Chris Evans stopped by "Good Morning America" to promote the release of his upcoming film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and proceeded to quash the rumors that he plans to retire from acting.
Rumors that Evans would retire began after a recent interview with Glamour, where the actor confessed his plans to “take a break from acting” once his contractual obligations with Marvel had finished.
Those rumors were fueled later in an interview with Variety, where he echoed those sentiments a bit.
“If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under a Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing,” Evans said. “I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do.”
This led many to believe that once the actor’s six-picture contract with Marvel was finished (presumably after "The Avengers 3" in 2017), he would retire altogether.
“You say one thing in an interview. I said I directed last year and I really responded to it, I really enjoyed it and I’d love to focus a little more on that,” Evans told “Good Morning America” in response to a question about the rumors. “Then [I’m] retiring, hanging up the shoes I guess. By no means am I planning on retiring. It’s kind of a silly statement.”
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is out on April 4. Evans' directorial debut “1:30 Train” is set for release later this year.