Chris Evans Talks ‘Captain America 2′ Details, ‘Avengers’ Deleted Scenes and ‘Thor 2′ Cameo
This is what happens any time you play a superhero in a major comic book franchise: No matter the movie that you are trying to promote, you’ll have to answer a handful of questions about the superhero blockbuster that you eventually are going to film (even though cameras don’t roll for months, at the earliest).
Take Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in Marvel’s string of popcorn thrillers. He’s trying to talk to the media about ‘The Iceman,’ a serial-killer-hitman drama that he and Michael Shannon brought to the Toronto International Film Festival. But instead, he has to spend time talking to outlets about his Marvel future. And Evans talks. To his credit, he knows where his bread is being buttered these days. Movies like ‘The Avengers’ and the upcoming ‘Captain America 2′ allow him to do as many ‘Iceman’ movies as he’ll want for the foreseeable future.
Well, what did Evans have to say about ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’? In an interview with Collider, the star opened up about his Marvel contract, which lasts six films (including featured roles, as in ‘Captain America’ and ‘Avengers,’ and also cameo roles, like the one he’s rumored to have in ‘Thor 2′). He admits that he gets considered for offbeat roles like the one in ‘Iceman’ because of the success of ‘Avengers’ and ‘Captain America.’
As for the upcoming slate of Marvel sequels, Evans admits that he and Chris Hemsworth discussed a possible cameo for the Cap in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ but haven’t cracked how to make it work, logistically. He says that he’ll settle in to film ‘Winter Soldier’ in March, but expects to sit down with co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo before this year’s up.
And in perhaps the most interesting angle of the interview, Evans says that the scenes that were cut from Joss Whedon’s ‘Avengers’ peer deeper into Steve Rogers’ personal conflicts, how he’s adjusting to a strange era and missing the people he left behind. He said that the sequel will do a better job exploring the hero’s emotional journey, saving the pyrotechnics for ‘The Avengers 2.’
It’s a good listen, with Evans being as candid as ever. Marvel fans might want to give it a spin as they wait, patiently for “Phase Two” of the studio’s films.