Avengers: Endgame is said to be the last appearance of Chris Evans as Captain America, but it looks like Marvel Studios wants to keep seeing more of him in the future—just not onscreen. Rumor has it that they’ve offered Evans the chance to direct future Marvel projects.
This comes from entertainment journalist Jim Hill who posts:
Interesting new development on the Chris Evans front … To keep him on the reservation, so to speak, after "Endgame," Kevin Feige has supposedly offered him the opportunity to direct a few episodes of those limited series that Marvel Studios is prepping for Disney +.
— Jim Hill Media (@JimHillMedia) February 2, 2019
As it stands, the only directing credit Evans has is for a 2014 romantic comedy called Before We Go which starred himself and Alice Eve. He hasn’t been able to direct any other films since, but he’s admittedly been busy with his work as Captain America plus so much more.
If Evans were to direct for one of the Marvel series, I’d guess they would have him onboard for the Bucky/Falcon miniseries. With heavy speculation that either of the characters will be the next Captain America, having Evans direct them would be some sort of “passing of the torch”. I do have to admit though, if Evans ends up directing for either the Scarlet Witch series or Loki, I’m interested in what he has to bring to the table.
For now, everyone is gearing up for Steve Rogers’ last hurrah in the MCU. While some guess that Cap’s going to die in a blaze of glory to save the universe, I’m kind of hoping that they give him a happy ending. What if they drop him off back in the 40s so he could be with Peggy Carter and live out his life like he was supposed to?
Catch Avengers: Endgame in theaters April 26.