Chris Evans Talks First Day on ‘The Avengers’ & ‘Being a Little Kid’

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Chris Evans Talks First Day on The Avengers Chris Evans Talks First Day on The Avengers & Being a Little Kid

The Avengers had a big day in the blogosphere yesterday with Kevin Feige discussing the film’s mystery bad guys and photos of Cap, Iron Man, Thor, and Black Widow gracing the cover(s) of Empire magazine.

Today, we have part of an interview with Chris Evans from the pages of that magazine, detailing his first day on the set of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers.

From the March 2012 issue of Empire, Chris Evans said:

“The first time I came on set and saw other people in costume, it was a night-time scene in the woods and it involved myself, Chris Hemsworth and Downey Jr. I had just seen ‘Thor’ maybe two nights before, so I got on set and I saw Hemsworth in the cape and immediately thought, ‘God, there’s Thor, I’m looking at Thor,’ and then I saw Downey Jr. in the suit.”

It’s interesting that Evans waited so long to watch Thor. Maybe he didn’t buy into the Rotten Tomatoes-fueled hype like everybody else?

Thor and Captain America in The Avengers Chris Evans Talks First Day on The Avengers & Being a Little Kid

On the surreal experience of seeing Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in person, Evans said:

“It [was] amazing. The kid in me would say, ‘I didn’t get to act with Robert Downey Jr., I got to act with Iron Man.’ I’d never had that before, where I had seen actors in a film that I was not a part of and then come to work and help them to extend that character’s life. It’s like being a little kid.”

Hopefully, that childlike glee contributed to the quality of Evans’ acting onscreen, as the brunt of the narrative is going to be resting on Captain America’s shoulders.

At this point, I wouldn’t mind seeing more footage from The Avengers. What we saw of the The Avengers trailer was generic and vague. Now, maybe there was a reason for that – maybe Whedon is saving the best stuff for the actual theatrical experience. Fair enough.

That said, with the film less than four months away, I’d like to be more excited for Marvel’s super-team, and some more revealing footage might be just what the doctor ordered.

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The Avengers hits theaters May 4th, 2012.

Source: Empire (March 2012) [via Comic Book Movie]

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  1. arent we getting another trailer next month in front of ghost rider?

  2. NO MORE FOOTAGE!! May is not that far away and I’d just rather for the film now..

    • I’m with you greenknight. I hope Marvel saves the best scenes for the actual movie; I don’t need to see any more footage (well, maybe a bit more Black Widow and some Hulk).

  3. More footage?? Please don’t help contribute to the current (well, worst than ever) trend of studios releasing trailers THAT GIVE THE WHOLE MOVIE AWAY! Can’t people be surprised anymore??

    • You don’t have to watch!

      • The temptation of more footage is too strong for a fanboy to control
        WE’RE TOO WEAK! ;)

        • in the middle of march we´ll get the full trailer,for sure.

      • You don’t have to watch? Every time a TV spot airs, you want me to dive behind the couch while screaming “air raid” for dramatic effect? Or maybe I should invest in Ted Mosby’s Sensory Deprivator 5000? (That’s a “How I Met Your Mother” reference) While both of my ideas seem genius, my wife and daughter would have me committed.

        Sorry jjdd, promotional materials and trailers for major blockbusters like this are everywhere. It’s not like they are leaked photos or spoilers that you can avoid. It’s the movie’s advertising. You may not want to watch a trailer, but eventually you’re going to see it somewhere.

        • TIVO

          • You can’t Tivo life…unless you’re that Adam Sandler character from Click.

        • “You don’t have to watch? Every time a TV spot airs, you want me to dive behind the couch while screaming “air raid” for dramatic effect? Or maybe I should invest in Ted Mosby’s Sensory Deprivator 5000? (That’s a “How I Met Your Mother” reference) While both of my ideas seem genius, my wife and daughter would have me committed.”
          Best comment of the day! :D

  4. I wouldn’t be surprised by a Superbowl trailer. Both Paramount and Disney have bought commercial airtime during the game. I’d bet one of them is Avengers.

  5. “It’s interesting that Evans waited so long to watch Thor.”
    Actually he didn’t wait long at all IMO:
    Filming for ‘The Avengers’ started on the 25th of April.
    Thor was released on the 17th in Sydney (and the 2nd of May in the US).
    And since Evans said it was “the first time he came on set and saw other people in costume”, that would mean it was pretty early on in filming, which in turn, means that he saw ‘Thor’ almost as soon as it was released, doesn’t it?

    Anyway, I know that if were Evans, I’d feel like a kid as well (getting to meet your heroes in real life, and dressing up in superhero costumes).

    Can’t wait for the 27th of April anymore!
    Avengers Assemble! :D

  6. Is it me,but everytime i look at Cap’s mask in that case it reminds me of some irregular boxing glove.

    • Damnit, the boxing glove can no longer be unseen! Why did you have to point that out. It was like glass shattering.

    • HaHa..Lol,
      you made my day !

    • My God, you’re right. Haha.

  7. Captain America smash puny Batman

    • hulk smash both of them =)

      • lol @ both H.I.M.Y.M references!

  8. Maybe a little off topic, but why is Captain America going to wear a mask. That photo in the article looks great, but some of the stuff I (think) I have seen with his mask on just makes him look goofy.

    • I think that is exactly why the filmmakers decided to go without it in some scenes.

      I just think the little wing tips would help give it a better dimension for film. I do think the helmet in the first movie worked very well, but so far, in this movie, it’s just not doing it for me.

  9. I think one of the reasons Thor wasn’t as popular as it could have been with viewers was because many of the fun parts had been previously released in the trailers. The only major scene we didn’t get a glimpse of was the Frost Giant battle early in the movie. I think Avengers should be wary of that stumbling block and leave us guessing.

    • “Thor wasn’t as popular”
      Dude, it made over $400Mil. That counts as popular IMO ;)
      I do agree though, the trailers gave almost everything away (there was even a trailer that featured Hawkeye’s cameo! I mean, come on! They couldn’t even keep the cameo a surprise until the movie was released.)

  10. I DON’T want tons of Trailers on this. Maybe a 10sec or 30sec Teaser and that’s all! I want to smell the Steak cooking as much as I can before I sit down! Gotta Fly! – Stark

  11. I hope they don’t over show stuff like EVERY trailer this day. Save the best for the theater.

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