In the land of Hollywood, signing onto a franchise like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is an out-of-the-norm moment. The massive series has become one of the box office’s biggest blockbusters, and its fame comes at the cost of even bigger contracts. In the past, stars of the MCU have spoken about their hesitancy in signing onto the franchise thanks to its imposing commitments. However, when it comes to Chris Evans, the Captain America star had another fear tacked onto those concerns.
Recently, Evans sat down with The Telegraph UK to talk about his recent work slate. The actor, who is current filming Avengers: Infinity War abroad, nodded to his dwindling contract with Marvel Studios. It was there Evans admitted he was initially afraid the Captain America movies would be good - wait, what?
“One of my biggest fears was that the movies were going to be good,” Evans revealed to the site.
“Because if things worked out, I’d have to do all six of them,” he continued. “And at the time, that was the most terrifying aspect of it. That it was going to be so dominating, all-encompassing.”
In the past, Evans has talked openly about how he initially turned down the role of Captain America because of his anxiety over its contract. The actor took time to speak with his loved ones about the gig, and Evans even dabbled with counseling over the role. Ultimately, the actor came to terms with Marvel’s extensive contract and took up the hero’s iconic shield.
Clearly, Evans have enjoyed his work with the MCU though he did tell The Telegraph much of his Captain America set days involving sitting around. The actor chose to extend his contract with Marvel Studios to see him through the fourth Avengers film, so only time will tell how his run with Captain America will end on-screen.
You can check out the first synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War below:
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.”
Avengers: Infinity War is described by Marvel Studios as the culmination of everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man in 2008. The movie is filming now under directors Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The expansive confirmed cast includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bethany, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, and Josh Brolin as the villain Thanos. Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel are filming back-to-back for a May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 release, respectively.
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