"Captain America" is not hanging it up -- despite what the actor who plays him Chris Evans has told two publications.

Evans stamped out rumors of his impending retirement from acting during a visit to "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. Evans started the rumors recently when he told Glamour he planned to "take a break from acting" after his contractual obligations with Marvel were done. Then he told Variety, "If I'm acting at all, it's going to be under a 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."

Sounds pretty cut and dry -- the six-picture Marvel contract wraps in 2017 with "The Avengers 3" and Evans would be done as an actor.

But wait.

"You say one thing in an interview. I said I directed last year and I really responded to it, I really enjoyed it and I'd love to focus a little more on that," Evans said on "Good Morning America." "Then (I'm) retiring, hanging up the shoes, I guess. By no means am I planning on retiring. It's kind of a silly statement."



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