Chris Evans has his own ideas about where he wants to see this righteous character go in his fourth movie, and it’s not a very good place.
After portraying Steve Rogers/Captain America in three movies, 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chris Evans clearly has a solid handle on the role. During a recent interview with SFX Magazine, the actor was asked what he would like to see his character do in the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron that Cap hasn’t done in the previous three movies. The actor gave quite a surprising answer, revealing that he wants to see Steve Rogers actually make a mistake.
“This might sound crazy, but… be wrong. Make a mistake. He’s so concerned with being right. Even the struggle in this one, it’s about how to be right. His biggest struggle is just being the best he can be, and if he doesn’t achieve that, he really beats himself up. His moral compass is so sound, you rarely see him make a mistake. It’s everyone around him dropping the ball. So it would be nice to see a little bit of human error or a human flaw, just immaturity or foolishness, an ego, something.”
In a separate interview with Collider, the actor talked about his progression on the set, and how he is comfortable with giving his own feedback if he disagrees with an aspect of the production.
“Yeah, yeah, I am now. The first movie, I just felt like I was lucky to be around. The second movie, you just don’t want to piss anyone off; there are so many other amazing people here. Now you start feeling like, ‘Well, I’m throwing this barbecue, too.’ [laughs] It’s a strange feeling being like, ‘Well, hang on, what if we did it like this?’ It’s a nice feeling to come into your own. I think the first movie, we didn’t even… I’d see myself in the suit and be like, ‘Who’s that idiot in the suit?’ It’s starting to feel more like real or home or something, so you do start caring a little bit more. So you do run into those kids and they do have that impact and it’s a very nice thing. It’s a responsibility now. I don’t want to make it sound like it’s gone to my head or anything, you just care a little bit more about making sure this is good quality stuff because we’re going to run the contract. We’re going to do Avengers 2. Probably going to do Avengers 3. [laughs] These things will happen so you want to make sure it’s pointed in the right direction. You don’t want to step on toes, but there’s room to be vocal and that’s the best thing about Marvel. You can be stuck in a contract at a much worse place, a lot worse place. Marvel’s very collaborative. You feel the love from Marvel.”
Joss Whedon is directing Avengers: Age of Ultron from his own script, with production scheduled to begin soon. Shooting has been confirmed to take place in Italy, South Korea and South Africa.
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Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Mark Ruffalo. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.