intend to continue on with the character.

What do you think, folks? How should Steve Rogers exit the MCU, and who should pick up the Captain America mantle? Sound off in the comments below.

Red Skull vs. Skeletor


It’s that time again pop culture fans! This time around for our “Versus” segment, we have  two of the oddest skull-looking characters. In the red corner, we have the Red Skull from Marvel Comics. In the blue corner, we have Skeletor from Mattel!  Who do you think will be the last one standing in this skull-to-skull matchup! We will provide some details about each character, and in the end  we let you the fans decide who wins! Let’s get this started! Continue reading

Marvel superheroes that won’t survive Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for May 4, 2018, and promises to be a massive, epic, worthy “finale” for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first three chapters. By now, the MCU has grown to encompass dozens of heroes—meaning there are plenty of candidates to bite the dust in the epic battle with Thanos. And people will die: The film is loosely based on the Infinity Gauntlet comic book, which was one of the biggest events ever and killed off pretty much every one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at different points along the way. Who will Marvel Studios choose to eat it? Here’s our take on the candidates most likely to not survive Marvel’s blockbuster war: (POTENTIAL SPOILERS!) Continue reading

Steve Rogers is No Longer Captain America in The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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After brawling with Iron Man at the end of Captain America: Civil War, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers leaves his shield behind and walks away with Bucky. In an interview with The Huffington Post, co-director Joe Russo revealed that Cap is no longer officially Cap in the MCU: Continue reading

Marvel Reveals Big Secret Behind Captain America Hydra Twist

Marvel Reveals Big Secret Behind Captain America Hydra Twist

Marvel Comics fans lost their collective minds when they read (or read about) “Captain America: Steve Rogers” #1, where it was revealed that Captain America was an agent of Hydra. Not only was it revealed that Steve Rogers has been working with Hydra, but according to the comic, he had been recruited to be an agent of the evil organization back in the 20s. The internet went absolutely crazy over the news, but now everyone can finally calm down. Or possibly get upset for a completely different reason.

Be warned, there are huge spoilers ahead in this article for “Captain America: Steve Rogers” #2, so if you haven’t read it and want to be surprised, come back and read this afterwards. Continue reading

From One Captain To Another – Brie Larson Gets The Nod From None Other Than Chris Evans

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Ever since it was hinted at that she would become a part of the MCU, Captain Marvel and the actresses that may play her have been the subject of endless online speculation. From famous faces to lesser known names, the rumor mill has been ripe with options. Now, it looks like recent Oscar-winner, Brie Larson, barring any casting complications, is set to take on the role of the American security officer with the alien Kree race DNA merged into hers. She’s the clear frontrunner and someone who also has one of the Avengers seal of approval.

During a recent Con appearance with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Shaw, Chris Evans, that OTHER Captain, had a chance to weigh in on the choice and he couldn’t be happier. Continue reading

Captain America Vs. Master Chief

capt_america_vs_master_chiefHere at Podcast Unlimited, we take our jobs seriously! So this week, we have a serious beat-down match!  We take the king leader of  Marvel’s superheroes, the one and only Captain America, and we have him face off with Microsoft’s toughest character in video gaming, The Master Chief! If you could put these two hard working soldiers fighting for their country (or planet) out of their element, and into an extremly tough setting, who would you think would would be standing at the end? Rifle and shield included! Armor and costume on! We get requests for our “Versus” feature, and by far this is the one that the fans have been cheering for. So is the last man standing? We will let you decide!  Here is the history and  build up each of our heroes.  Continue reading

Spider-Man Revealed in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer #2

Spider-Man Revealed in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer #2

Marvel has been making sure fans know who the members of Team Cap and Team Iron Man are in Captain America: Civil War. We got two different sets of character posters, and yesterday, the studio debuted two brief trailer previews featuring each team. These previews didn’t feature any footage from this upcoming movie, but it did announce that the second full trailer will debut today. Now the full trailer is finally here, giving us our very first look at the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Continue reading

Stan Lee announces final Canadian appearance

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Attention, fanboys: Fan Expo Canada has announced that Stan Lee’s bow at the September event in Toronto will officially be the Marvel Comics legend’s last Canadian appearance.

We’re assured the 93-year-old creator of X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man, et al. is in good health. Indeed, he makes for a lively Postmedia Network exclusive phone interview, talking from Los Angeles about his farewell tour. Continue reading

Captain America Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

marvel-captain-america-civil-war-captain-america-sixth-scale-hot-toys-902657-15Marvel’s biggest blockbuster of 2016, Captain America: Civil War, is only a few months away. In this exciting new film, the government is becoming concerned with the collateral damage caused by the Avengers and decides to politically interfere with the Avengers’ activities, which divided Captain America and Iron Man over the accountability of the Avengers.

Sideshow and Hot Toys are very excited to present the new sixth scale figure of the main character from the film – Captain America Steve Rogers!

The movie-accurate Captain America Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers in Captain America: Civil War. It features a helmeted head sculpt with two interchangeable lower faces, a newly painted un-helmeted head sculpt of Steve Rogers, a newly developed body that naturally portrays Captain America’s muscularly toned body, a completely new Captain America suit, a metal circular shield, a broken Crossbones helmet, and a specially designed Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand! Continue reading