As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues apace with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 now standing at $828million at the worldwide box office and the first glimpse of the eagerly-anticipated Black Panther released this weekend, attention will soon turn to the big “finale” that is Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel.
Captain America star Chris Evans sees his six-film contract with Marvel expire after Infinity War but speaking to The Telegraph, the actor said that when the studio told him the plan with the final film in splitting it into two films, he agreed to do them both, saying:
“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third ‘Avengers‘ I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter,” he explained. “They said they had so many other characters to fit in – Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant Man – and couldn’t get them all into one movie. [I agreed] because it made sense. It’s going to wrap everything up.”
He went on to discuss his time as part of the franchise and as his time as “Cap” comes to an end, reminisced about his feelings when he was first offered the role:
“One of my biggest fears was that the movies were going to be good… Because if things worked out, I’d have to do all six of them. And at the time, that was the most terrifying aspect of it. That it was going to be so dominating, all-encompassing.”
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, stars Evans alongside Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Zoe Saldana, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Chadick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Cobie Smulders, Pom Klementieff, Benicio del Toro, Benedict Wong as well as the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.
The film is release on May 4th, 2018.