CHRIS EVANS Says Playing Captain America Was The Best Decision He Ever Made
Almost 10 years after he made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in The First Avenger, it's really hard to imagine what the franchise would be like if Chris Evans isn't playing the role of Captain America. And let's not kid ourselves, he was always the perfect fit for the character.
It's no secret to a lot of fans that the A-list hunk has been pretty reluctant about being in a Marvel film again after his portrayal of Human Torch in the Fantastic Four franchise was poorly received. But ultimately, Chris was swayed by his friends, most notably fellow MCU actor Robert Downey Jr. and the rest as they say is history.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 38-year-old revealed that he owes a lot to RDJ and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige who took away all of his inhibitions. "I think that's why the whole first movie, my hair was on fire, you're so scared just like 'Oh my god, I can't believe I'm doing this and please don't backfire, please don't blow up in my face," he said.
Chris later added that taking on the role was the right move after all. "And not only did it not, but it was the best decision I've ever made, and I really owe that to Kevin Feige for being persistent and helping me avoid making a giant mistake....To be honest, all the things that I was fearing never really came to fruition."
The "worthy" actor, like his good pal RDJ, has seemingly been relieved of his MCU duties after the events that took place in Avengers: Endgame but would you be down with the idea of him wielding the vibranium shield (and maybe the Mjolnir) again?