More From Chris Evans On Playing Captain America!

More From Chris Evans On Playing Captain America!

Chris Evans had more to say concerning Captain America in this recent interview...

Chris Evans talked with Screenrush while promoting The Losers recently and had plenty to say concerning Captain America.

Fantastic Four, this one, Captain America next, is there a different approach every time for you?

"I don't think just because something is rooted in a comic book, doesn't make it any different from a movie that would be an original piece or rooted in a novel. It's just a story and as an actor you gotta find truth and tell the story to the best of your ability. You collaborate the same way with the creative people involved. For me it's a very similar process. The only difference is that you have kind of a source to kind of turn back to, to get inspiration from. Outside of that, it's all pretty similar as far as the process is concerned."

What attracted you to that new comic book character they are going to do next, Captain America and what do see in him?

"I think Marvel is doing really good stuff right now. They've branched off, they've kind of taken control of their material. I think they're really making great movies. Kevin Fiege over there is just a guy that I completely trust, he's so smart. Anything that he's behind, it's exciting."

"Steve Rogers is a fun character. He's just this very noble, honest guy, he's a good man. Even if he wasn't a superhero I think he would still be an interesting story about a guy who wants to do the right thing and gets kind of saddled with a lot of responsibility and this great gift. So it was just a great story regardless of the comic book background."

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Hawksblueyes - 5/6/2010, 7:47 PM
BigbyBadWolf - 5/6/2010, 8:03 PM
Yeah Hawks! Fist blocker!!! LOL

The more I read about Evans playing Cap, the easier I feel about it. He seems to have a good understanding of the character. "He's just this very noble, honest guy, he's a good man. Even if he wasn't a superhero I think he would still be an interesting story about a guy who wants to do the right thing and gets kind of saddled with a lot of responsibility and this great gift." That pretty well sums up Steve Rogers.

And Evans has a respect for the source material. Some people are pretty quick to write off comics as a "kiddie" or un-serious (non-serious?) source. He equates them with any other form of written media. I'm getting pretty stoked for this one too. I hope it lives up to the hype.
BIGBMH - 5/6/2010, 8:06 PM
I really like the way he looks at it. A lot of people just lump comic book movies together like they're all the same thing. Fantastic Four was a superhero ensemble. Losers is a shoot 'em up. Captain America is a period piece set in the Marvel universe (it has superhero elements but Steve doesn't have powers) When you think about it, they're all very different.
InTylerWeTrust - 5/6/2010, 8:08 PM
I don't need to say anything because BigbyBadWolf just said it all for me :)
JoshWilding - 5/6/2010, 8:09 PM
Awesome find HAWKS!

It's easy to tell from the way Evans talks that although he may not be the world's biggest comic book fan, he cares about doing the characters he plays justice! Man, I hope that playing Captain America really propels him into the big time because although he's already pretty damned successful, it would be great to see the same thing happen for him as it has with Christian Bale for example since Batman Begins! :)
LEEE777 - 5/6/2010, 8:10 PM
Basically he's interested becoz this will be his biggest movie yet and he's the lead, this movie will sky rocket his career!

He'll basically say anything! : P

Well good luck to the dude, but i don't wanna be in his shoes IF he [frick]s it all up! ; D

FOX better hurry up and do that FANTASTIC FOUR REBOOT though or all a lot will see is [frick]ing JOHNNY STORM!!!
jazzman - 5/6/2010, 8:12 PM
nice find Hawksblueyes

from this interview Chris Evans knows how FOX F-up Fantastic Four. he knows his with the winning team since Marvel Studio producing their own movies.
RedDevil - 5/6/2010, 8:15 PM
Wow I was pissed off the first time he was casted mainly for him being Torch already. But this interview just makes me proud to see him as Cap. I actually am happy he is Cap because this guy gets it. He will be great as Cap judging by his opinion of Cap and the comics. He takes it seriously like I do and I respect him for that. Plus he looks great now, startin to look like Steve a bit more.
Hawksblueyes - 5/6/2010, 8:22 PM
Thanks guys.:)

Josh: I think Evans already has more notoriety at this point in his career than Bale did before he did Batman Begins. If Evans nails the part of Rogers I think he will skyrocket to stardom.

