Hollywood star Chris Evans recently revealed that he’s used to showing up to film a new movie and fearing that the film would turn out terrible. But playing Captain America always seems to result in excellent movies, thanks to the consistent quality of Marvel comics adaptations.
In an interview with Collider, Chris Evans admitted that he’ll be thrilled to continue playing Captain America as long as Marvel is willing to hire him, because Marvel movies never disappoint.
“Listen, if Marvel wants me they got me,” said Chris Evans. “I’ve never had such a relationship where you have such—I mean look at my resume, I’m used to being on set being like, ‘Ah is this movie gonna be terrible?’ Marvel just can’t stop making great movies, they do it in their sleep. It’s wonderful directors and producers and actors and scripts, and it’s like a playground as an actor.”
The anxiety Chris Evans claims to feel for the movies he’s hired to do even applied to the first Avengers film, which he was reluctant to agree to.
“It’s so mind-boggling that I was so tentative in the beginning to jump onboard,” Chris Evans confessed. “What an as***** I would be if I hadn’t done this. I mean can you imagine? Kicking myself—I’d never forgive myself!”
So far, Chris Evans has played the Captain in Captain America, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Chris Evans is also slated to play the shield-wielding super soldier in Captain America: Civil War, scheduled to release in May of next year.
As Collider points out, the comic book identity of Captain America does not remain consistent throughout the series, which could suggest that Chris Evans won’t be destined to play the character forever, even if he wants to. And a previous report from the Inquisitr revealed that Chris Evans’ co-star Anthony Mackie might be the next to take on the title of Captain America. Mackie also agreed with Chris Evans that Marvel movies are some of the most consistently good superhero films in Hollywood.
“It’s so rare that you go into a movie, and you know the movie is gonna be good. And Marvel does not settle for mediocre on any of their movies.”
“I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do,” he said. “I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct, but [time] never really opens up.”
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