Why? Well, as they say, what he really wants to do is direct.
"I've known for a while ... ," the 32-year-old actor told Variety. "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."
He told the magazine that he'll of course fulfill his six-film Marvel contract, which means he'll suit up for at least three more "Captain America" or
He recently finished editing a rough cut of the film, which is tentatively titled "1:30 Train," he told Variety.
Evans didn't rule out changing his mind about acting, say, five years down the line, but said he's firmly on the directing path now.
"Without these movies, I wouldn't be directing," he said.