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Marvel's The Avengers

The Avengers Up-Close: Chris Evans

Chris Evans tells us about bringing Captain America into the present day!

By Zack Zeigler

Losing your keys is annoying. Losing your wallet feels worse. Now imagine how disoriented, irked, and bewildered you’d be if one day you somehow lost your friends, family, identity, and understanding of the world and how it works.

Chris Evans stars as Captain America in "Marvel's The Avengers"

When audiences last saw Captain America (Chris Evans) in 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” he’d just emerged from a 70-year snooze to that harsh reality of the present day. And on May 4 when “Marvel’s The Avengers” opens in theaters, that’s where his story will pick up.

“Cap is struggling to find his footing in a modern day,” Evans told Marvel.com. “He's a fish out of water [and] kind of stuck in his old mentality and his old ways. The jet and all the technology of S.H.I.E.L.D. and [Iron Man’s] suit--that does blow his mind, but the thing that he's really at odds with is...the changes in society. Morals and values, and the way people interact."

You have to imagine one of the strangest things for Cap would be his new company. Before, he was a military man at war with Nazis and HYDRA; now, his brigade has been replaced with a group that consists of an enormous green monster, a Norse myth in a cape, and a dude in a flying iron suit.

Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans star as Thor and Captain America in "Marvel's The Avengers"

“[Since he’s] a little uncomfortable in his skin…he’s not hitting the ground running,” Evans added.

While Cap may be struggling to figure out where he fits in, Evans had no trouble slipping back into the role of Captain America with a new, improved suit.

“The last [suit] was…very difficult to move in,” he admitted. “This one actually looks much more like the comic book. A little toastier, but it all looks great. Doing ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ was strange because you look around and you’re the only super hero walking around. [Then] the first day on this set, Hemsworth's in his cape and Downey's got the armor. Just on a personal career level, the stuff I’ve been able to do in this movie…has been the most geeked out I’ve ever felt on a movie set."

Marvel Studios
 presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013; "Thor 2" on November 15, 2013; and the sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger" on April 4, 2014.

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Cap is the best. As much as I love The Punisher, I have to admit I admire Captain America more because of his moral core.


no matter what cap will still be one of the best