He really impressed me in Sunshine and London. I wouldn't have even watched or payed attention to London but I remembered Tyler talking about it on here.
BigbyBadWolf - 5/6/2010, 8:23 PM
Thanks InTyler. :)
MadDizzle - 5/6/2010, 8:28 PM
f'n A
LEEE777 - 5/6/2010, 8:29 PM
You guys fall for any bullsh1t they throw at ya don't ya LOL!

Still fingers crossed he does play an EPIC STEVE ROGERS!!!

; D
Hawksblueyes - 5/6/2010, 8:33 PM
LEEE: I'm glad to see your finally starting to say some things that could be misconstrued as optimism about Evans as Cap. ;D
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/6/2010, 8:43 PM
Off topic: I was on and i found this guy who all he did was complain about Chris evans as Cap and even wished that Chris would get into a car crash and die. Geez the Captain America movie really does turn people insane. I just hate it when people judge an actor's performance before filming has even begun and then wish that actor would die because that person can't stand the fact that the actor he wanted wasn't chosen. It's sad actually. People can just be soo heartless.

Chris is a good choice for Cap. Can't wait for the movie.
droopy1317 - 5/6/2010, 8:48 PM
hey guys just wanted to announce that i'm catchin the midnight show of iron man 2. soon i will join the rest of you
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/6/2010, 8:50 PM
Have fun! :)
ghostpudding - 5/6/2010, 8:58 PM
@starsapphire that guys sounds insane.

i cant really say anything. everything has basically already been said by bigbybadwolf

DaenerysTargaryen - 5/6/2010, 9:00 PM
I can't wait to laugh at him when Chris does well. I have no doubt Chris will do at least decent.
selinakyle - 5/6/2010, 9:08 PM
whats so wrong in reading comics? someone gave me a look of shock tonight cos i said i read comic books. hell half of these stories i wouldn't let my younger sister read.
InTylerWeTrust - 5/6/2010, 9:08 PM
Sorry, I must have missed something. Where's the bullshit and how did we "fall for it"?
blankofthedead - 5/6/2010, 9:11 PM
hahaha i love his predictable responses.. every single interview he makes some effort to dismiss the CBM roles lol.. he doesn plays it so not to be type cast as jsut a CBM hero.. just accept it and stop being ashamed!
Ranger14 - 5/6/2010, 9:18 PM
blanket@ I don't get how you are interpreting Evan's interviews. I really don't. It's like we are reading completely different things.
Hawksblueyes - 5/6/2010, 9:18 PM
Tyler: I would tell you where it is but I think I fell for it also, therefore I am temporarily "bullshit blind". ;)
mindform - 5/6/2010, 9:19 PM
Nothing new but I'm feeling so optimistic right now. I'm sure he'll be great :')
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/6/2010, 9:28 PM
The more I look and listen to Chris the more I like him as cap. plus Chris is hot. :)
InFamouslyCool - 5/6/2010, 9:46 PM
..LOL he's winning everyone over.
ghostpudding - 5/6/2010, 10:07 PM
hooray for skiping school for ironman 2.
@mskyle08 what do you mean
Minotauro - 5/6/2010, 10:16 PM
Pssh.. I'm pretty sure he is winning everyone over?.. XD
gunner - 5/6/2010, 10:25 PM
I Think We are starting to witness Modern Mythology , These stories that are Coming out ( finally ) are the stuff of Legends, and They are Basiclly Hero's Going thru the Human experience ( Thor , Cap , Hulk , Batman , Spiderman , etc...etc...)
Evan's Will Nail This , That i Have No Doubt , and i'm Gonna Enjoy the Ride.
Tommorrow IronMan !!
The House of Ideas, Is Now the Motion Picture Co. Of Ideas . VIVA LA MARVEL !!!

cbluem - 5/7/2010, 12:35 AM
I don't think that he will be bad as Cap, but I will never be able to the fact that he was in Fantastic Four out of my mind. He was one of the few bright spots of those movies, and therefore already has a place in the Marvel universe, even if it wasn't put out by Marvel.

