Chris Evans Talks Thriller Genre And Character Arc In CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Discussing finally getting to address Captain America's adjustment to modern times, The Winter Soldier star Chris Evans also talks about how much the political thriller genre works for the Super Soldier.

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“I don’t think Marvel’s ever done anything like this,” Chris Evans tells Empire magazine on set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. “The [Russo] brothers said right from the start that we were really doing a ’70s thriller. And I think just Cap’s abilities mesh well with that kind of genre. I mean, his powers are very meat and potatoes. Faster. Stronger. Punch. Kick. That works with those types of movies. It would be more difficult to put, say, Hulk in that kind of context.” He goes on to discuss finally getting to fully embrace the fish-out-of-water element to the character. “We really haven’t explored his adjustment period,” he admits. “In The Avengers we had so many characters you have to address, you don’t really have time to sit with any single one. In this movie there’s a lot going on for Steve. He’s trying to acclimatize to the modern world. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s about trying to find how he fits. He’s a man from the 1940s. He’s just woken up. For everybody else, it’s been a slow burn to get to where we are in 2014. But for him, suddenly there’s the internet, cellphones and The Patriot Act. The technology’s new to him and so is the access the government has to that technology.” When asked if there's any difficulties playing a superhero role with a non-eccentric personality or otherworldly origin, Chris Evans says he finds Steve Rogers' arc within the character. “To be a good man is difficult,” he says. “To be the best man you can be is even harder. Even though he doesn’t choose to wear his baggage on his sleeve, I think that’s his skill set. He doesn’t moan. There is a depth to him. There are always new things to find. For the first film it was about the new body and responsibilities. Here we get to dive back in with that established. It feels really comfortable coming back to him,” he concludes.




After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy — the Winter Soldier. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernández with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is directed by the team of Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch, production designer Peter Wenham, editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release on April 4, 2014.
Source: Empire Magazine
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M3T4LL0 - 1/6/2014, 7:07 AM
First?
7166charlie - 1/6/2014, 7:08 AM
really pumped for this film, def has potential to be marvels best solo flick
Rpendo - 1/6/2014, 7:08 AM
...could've sworn there were like, 30-plus comments on this a few minutes ago.
MrCBM56 - 1/6/2014, 7:11 AM
If this movie takes place 2 years after the events of The Avengers, shouldn't he already, at least, be kind of caught up to speed?

Anyways, I'm super excited for this movie! Winter Soldier will kick ass.
Doopie - 1/6/2014, 7:12 AM
i'm certain this movie will be amazing
Spidey10 - 1/6/2014, 7:12 AM
Definitely looking forward to this
Dinotron - 1/6/2014, 7:12 AM
Wait I commented on this already...
Cles - 1/6/2014, 7:13 AM
Didn't Omega post this a couple of hours ago?
SuperCat - 1/6/2014, 7:13 AM
Still hope he gets some in the next movie.
Dinotron - 1/6/2014, 7:14 AM
Do this movie is in real time so that means he's been with shiekd for some time

Well if you were a man in the forties and popped up in modern era even after 2 years you wouldn't be caught up. I'd say for maybe a whole year one would still be in shock
ezio619 - 1/6/2014, 7:21 AM
nibs-i dont think u need to worry about the pump up of comedy, sure will there be comedy?, yeah, but the russos have said it is apolitical thriller and so in order to have thrills ,you need to have stakes so u cant make light of the situation
ezio619 - 1/6/2014, 7:23 AM
mrcbm-yeah at comi con they said, he can deal with the technology,he is sorta used to it now, but this will be him dealing with the politics of today
marantaz - 1/6/2014, 7:24 AM
I gather from the comments that this article was previously posted by 'Omega', and comments were made, but then it was pulled and replaced by this, from MarvelFreshMan. Funny. Must be CBM's way of injecting a little humor into the Marvel articles, with a twist.
ALmazing - 1/6/2014, 7:27 AM
4 more months.