Don’t go, Captain America!
Chris Evans may not return to his beloved role as the justice-seeking Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, after the fourth Avengers film, which is set to premiere in 2019, and even he’s feeling a little nostalgic about leaving the blockbuster role behind.
ET caught up with the 36-year-old actor at opening night of his new play, Lobby Hero, on Monday at the Hayes Theater in New York City.
“Well, you know, my contract is over, so that’s as far as I know,” Evans said of the rumors he’s soon to be done with the First Avenger.
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The movie star, who has appeared in three Captain America films since 2011 and is preparing for the premiere of his third Avengers film next month, noted that he’ll be sad to leave the character behind when that day comes.
“[I’ll miss] everything [about Captain America],” he said. “I mean, it’s not just the character, it’s the people – the experience, such good movies, such wonderful memories. I’ll miss a lot.”
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Evans is, however, excited to tackle new roles, including his new stage part in Lobby Hero.
“He’s not a good man,” he said of his character Bill. “I sometimes play, you know, selfless people who are more concerned with the welfare of others than themselves, and that’s not exactly this guy. It’s fun to explore different avenues as an actor.”
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And while he was happy to talk about his career, Evans was quick to shut down any questions about his recently ended on-again, off-again romance with actress Jenny Slate.
A recent profile piece in The New York Times confirmed that the couple had split again after just a few months of dating.
Lobby Hero is now on Broadway at the Hayes Theater.
For more from Evans, watch the clip below!