It’s not clear when Chris Evans’ contract is up with Marvel Studios, but there is some speculation it’s done after his next two films as Captain America, The Winter Soldier and The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Whenever Evans’ finished playing Cap, he’s already laying the groundwork to become the Steven Soderbergh of the acting world, by taking an indefinite break from his career in front of the camera. Evans told Empire:
“I think when I’m done with this Marvel contract, I’ll take a little break from acting. With acting, you’re one piece in a very big puzzle. It’s like you helped buy a gift but you don’t know what the gift is, so you come back and see the movie. Sometimes it’s nice, sometimes it's tragic.”
Evans, who also stars in Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming (and much fought-over) Snowpiercer, is currently working on his directorial debut, 1:30 Train, and revelling in the creative freedom. “This process [directing], you’re involved in every single decision,” he told Empire. “If I hadn’t done it, I'd be really kicking myself.”
So basically, Chris Evans has learned a great deal from playing Captain America. Like Cap, he hates taking orders and being pushed around by bullies. And ultimately he’s going to put his entire career on ice. Which is actually a shame; it’s just in the last few years that he’s begun to show his range as an actor beyond smarmy hothead roles. Hopefully he finds some material he can star in and direct simultaneously.