What's next, Tobey Maguire as Doctor Strange? Ben Aflack as The Sentry? Thomas Jane as Hawkeye?

Not a big fan of the casting based on this alone. Hopefully they do a good job, but I think Marvel dropped the ball on this one.
Ryden - 5/7/2010, 1:33 AM
@cbluem- It's a different Universe and it really doesn't matter, I mean in all honest Tobey Maguire and Ben Affleck etc can all have roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe if they wish, there's nothing stopping them. It's not as if they'll run into themselves because if they are rebooted with Marvel then there will be different actors.
StephenStrange - 5/7/2010, 1:53 AM
Cool cool mega cool. Evans ftw
NubaX - 5/7/2010, 2:08 AM

Lee is Still BITTER about Evans... ;)

Just let it go and give him a chance...

I had to do the same thing with Tobey as Spiderman...
So I know how you feling....

Just give em chance...
Aiiwolf - 5/7/2010, 4:02 AM
WOOHOOO! This eases me!! :D
blankofthedead - 5/7/2010, 4:15 AM
@ranger, theres not a signle interview he's done where he isnt seemingly embarrassed to be tied to all of these CBM roles. He keeps talking about how these movies would be good if they werent based on super heroes and crap, hes just afraid of being type cast into these roles and its obvious. We're not reading different articles, im just reading it for what it is and the rest of you far-too-hopefulls are eating up anything the guy says. Im not against hi for the role, not as an actor, but as a person hes just complained and downplayed the significance of him as a CB hero aswell as his other CBMs.
blankofthedead - 5/7/2010, 4:17 AM
AND why does everyone call me blanket! lol is it an insult going over my head?
Hawksblueyes - 5/7/2010, 4:44 AM
cbluem: I don't understand why thats a problem for some people. By that logic Clint Eastwood should have only made one western.
XmutantX - 5/7/2010, 5:01 AM
as one of the biggest bashers on chris evans as cap...this interview kinda swayed me a bit...sumtin about how serious he was...he may jus pull it off!
Hawks@ thanx 4 posting this...makes me a lil less concerned now :)
CorndogBurglar - 5/7/2010, 5:07 AM
@ blank

he doesn't sound ashamed at all. like someone else said, i REALLY don't understand what interviews you're reading, because the things you're getting from this guy's interviews are just NOT things he's saying.

you have to remember that he's been in 2 CBM's already. this will be his 3rd. i think its safe to say that he's not ashamed of doing CBM's.

he admitted that he wasn't a comic fan, and that he didn't know much about Cap, but by saying that Cap would be fun to play even if he wasn't a super hero, is just a way of saying that he's into the character, and he's excited to play him. i don't understand how you're coming to the conclusions you keep coming to. if you don't like him as Cap, just say it, but stop coming up with unfounded reasons, and putting words into the guy's mouth.
BigbyBadWolf - 5/7/2010, 6:09 AM
@Blank - I have to admit, I'm just as confused as everyone else. I don't see where he is trying to distance himself from comic book material. He says, "I don't think just because something is rooted in a comic book, doesn't make it any different from a movie that would be an original piece or rooted in a novel. It's just a story and as an actor you gotta find truth and tell the story to the best of your ability." He clearly acknowledges that it is based on a comic book, but then goes on to say that it doesn't matter because it is all about story, not the medium it is put forth in. I know many actors will kind of praise the source material for whatever they are working on to endear themselves to the fans and the audience. Sometimes, I think they are contractually obligated to do so. But this isn't Evans first CBM. It's not even his third! If he wanted to distance himself from CBM's, he should turn down the roles. I think he seems to be pretty content with it.
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