TEAM STEVE

Chris Evans flies the flag

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Captain America Civil War -

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!

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