Chris Evans flies the flag
How did you want your character to evolve in this film?
What I think is nice about where they’re pushing him is that it’s the first time Steve doesn’t really know the answer. In the first
Captain America it’s pretty clear Nazis are bad. We can all agree with that. In Captain
America: The Winter Soldier, it’s SHIELD being run by Hydra. No conflict there. In the Avengers movies, aliens are no good; we want to fight them. It’s always pretty cut- and- dry for him… but this one is tricky because this conflict is a little more akin to a day- to- day struggle that we all go through where there are no clear lines between what is right and what is wrong.
Is it hard for Steve to be at odds with Tony when they’ve been partners in the past?
Yes, and I think that’s what makes it such a good conflict. It’s not enemy vs hero or villain vs hero. It’s friends vs friends. This is sometimes the most dramatic conflict. When people actually have a history with one another, and care about each other to a point where they would consider themselves brothers, the conflict is that much more difficult to navigate.
Was it fun to bring all these other characters into the film?
It’s great. What Marvel is so good at doing is weaving this giant blanket together, so any time you get to be the bridge between worlds and universes it’s exciting. When I saw Ant Man I was enjoying it and saying to myself, “Oh yeah, we’re going to have this guy.” You get to blend these universes and it’s a real treat.
What do you enjoy most about playing this character?
He’s a good man. Anytime you get to go to set and try to live in a character’s headspace for a certain amount of time and process scenes through the eyes of someone who sees life a certain way, you can’t help but take some of that home with you. And why not take home a little bit of Steve Rogers?
This is no time to do a tango!