Chris Evans teased fans about a possible retirement from acting after he finished filming for Avengers: Endgame.
What else could he possibly be pursuing?
It looks like something he's been trying to keep under wraps revealed itself: the actor is dabbling in politics.
Captain America is not running for president, but we wouldn't put it past him.
CNN reported that Evans sent a video asking members of Congress to participate in a secret, "non-partisan civic engagement project" he is spearheading called, "A Starting Point."
.@ChrisEvans's project, A Starting Point, very optimistically aims to show "both sides" of political issues https://t.co/PofJVZTqR3— GQ Magazine (@GQ Magazine)1554668405.0
The project would present a forum in which the Democratic and Republican parties could present both sides of their arguments on current political issues in an effort to reduce partisanship.
"I just thought, 'Why isn't there a place I can go to hear both sides of an issue in a succinct way that I can trust?'" said Evans in the leaked video.
The footage shows the actor interacting with senators around the halls inside the Capitol.
"It's a one-stop shop for simple digestable information from people who know best."
Evans asked members of congress to choose from a list of questions to answer "around a minute" in length and provide links to encourage more research from viewers.
Hours after the video leaked, Evans, 37, admitted on Twitter, "Guess the cat's outta the bag," followed by a colon and a close parenthesis in lieu of a smiley face emoji.
Guess the cat’s outta the bag :) Thank you to everyone who has already participated!! https://t.co/yj5FrmlWFr— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1554562543.0
"I want to make it clear that this website has nothing to do with my political opinion," said Evans in the video invitation to members.
"It's not about my political opinion. This is about yours. This is a chance for you to talk about issues that matter to you."
People are cautiously hopeful about the new project.
“A Starting Point” sounds like a fantastic idea from @ChrisEvans - and something I’d definitely like to see in UK p… https://t.co/0Wmzl7IRkR— Josh A. Stevens (@Josh A. Stevens)1554650588.0
While some have their doubts about its effectiveness.
@GQMagazine @ChrisEvans There are sides to policy. There are not sides to facts. If he sticks with policies that's… https://t.co/xOXR77Wld2— 𝚁𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚕 (@𝚁𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚕)1554669234.0
@ChrisEvans It’s really hard for me to believe this will help educate people on nonbinary gender issues, for exampl… https://t.co/IhVHEN4rnr— Tea Berry-Blue (@Tea Berry-Blue)1554574619.0
Some are unwilling to hear both sides of a controversial issue when one side is clearly wrong.
@GQMagazine @ChrisEvans Hard pass. We have way too much “both sides” as it is. It turns out, sometimes one side is… https://t.co/ZmdTZyG5RH— Fingers crossed for a better year... (@Fingers crossed for a better year...)1554669842.0
@GQMagazine @ChrisEvans “I think I’m a person.” “I think you’re an abomination against god.” Chris Evans: I think… https://t.co/vqdk6p0mh3— JD McIntyre (@JD McIntyre)1554668671.0
But many are all for the project and expect great things to come as a result.
@ChrisEvans political legend omfg chris evans 2020 campaign starting NOW who’s with me— alex (@alex)1554562634.0
Hoping that the rumors of a @ChrisEvans-backed political website are true. In my day, JFK Jr.'s magazine made polit… https://t.co/WMZWL0zBXD— eileen barrett (@eileen barrett)1554667179.0
@ChrisEvans thank u for making this world a better place mister :) https://t.co/8NZzV2nLDw— maria (@maria)1554562805.0
@ChrisEvans Legend. We desperately needed this. Hope it’s the start of a turning point.— Jake Stormoen (@Jake Stormoen)1554567234.0
Hmmm, is this Captain America's endgame?
@ChrisEvans you’re just asking for people to want you to run for president— abbi (@abbi)1554563628.0
One was concerned mostly about Evans's emoji skills.
@ChrisEvans do you know that there’s a smiley emoji you can use— ariana (@ariana)1554563853.0
So far, Evans interviewed Democratic Senators Chris Coons of Delaware and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Republican Senators Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Jim Risch of Idaho and Tim Scott of South Carolina; and Democratic Representatives Ted Lieu and Swalwell, both of California.
There is no date on when the website will launch.