Just a few years ago, the dream of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (that the story of the Avengers could be brought to the big screen in a series of interconnected movies) seemed impossible. Now, it seems inescapable. But in a new interview with the U.K.’s Telegraph, Chris Evans suggests that his story, at least, could be wrapping up with the next two Avengers movies.
“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter,” Evans said. “They said they had so many other characters to fit in — Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant Man – and couldn’t get them all into one movie … It made sense. It’s going to wrap everything up.”
The third Avengers film, titled Avengers: Infinity War, is due out in 2018 and will reportedly feature a team-up between Evans’ Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. The fourth Avengers movie had once been stylized as Infinity War Part II, but it was announced last year that its title will change. The currently-nameless sequel is still set for release in 2019.
Read the full interview here, in which Evans also discusses his latest film, Gifted, and his political stances.