Chris Evans’ ‘Captain America’ Death Rumors and ‘Winter Soldier’ Replacement After Acting Retirement Announcement

By James Knight on Mar 04, 2014 06:24 PM EST

Warning Spoilers Follow. It has long been rumored that Chris Evans' character Steve Rodgers, A.K.A Captain America, will die in the upcoming Marvel movie, Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Now Chris Evans has announced that he will take a mini-retirement after his Marvel contract ends, sparking rumors that The Winter Soldier might replace him in Avengers 3.

For months now it has been rumored that Chris Evans would be killed off in either the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier or Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.

The movies are definitely moving in the same direction that the comics did, when Captain America was killed and replaced by The Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes.

It was previously proposed by Celebitchy that Evans on set attitude was a reason behind the push to Barnes up.

Now some of Evans’ own comments seem to suggest that it might be true. In a recent interview with Glamour UK, Evans announced his plans to leave the hero biz:

"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. This process [directing], you're involved in every single decision. If I hadn't done it, I'd be really kicking myself. At the time, it was a daunting task for a number of reasons, but in hindsight it was the right move."

However, Evans is contracted up to Six Marvel films and Avengers 2 will only make four, not counting his brief cameo in Thor: The Dark World.

Back in 2011, Chris Evans told Collider about his multi-picture contract:

"We got six, which was good because initially it was nine,I was like, 'I can't do nine'. But even six - you can do six over ten years. It is a big commitment. [Marvel Studios] are not going to do bad movies," he added. "I love being the character, I love being a part of the team, and it is the best. If you have to be under a six-picture contract, you can't find a better one."

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