Yesterday, Marvel Studios released four new posters for its upcoming superhero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier [see here], and ahead of this Sunday’s Super Bowl TV spot, Screen Rant has posted an in-depth set interview with leading man Chris Evans, who spoke about reprising the role of the Sentinel of Liberty for his second solo outing and how he’s adapting to his new life in the 21st century.
“He feels comfortable within the structure that he’s given,” said Evans when asked whether Steve Rogers has acclimatised to his new surroundings when we catch up with him in the film. “He likes to serve. He likes to take orders. He’s like a herding dog. He needs a task. And I think the issue in the first two, Captain America and The Avengers – well, Captain America – was about giving him the opportunity. Then he got the opportunity, and then he was thrust into a different world. And in Avengers, there were so many characters, it’s tough to kind of spend too much with any one. And on this one, it’s about him trying to not just acclimate to the modern world, but it’s always been Cap’s goal to do what’s right and to be of service, to help where he can.”
“In this movie, I think the question is, well, what is right?” he continues. “I think it was a lot easier in the ’40s to know who the evil was. There’s no disputing Nazis are bad. And now, it becomes a little bit more of a difficult answers. There’s a lot more of a grey area. What is the right thing? And are you of service to that cause? That’s where it becomes a tricky dispute for Cap because things were just done differently in the 40s. Threats are different now, and precautionary measures are taken now, can be questionable and somewhat suspect in his eyes. So it’s a tough hurdle for him to jump.”
Be sure to head on over to Screen Rant to read much more from Evans about the solo sequel.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set for release on March 26th in the UK and April 4th in North America, with Evans joined in the cast by Marvel veterans Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier), Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Toby Jones (Arnim Zola) and Maximiliano Hernandez (Agent Jasper Sitwell) and MCU newcomers Anthony Mackie (Pain & Gain) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Emily VanCamp (Revenge) as Sharon Carter / Agent 13, Frank Grillo (Zero Dark Thirty) as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones, George St-Pierre (Death Warrior) as Georges Batroc / Batroc the Leaper, and Robert Redford (All Is Lost) as Alexander Pierce.