Set Interview: Chris Evans Talks ‘Captain America 2′ & Life As A Marvel Hero

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How much is Steve thinking about the past versus looking towards the future?

That was another thing we tried to figure out in this movie because, again, a lot of people really did like the ’50s, ’40s aspect of the first movie. And even those characters, you know what I mean? Like all those guys in the howling commandos was great. You’re trying to think of how you can work them back in, but I think eventually, that could get tired if it’s always like, Well, it’s not the ’40s. Like, shut up. We get it. You miss the ’40s. So we try to strike a balance, but it’s not like every other scene he’s having flashbacks.

Do you have any scenes with Robert Redford?

Yeah. I did. Sundance. It was great. He’s so good. I was so nervous the first day, and within ten minutes, I was like, oh, thank God. Because you never know. You never know how these people are going to be at that level, and he’s just the nicest guy in the world. I mean, it’s not like he can’t direct. He could have very easily come on the set and made it his set, and he just didn’t do that. He has immense respect, and he’s not one of those guys. The first day that we shot together, it was like a 15 hour day. And at the end, the Russos like their coverage, and at the end of the day, it was a lot of my stuff. And he had very minimal lines. He really could have left. I know a lot of actors that would have left and then been like, ‘You cool doing this with someone else?’ Which I think kind of sucks when actors do that. But he didn’t do it. He stuck around. It’s past midnight, and this guy’s here doing off camera for me. It’s classy. He’s just a classy guy, talented guy. He classes up this whole project.

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How protective are you of the character at this point? Do you feel like it’s okay to be vocal if you disagree with something?

Yeah, yeah. I am now. The first movie, I just felt like, I was lucky to be around. And the second movie, you just don’t want to piss anyone off. There’s so many other amazing people here, and now, you start feeling like, well, I’m throwing this barbecue too. It’s a strange feeling being like, well, hang on. What if we did it like this? It’s a nice feeling to kind of come into your own. I think the first movie, I didn’t even – I’d see myself in the suit, I’d be like, ‘Who’s that idiot in the suit?’ It’s starting to feel more like real or home or something. So you do start caring a little bit more, and you do run into those kids. And they do have this impact, and it’s a very nice thing. You start – it’s a responsibility now. So I don’t want to make it sound like it’s going to my head or anything. You just care a little bit more about making sure it’s good quality stuff because we’re going to run the contract. There’s no way I’m not going to be doing – we’re going to be doing ‘Avengers 2.’ We’re probably going to do ‘Avengers 3.’ These things will happen. So you want to make sure it’s pointed in the right direction. You don’t want to step on toes, but there’s room to be vocal. And that’s the best thing about Marvel. You can be stuck in a contract, at a much worse place, a lot worse places. Marvel’s very collaborative, and you feel the love from Marvel.

Are you officially the person that’s been in the most super hero movies in the world now, or is it Sam Jackson?

Maybe, I don’t know. Is it Sam? Well, how many has he done? Count. What does he have? I only have the other two Fantastic Fours, right? Do I have any other ones?

I think actually Hugh Jackman?

Hugh Jackman might have them.


More: Themes & Inspirations of ‘Captain America 2′


Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. I got 5 words for ya:
    This. Is. Gonna. Be. Good.

    • heck yeah

  2. Here’s a question for Marvel and Disney; What happens when the Fantastic Fours’ member, the Human Torch joins S.H.E.I.L.D.? So far the best actor for both roles has been Chris Evans. Will he still play both roles in the movie for that one or will there be a change in Characters like in The Hulk? That’s one I’ve been trying to figure out for a while now? David Banner was the one who was The Hulk, so where did Bruce Banner come from? And how did he end up with the same mutation that David did? You’d think they would stick to the story line a little better. I’ve been a Marvel fan ever since I was in Elementary school and I’ll be 48 this year, so why are they making all these changes?

      • If you want to get really technical, his name is David “Bruce” Banner. Don’t be so quick to dumb other people down, even though that was a reall, REALLY stupid question haha

    • The Human Torch isn’t going to join shield. The franchises are from two different studios, so there won’t be any members of the fantastic four in the Marvel Movie universe. So from here on out Chris Evans will only be Captain America. Then there is going to be a Fantastic Four reboot coming, so they will obviously have to cast some one else as The human torch, which is a whole other topic of discussion in itself. Bruce Banner is and always has been the identity of the Hulk. The old tv show changed his real name to David Banner, but in the comics it’s Bruce. Hope that clears everything up.

    • This is insanity. What troll are you.

    • wow really

  3. This film is going to be great. Thor 2 was good but the problem with this one and mostly IM3 was the overuse of the humour. Anyway, I do think Cap 2 will be the highlight of phase 2.

  4. Lot of respect for Chris Evans admitting he recognizes the need for a good role model for kids. He certainly doesn’t have to just because he plays Captain America. It’s just nice to hear someone wanting to take responsibility.

  5. Great interview guys!
    Chris Evans felt like a really fun and humorous person, and I really want to meet him just to joke around. Oh, and he was really good as Johnny Storm too, in my head it’s going to be hard to see a new version of that character who’s not Evans.
    He forgot about Scott Pilgrim! Hahaha

    • The Losers is technically a comic movie as well.

  6. how many woman you think he has banged with the Cap suit on?

    • Haha.

  7. Can’t wait to see Falcon. And Stan Lee cameo!

  8. Great stuff, awesome read. Really can’t decide if i’m more excited for this or GOTG.

  9. Scar Jo can get it if you know what I mean.

  10. Well.

    hugh Jackman has 6 atm, but will get one more later this year.
    chris evans has 6 and will get 1 more 2015.
    Sam L jackson has 5 atm

    • For what it’s worth I believe Stan Lee holds the record for most Super Movies. Also for box office dollars too. Each movies he’s been in was a hit…. Again for what its worth.