Date: 26th March 2014

Chris Evans to retire from Captain America by 2017?

It looks as though 'Captain America' star Chris Evans is determined to quit acting… and could step down as the legendary Avenger by as early as 2017.

It's certainly no surprise that Chris Evans is looking to quit acting. After all, he recently revealed that once his Marvel contract is up, he'll be stepping away from the spotlight in favour of a career behind the camera. But how soon will this happen? It looks as though 'Captain America' could be done by as early as 2017… but does this mean we'll be getting an all-new Cap?

In an interview with Variety, Chris Evans discussed his plans to leave acting behind and pursue a career as a director… and it seems he's almost ready to hang up that iconic shield.

"We can do this out loud," he said."Avengers 2 will shoot 'til August. I wouldn't be surprised if for all of 2015, we didn't do a movie. I bet by 2017, I'll be done."

Of course, this comes as little surprise after Evans recently revealed that he was looking to step away from acting entirely once his obligations with Marvel were fulfilled… and as he nears the end of his six-film deal, it looks as though that could be sooner rather than later.

"I've known for a while I wanted to direct," he said. And after his recent directing debut in '1:30 Train' it seems his career is heading in that direction. "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."

But will this be the last we see of him on the big screen?

"For all I know, in five years, I might say, 'S**t, I miss acting.' Right now, I just want to get behind the camera and make movies."

But right now, it looks as though he has no other plans outside of his Marvel contract.

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

Source: Press Release