You are here
Home > Facts > Chris Evans Turned Down ‘Captain America’ Several Times, Until THIS Convinced Him

Chris Evans Turned Down ‘Captain America’ Several Times, Until THIS Convinced Him

There are tons of great superhero movies these days, and a great comic adaptation really changes the way we think about those heroes.

Take Captain America for example. It’s hard to imagine Captain America played by anyone but Chris Evans, but at one point, he wasn’t even in talks to play the super soldier. He needed some convincing by a very famous actor and fellow superhero to pick up the shield.

SHARE with if you love everything Captain America stands for!

With Captain America: Civil War out all eyes are on Chris Evans and his red white and blue suit. But he originally turned down the role, several times, and Marvel had to work hard to get him to say yes.

With Captain America: Civil War out all eyes are on Chris Evans and his red white and blue suit.But he originally turned down the role, several times, and Marvel had to work hard to get him to say yes.
via Marvel Movies Wikia

He says “the problem was initially that it was a nine-movie contract.”

He continued: “If these movies take off and do very well, and my life changes and I don’t respond well, I don’t have the opportunity to say, listen, I need a f***ing break. That just scared me.”

He says "the problem was initially that it was a nine-movie contract."
via Free 4k Wallpaper

Marvel searched for other stars, but eventually came back to Evans.

They’d tweaked the deal, bringing the contract down to six movies, but Evans still said no. He says his “family was even going, ‘Are you sure you’re making the right decision?’ It started to feel like maybe this is what I’m supposed to do.”

Marvel searched for other stars, but eventually came back to Evans.
via Cinescape Box Office

One day he got a call from the one and only Robert Downey Jr. He thought Evans was ideal for the part. But he was right in ways that I would never have guessed.

One day he got a call from the one and only Robert Downey Jr.He thought Evans was ideal for the part. But he was right in ways that I would never have guessed.
via Movie Pilot

Apparently Downey said “Look man, you might not like the fact that you’ve played one of these [superheroes] before, but you know, the thing is this can afford you all sorts of other freedoms.”

And he was more right than anybody knew.

Apparently Downeysaid "Look man, you might not like the fact that you’ve played one of these [superheroes] before, but you know, the thing is this can afford you all sorts of other freedoms."
via Full HD Pictures

After that, Evans said yes and signed the contract. Downey was right about it giving him freedom – Evans credits the Marvel movies for getting his name out there, and even getting him enough credibility to begin directing.

Chris Evans’ directorial debut was Before We Go in 2015, which he also starred in.

After that, Evans said yes and signed the contract. Downey was right about it giving him freedom – Evanscredits the Marvel movies for getting his name out there, and even getting him enough credibility to begin directing.
via Comic Book

It’s still strange to think that he almost wasn’t Steve Rogers.

Captain America: Civil War will be the fifth time he’s portrayed the Super Soldier.

It's still strange to think that he almost wasn't Steve Rogers.
via Blastr

Even though his contract is almost up, he has said he’ll be Steve Rogers for as long as Marvel wants him.

Even though his contract is almost up, he has said he'll be Steve Rogers for as long as Marvel wants him.
via Hero Complex

He’s read the comics and says, “I know in the comic books that the shield gets passed off.”

But he also says the character is bigger than him and he’ll be happy to do whatever Marvel thinks Captain America needs. Even if it means passing the shield to someone else.

He's read the comics and says, "I know in the comic books that the shield gets passed off."
via Marvel Cinematic Universe Wikia

Judging from those interviews, Chris Evans is prepared to be Cap for as long as they need him.

Which is perfect for fans like me!

Judging from those interviews, Chris Evans is prepared to be Cap for as long as they need him.
via NBC

What do you think? Do you want Chris Evans to keep being Captain America?

What do you think? Do you want Chris Evans to keep being Captain America?
via tumblr / gifhunterress

Main image via Hero Complex

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

Top
Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Close
Please support the site
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better