Chris Evans attends the premiere of "Before We Go" in Hollywood on Sept. 2, 2015.
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September 5, 2015 12:14 PM EDT

Chris Evans might be nearing the end of his Marvel movie contract (with just two projects left — both Avengers: Infinity War films), but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to hang up his vibranium shield just yet. The actor, 34, seemed eager to extend his stay as Captain America in a recent interview with Collider.

“Listen, if Marvel wants me, they got me,” he said. “I’ve never had such a relationship where you have such — I mean look at my resume, I’m used to being on set being like, ‘Ah is this movie gonna be terrible?’ Marvel just can’t stop making great movies, they do it in their sleep. It’s wonderful directors and producers and actors and scripts, and it’s like a playground as an actor.”

Captain America: Civil War, which hits theaters on May 6, 2016, will mark Evans’ seventh appearance as the star-spangled Avenger, including his brief cameo in Thor: The Dark World and the post-credits scene of Ant-Man.

Last year, this commitment seemed overwhelming. He told Varietythat he wanted to move behind the camera more, but finding the time was difficult. “I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do,” he said. “I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct, but [time] never really opens up.”

Now, he can’t even imagine that he was ever hesitant about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “It’s so mind-boggling that I was so tentative in the beginning to jump onboard,” he continued with Collider. “What an a–hole I would be if I hadn’t done this. I mean can you imagine? Kicking myself — I’d never forgive myself!”

You can watch Evans’ interview below.

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