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Although he hasn’t always picked the best roles, Chris Evans remains a fun actor who always does what actors are meant to do... entertain. Now that he’s busy competing with Ryan Reynolds for the “most superhero roles” award, all eyes are on him as he prepares to take on the biggest and riskiest role of his career, Captain America.
The filmic Brits over at Empire caught up with the Not Another Teen Movie star to chat him up about how the film is coming along and more importantly about what the new suit will be like:
"It’s an amazing costume. Given the fact that his costume is red, white and blue, and it’s tight, and it could be kind of flash and over the top – and given the fact that the movie takes place in the ‘40s and ‘50s – they’ve done a really good job of making it look really cool."
Sounds like they’re right on track to hit the goal portrayed in the concept art that was released about a month ago. He went on to say that he thinks they got the costume right, even though they “completely ruined” the casting. Captain America is hilariously self-deprecating.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Cap if he didn’t have his shield so Empire tried to get a few answers of of Evans on that subject as well.
“We’ve been testing a lot of shields. Last time I was in London they had six shields and I had to hold each one, see if I was comfortable with each one, see which one we all thought had the right look. The thing is pretty heavy, so I’m not sure I can throw it that far! I’ll give it my best shot, but hopefully they’ll have some sort of stunt shield when it comes to actually chucking it!”
Evans may not have the strength to hurl a hundred pound adamantium shield very far, but he seems really enthusiastic about the role despite the initial outrage surrounding his casting. Captain America: The First Avenger is currently filming so expect many more updates very soon. It hits theaters July 22nd of next year.