When it was announced that Marvel were bringing Captain America to the big screen, there were plenty of fans around the world who were excited about the decision and were quick to give their opinions on which actor should play the role. When it was first announced that actor Chris Evans had been cast in the role of Captain America for the Marvel movies, there were plenty of disappointed fans around the world.
However, over the course of the past few years, Chris Evans has managed to win over his critics and still has plenty more Marvel movies in his future. With that said though, Chris has now opened up about the difficulty of playing one of the biggest superheroes on the big screen, admitting that he initially turned down the offer on a number of occasions, before finally giving in.
Evans explained, "I was scared. At first it was some nine-picture contract. And there are parts of me that have a little bit of social anxiety with this industry. Doing movies one at a time, if all of sudden you decide you don’t want to do them anymore you are afforded the opportunity to take a step back and recalibrate. When you have a giant contract, if all of a sudden you’re not responding well, too bad - you’ve got to suit up again. That was scary."
He added, "It (the part) kept coming back my way. I said no a few times and it kept coming back and I talked to a few people in my life - family, friends - and it just started to make sense that I was saying no out of fear. And you can’t do anything out of fear. You can’t be doing something because you’re scared. So it ended up clicking to me in the way of looking at it as, ‘Whatever you’re scared of, push yourself into it’."
Chris Evans will next be seen as Captain America in the upcoming movie Captain America: Civil War, which will hit the big screen on April 29 in the UK and May 6 in the US.