Chris Evans' time with the MCU may continue beyond Avengers: Endgame, as he could direct episodes of a Marvel Studios live-action TV series on Disney+. Evans has played Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since debuting in Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011. He's made several appearances in the years since, but his final one may be approaching.
Thanks to his role in Avengers: Endgame, Evans will have fulfilled the current requirements of his contract with Marvel Studios. He's made it clear before that as much as he loves playing Captain America and being involved with this universe, he also has other interests and roles to play. One of his points of interest over the last few years has been directing. He made his directorial debut in Before We Go, a romantic drama that he also starred in with Alice Eve. Evans hasn't directed anything since then and the MCU could allow him to do so.
According to a new rumor from entertainment journalist Jim Hill, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has offered Evans the chance to direct episodes on one of their upcoming live-action TV series that will land on Disney+, Disney's streaming service. This rumor is unverified and should be taken with a grain of salt, but if true, would make a lot of sense for all parties involved.
Even though Evans may be ready to hang up Captain America's shield, staying involved with the MCU in some capacity wouldn't be a bad idea. Directing an episode of any number of the limited series they are developing could be a great fit. It would give Evans the opportunity to further hone his directing skills, but do so while working with people in front of and behind the camera that he's already familiar with. While it still isn't clear if this will happen, Evans directing an MCU production could be what Joe Russo was referring to when the director mentioned Evans wasn't quite done with the MCU, despite wrapping on Avengers: Endgame.
If Evans does wind up directing an episode or two of an MCU limited series, the perfect fit may be on the Falcon & Winter Soldier series. Evans has grown incredibly close to both Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and if the series in any way deals with which one of them will become the next Captain America, it would only be all the more fitting for Evans to have a hand in bringing this to life. Since the Falcon & Winter Soldier series already has a writer onboard, talks of who could direct the episodes may very well be happening. And if Marvel Studios and Feige haven't yet considered using Evans as a director for an episode or two, maybe they will now.
Source: Jim Hill
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
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