Apparently Chris Evans is deciding to step away from acting for a while after his contract with Marvel runs out. Playing Captain America is no easy task and to be a part of this Marvel universe is a big commitment. The 32 year old actor explains in the article that he would like to try his hand at directing because of the hands on approach and involvement with every scene.
Evans has Captain America: The Winter Soldier releasing this spring and will also be back for the Avengers: Age of Ultron next year. His contract with Marvel is for six movies, so after 2015, I would imagine Captain America 3 and Avengers 3 are his final pair.
I’m going into some short theories so spoilers ahead….
– I would guess that a Captain America 3 movie would bring back the Red Skull one more time.
– I could see Steve dying when the Avengers face off against Thanos.
– Depending on how The Winter Soldier plays out, and if Steve were to die, maybe they will have Bucky Banes take up the role like he has before.