There’s a long line of actors who will forever been thought of as their super hero alter egos. George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jr and I feel confident saying Chris Evans as Captain America, as well.
Evans recently sat down and has some very interesting things to say about both his character and the upcoming sequel.
“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.”
Evans went on to say:
“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.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set for release April 4th, 2014. I’m probably most excited about this entry over the other two Phase Two films. I was pretty excited for Iron Man 3 but the finished film was a massive disappointment and Thor 2 was near unwatchable, in my opinion.