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Chris Evans Teaming with District 9 Director for Disaster Movie


Chris Evans is already starting to fill up his schedule post-Avengers 4.

The Captain America actor has signed on to star in Neill Blomkamp’s disaster epic Greenland as announced at the Cannes Film Market today (via Entertainment Weekly). The Oscar-nominated filmmaker is the creative mind behind such science-fiction films as District 9, Elysium, and Chappie.

While plot details on Greenland remain limited, it has been teased as the story of “one family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.” The upcoming film is scheduled to begin principal photography at the end of the year with production handled by STX Entertainment.

Evans is no stranger to starring in ecologically-driven international blockbusters following up his role in 2012’s The Avengers by teaming with South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho’s dystopian sci-fi action movie Snowpiercer in 2013 to critical acclaim.

While doing press for Avengers: Infinity War, Evans had told The New York Times that he may be done portraying Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following completing work for the still-untitled fourth Avengers film. The actor had extended his contract with Marvel to appear in the Infinity War follow-up, which has reshoots scheduled for later this year and is set for release next year.

With Greenland, it looks like Evans is still set to thrill audiences after leaving the MCU.



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