Chris Evans hints at a "dangerous" Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War. One of the three cornerstone actors of the MCU (joining Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth), the 36-year-old's stint as the star-spangled-wearing hero may be coming to a close, but there are still a lot of stories about him left to be told in the upcoming twin Avengers sequels. The actor hasn't joined the rest of the massive cast for the epic blockbuster's global press tour because of his debut Broadway commitment in Lobby Hero, but that didn't stop him from promoting the newest Marvel flick.
Cap is probably the most changed Avenger since the last time people saw him in Captain America: Civil War. Following his conflict with Tony Stark/Iron Man and the Government, eventually becoming a vigilante, Steve Rogers is currently on a very different path than the one he originally envisioned himself to be on. And the lack of structure in his life, without having anyone to answer to but himself, has given him a bit of a space to devote time to whatever he thinks is the right thing to do.
Evans discussed these sentiments in a recent interview with USA Today, admitting that since his first days of becoming a super soldier in the '40s, this is the first time that Cap has lacked "structure" in his lifestyle. However, this doesn't make him any less of a hero. Fans know from the tie-in prelude comics that while he's under the radar, he kept fighting the good fight by fighting ISIS alongside Black Widow and Falcon.
"He's such a monastic character and he has such a quotidian approach to his existence. I imagine when he wakes up in the morning, there is a routine. Part of that is in his nature, part of that is just to keep his sanity, and that all kind of goes out the window a little bit after (2016's Captain America: Civil War). You see a guy who doesn't stop caring but just puts down some of that obligation."
Cap's new-found spontaneity may have allowed him to try the things he wants to do, but it also has some ramifications on his characterization. Evans added that because this is a relatively new lifestyle for Steve, he now has a bit of a tendency to let go of a bit too much control regarding his actions. And based on the actor's comments, it seems like fans will be seeing a harder, more ruthless version of the character come Infinity War - in hindsight, something that the Avengers probably needs considering how dangerous Thanos is.
"I don't think it's in his nature to be too much of a loose cannon, but there's a lack of formality. He's checked all that at the door and he's gone inside himself for a little while, and as a result, he's a little irreverent and maybe even a little dangerous."
Weeks ago, film directors Joe and Anthony Russo seemed to be teasing Cap as Nomad - an alternate persona of Steve Rogers in the comics - a man without a country. Having said that, no official confirmation has been made that he'll be known as that moving forward, similar to how his best pal, Bucky Barnes is no longer the Winter Soldier, but the White Wolf. Fans won't have to wait long to find out, given that Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theaters in less than a week.
Source: USA Today
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