Captain America has been through a lot since being woken up in the 21st century. He’s saved the planet from both alien invaders and killer robots, but also saw his faith in the system totally shattered when Hydra took down S.H.I.E.L.D. from the inside. It’s a combination of these experiences that lead him to go against the restricting Sokovia Accords introduced in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. What makes this decision even more notable, though, is that Chris Evans thinks that Steve Rogers would have supported that same agreement if it had been put in front of him back in the 1940s.
After seeing Captain America: Civil War earlier this month, I found myself wondering if the 1940s era Steve Rogers would have been game for signing a document akin to the Sokovia Accords – and thanks to my wonderful job, I had the opportunity to ask Chris Evans that very question one day later. The actor had to think about his answer, but ultimately decided that Steve would have signed, and explained why:
Going further, Chris Evans also expressed that the modern world has definitely taken its toll on Captain America – particularly his ability to trust the system that he once pledged undying loyalty towards. He has seen some terrible things unfold that have threatened millions of lives, and it leads him to believe that he can pretty much only have faith in himself and those closest to him. Said Evans,
You can watch Chris Evans’ full response in the video below:
Knowing Chris Evans’ perspective on how Captain America would have reacted a Sokovia Accords-esque agreement in the 1940s, it’s interesting to note that within the Marvel Cinematic Universe he’s experienced an arc that is the polar opposite of Tony Stark/Iron Man’s (in Iron Man 2, Tony fights against government control over his suit, but by the time Captain America: Civil War rolls around has completely changed his mind). It’s a pretty incredible thing when you think about the mapping of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how things have been planned to play out over the last eight years.
We have a lot more content from our interviews with the cast and filmmakers behind Captain America: Civil War leading up to the movie’s release on May 6th (and after), so stay tuned!
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