Chris Evans got more than he bargained for in an interview with “Variety” this month.

In a piece titled “‘Captain America’s’ Chris Evans Says He’s Ready to Leave Acting Behind, “The Avengers” star sparked a media storm for saying he hoped to focus on directing instead of acting after his contract with Marvel is up.

Speaking with “Good Morning America” on Monday, he refuted the rumors that he was quitting acting altogether.

“I said that I directed last year. I really responded to it. I really enjoyed it. I’d love to focus a little bit more on that,” he told “GMA” (via “People”). “By no means am I planning on retiring. It’s kind of a silly statement. But I certainly am going to try to focus a bit more on directing at this point.”

Evans agreed to a lengthy contract with Marvel to play Captain America in both solo films and future “Avengers” sequels.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opens in theaters on April 4, while “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is due out in 2015.

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