Chris Evans Describes "Captain America's" Motives in "Civil War" as 'Potentially Selfish'

Steve Rogers is known for his selflessness, but -- according to star Chris Evans -- that changes a little in "Captain America: Civil War." During a press conference, Evans explained Cap's motives in the film and why this makes him a more complex character overall.

"What he stands for... is something that's ubiquitous across the world," he explained. "What he believes in -- honor and morality and values -- that's something you can find anywhere, but in terms of who he's been throughout the arc of his character, he's always kind of fought for the greater good. He's always kind of put the needs of masses before his own desire, and that's exactly what's different in this film. Instead of dedicating himself towards what others need in this film, he kind of prioritizes what he wants, which is a departure from what he's normally allegiant to."

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"It colors the character in a really nice way," he continued. "You have a guy who's this incredibly austere and moral character. It's hard trying to find ways to make him layered and dynamic, and I think in this movie he becomes potentially selfish, where he kind of puts his own desires first, but it's rooted in family, which I think is a through-line that we can all relate to."

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and more, "Captain America: Civil War" opens on May 6, 2016.

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