Avengers: Endgame star Chris Evans has played Steve Rogers/Captain America since the hero made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2011's The First Avenger. Although his time as the character has passed, he's revealed what was hardest about playing Captain America.
"The trickiest thing about the character is he's a good man and so trying to find new ways to make it interesting, that was the challenge because he always puts himself last and it became such a ... real collaboration between myself and Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios President] and the Russos and Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely in terms of trying to preserve his nature," Evans said at Ace Comic Con in Seattle.
"He's kind of a taciturn guy," Evans continued. "He doesn't kind of, you know there's a lot of other characters in the Marvel universe who kind of use their words for creative advantage and Cap is a little bit more of a simple-minded guy and it's hard to kind of create stories around him to at once create conflict, but not just make him the center cog where circumstance happens around him."
Endgame saw Steve Rogers travelling back in time, altering his fate by remaining with Peggy Carter. There's been some disagreement between the writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and the directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, about whether Captain America created an alternate timeline in doing so. Regardless, the Russo brothers have indicated Evans won't reprise the role again any time soon.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The re-released version of the film containing bonus post-credits content is now in theaters.