Chris Evans may have officially hung up his Captain America shield since his character found his happy ending with Peggy Carter in Avengers: Endgame, but the actor will always be Steve Rogers to the public. Evans will be greatly remembered as the Marvel superhero for the rest of his life, and thankfully, he has a positive mindset on the iconic role. In his words:
Chris Evans reflected on his famous role during a one-on-one video chat with Avengers co-star Paul Rudd for Variety while the two continue to self isolate in their homes. The Captain America actor continued to describe his perspective on having a role easily recognizable by kids with this:
The Knives Out actor has been associated as Captain America for nearly a full decade now, and must have had a variety of feelings about playing the character throughout his tenure. But one year after Avengers: Endgame, it’s clear Chris Evans is grateful to be part of the MCU and gets to see the smiles on kids' faces when he meets them every so often.
During the interview with Paul Rudd, Evans talked about how “intimidating” it was for him at first to take on a role that has so many “expectations” attached to it. As he’s opened up about before, he was afraid to lose his anonymity as an actor. His previous work on Fantastic Four may have contributed? Evans' mom actually helped talk him into saying “yes” the role at the time.
Luckily for Chris Evans, he had one of the most perfectly executed character endings in a franchise in film history. His and Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man were given well-thought out conclusions in Endgame amidst the conclusion to an epic arc told over a decade. The writers of the highest-grossing movie of all time think any attempts to revive Cap in another MCU film would put a damper in the ending they crafted.
There’s much more Marvel on the way without Chris Evans as the actor moves on with different roles, such as finally starring in a musical as Orin Scrivello in the Little Shop of Horrors remake. Paul Rudd, on the other hand, is gearing back up to play Scott Lang again in Ant-Man 3. Stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for more updates on what’s next for the MCU.
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