One might think that keeping in shape would be the hardest thing for Chris Evans to play Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but that isn’t the case. In fact, the hardest part about playing the man out of time was keeping him interesting. It may seem difficult to imagine that The First Avenger wouldn’t just be one of the centers of attention for Marvel but Evans shares that Steve Rogers is a bit of a tough nut to crack.
According to the actor:
“The trickiest thing about the character is he’s a good man and so trying to find new ways to make it interesting, that was the challenge because he always puts himself last and it became such a … real collaboration between myself and Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios President] and the Russos and Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely in terms of trying to preserve his nature. He’s kind of a taciturn guy. He doesn’t kind of, you know there’s a lot of other characters in the Marvel universe who kind of use their words for creative advantage and Cap is a little bit more of a simple-minded guy and it’s hard to kind of create stories around him to at once create conflict, but not just make him the center cog where circumstance happens around him.”
We often see Rogers use his head as a tactician, but when science and magic get thrown into the mix, there are only so many variables that he can directly overcome. However, it is the relying on others and teamwork which really come into play to benefit Cap and the rest of The Avengers.
As to how the creative team made it all work, Evans stated that “In a lot of ways I would lean on the Kevin Feige and Joe Russo and Markus and McFeely to try and help me find ways to make him at once consistent but entertaining. It was a group effort.”
Teamwork both behind and in front of the camera.
Are you thrilled with how Chris Evans was able to play Steve Rogers in the MCU? Do you feel that we’ll see Captain America return to let us know what happened for him to fix the timeline and live out a life of his own? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Comic Book