Chris Evans Retirement: Captain America and Nick Fury Death Rumors

By James Knight on Mar 27, 2014 01:43 PM EDT

Chris Evans is one of the hottest stars in Hollywood today. Yet Evans has made no secret of that fact that he wants to retire from acting to pursue directing. Evans recently opened up about his role as Captain America, saying it will be his last for a while. That has sparked rumors that Cap might die in one of his upcoming films. Meanwhile, rumor has it the Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury will bite the bullet (or exploding car) in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. Warning Spoilers Follow.

Fangirl’s love looking at Chris Evans. However, the actor has decided that he wants to step behind the camera for a little while. Evans announced that he is retiring from acting, with the exception of the films that he is contracted to make.

Chris Evans recently spoke to Variety about his future plans:

"If I'm acting at all, it's going to be under Marvel contract, or I'm going to be directing. I can't see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I'm contractually obligated to do."

This statement echoes the one Evans made to Glamour UK, earlier in the year:

"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."

These statements have lead many to believe that Steve Rodgers might soon die in the film universe and be replaced by The Winter Soldier like he did in the comics.

It has also been highly hinted that Nick Fury will die, or at least fake his death in the new movie.

Sam Jackson recently spoke to Yahoo about only having a small role in the film:

"I'm just kind of passing by there you know. I'm not doing so much, I don't think...Because, it's another one of those 'people who have powers fighting people who have powers.' That's why I didn't get to New York in The Avengers. There's not a lot I could do except shoot a gun."

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