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.
While the Toronto International Film Festival is still underway, everyone is anxious to see the first showing of films like 'Cloud Atlas' and 'Argo,' and get as much information on the stars' future projects. Though the actors and actresses only attended the festival to see the premieres and promote their current works, everyone wanted to grill them on their much-talked-about, upcoming films.
For Chris Evans, that meant getting as many details about 'Captain America 2' (dubbed 'The Winter Solider') from him as possible. Thankfully, this time around, 'The Avengers' star gave us some actual information we can work with.
It's a wonderful time to be a Marvel movies fan right now. Everybody checked out 'The Avengers' and it continues to break one box office record after another. So what could be better than that? The monstrous and wonderful box set that will be on its way soon.
Yesterday, Jordan Hoffman and Matt Singer spent 14 hours watching six Marvel movies in one crazy marathon: 'Iron Man,' 'Incredible Hulk,' 'Iron Man 2,' 'Thor,' and 'Captain America' followed by a midnight screening of 'The Avengers.'
When it was all over they felt two things: 1) Like huge nerds and, 2) They ought to use their vast knowledge of these movies to hand out some Marvel Movie Awards, celebrating the best stuff Marvel Studios has done with their cinematic canon so far.
Right on the heels of the release date announcement for 'Captain America 2', there's a new TV spot for 'The Avengers' which highlights the role of Chris Evans's Steve Rogers - aka Captain America - in the film. They are selling him as the leader, which fits with what Joss Whedon was saying about the film a couple months back.
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