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Evans to quit acting after Marvel

Captain America star Chris Evans has revealed he plans to quit acting once his contract with Marvel is over.

The 32-year-old actor told Variety he has always wanted to direct, and he is getting tired of his acting schedule getting in the way of his plans.

Chris revealed: "I've known for a while I wanted to direct. But [time] never really opens up. There's another movie to do, there's another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what - I have to do this."

The Fantastic Four star previously said he planned to take a short break from acting after his Marvel run ends, but now he has admitted he wants to move behind the camera permanently.

Chris said: "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."

The actor said he expects his acting work to be finished with Marvel by 2017.

Chris signed up to play the superhero in a six-film deal with Marvel in 2010, and is currently shooting his fifth appearance as Captain America in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

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