Chris Evans on Infinity War and Playing Captain America
Published on June 12th, 2017 | Updated on June 12th, 2017 | By FanFest
When Chris Evans talks about playing Captain America, it’s never that he wanted the film to do terribly, it’s just that he was scared it would be so great that success would follow and he’d have to fulfill the contract for all six films. So maybe, that does sound like he was praying for it to fail, but that’s not it at all.
Chris has never wanted to devote his life to fame, in fact, he suffers from anxiety so much that he’s spoken about it really being almost impossible for him to fathom red carpet events. He didn’t want to be encompassed in a life that led to him being followed, photographed, and otherwise put on display for the world. That’s not who he is at the core of himself, and in staying true to himself, even after taking on a role as massive as Captain America, he remains a private person.
Which is exactly what he deserves and while some fans were hoping that would mean Chris would be signing on for more films, it looks like Avengers: Infinity War will be the end for Chris, but you don’t ever really leave a superhero role, especially when you’ve got a heart for justice the way he does in his day to day life.
When asked if he feels like taking on Trump is part of the obligation with playing Cap, he gives a genuine answer which proves that he’s not just playing the role of Cap and shutting down at the end of the day, he does bring a large part of himself to the role.
‘It’s tough. I have a lot of actor friends who take no part in the political landscape, and that’s their right. But I don’t feel obligated as an actor, I feel obligated as a human. Even if I weren’t an actor I’d support causes I think are beneficial for the world and, speak out against things I think hurt people. It just so happens that I have a platform people pay attention to.‘
However, this isn’t to say that someone else will just be tossed in to pick up where he leaves off, in fact, Chris says that the Infinity War two-part film will wrap everything up. However, that gives us no insight into what happens to Captain America in terms of the film, and that is a secret we won’t find out – no matter what. The fact that Infinity War does wrap things up is what made Chris sign on for the extra films, he could have been done after the third Avengers movie if he’d been so inclined.
‘I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter. They said they had so many other characters to fit in – Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant Man – and couldn’t get them all into one movie.’
It’s obvious that Chris has embraced playing Captain America and at the end of the day, he’s glad that the films had the success that they do, but he loves a simple life, and no one could deny him of that. We aren’t expecting Chris to fall off of the face of the earth once he hangs up his shield, but we do anticipate more films like Gifted to be part of his career path, maybe even some work behind the scenes too.
Avengers: Infinity War is slated to hit theaters on May 4th, 2018.
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