During a recent interview with Collider, Chris Evans talked more about Captain America: The Winter Solider. He talks about preparing to reprise his role, the possibility of showing up in Thor: The Dark World, working with Hayley Atwell in the first movie, and gives his thoughts on Marvel President Kevin Feige.
On prepping to play Captain America:
Gearing up for Captain 2 you think, 'Alright, there was obviously a difference in the workload from Captain America to The Avengers.' And you have to get back in the mindset. You have to remember 'Alright, this is on you, man. You have to take this seriously.' The fact that The Avengers did so well….you have an obligation. There is a serious obligation to fans who are expecting a great movie. A lot of that starts with making sure that you are physically ready to play the role and look the role. So a lot of that is in my head. Come January that is my life.
On the possibility of showing up in Thor: The Dark World:
I would love to do a little thing in Thor 2. It is obviously going to be tricky trying to work out the plot, the reason why I am not there to help him, and why he is not there to help me. But the best thing about Marvel is that, like I said, the movies were so good and we had such a good time making them. Marvel is such a great company to work for. It feels like everyone just wants to pitch in. It feels like everyone…why would I not want to help? I’m not going to hold them over the coals and be like, 'Well, it’s my contract and guess what? I’m screwing you!' Let’s just make this great. If I can help that – great – and make it better? Let’s do it!
On his familiarity of the story the sequel is based on:
I am fully up to date with my comics. I know all about it. Kevin Feige was talking about that when we were filming the first Captain America and well before The Avengers. During the first Captain America we were talking about potential futures and, you know, I don’t want to give too much way.
On trying to keep details under wraps:
Sometimes I will let it slip to like my brother-in-law, who is a huge comic book geek. I will be like, 'Oh, yeah, that is what we are doing,' and he is like, 'What?!' I’m like, 'Don’t tell! I never said that! Shut up.' He is all fired up. But that is the best thing about Marvel. That is why Kevin Feige is a [frick]ing genius. He knows what the audience wants because he is the audience. He is that comic book fan. So he is not like some money man twisting his moustache while being like, 'I think they will like…' He knows and he is a comic book fan. So anything that he gets excited about, the fans get excited about.
On the tone and setting of the sequel:
That is his story. It is him trying to on a personal level adjust to the fact that everyone he knows is gone and the whole Peggy Carter of it all. There is a lot of things that he kind of has to come to terms with. So I don’t know. I am excited to kind of see flashes of the first Captain, if you know what I mean, and to see his memory of what we now know as an audience of who he was.
On working with Hayley Atwell in the first movie:
There was a scene in Captain America where she comes into the bar in the red dress. We did this scene and we must have done this scene….the coverage on Hayley. She came in the red dress and she tells me a little about dancing or whatever. We must have done that – I’m not joking – about 15 times. The only reason is because [director] Joe [Johnston] would come in and give Hayley a new direction every time and every time she crushed it. The things she was doing…every take I was like, 'How is this girl doing something new, different, and great in every single time?' I think Joe was just having fun watching an amazing actress be great. She is phenomenal.
Head over to Collider to read the full interview where he discusses several of the other projects he's been working on.
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