Chris Evans recently spoke with The Examiner and shared his thoughts on the upcoming movie: Captain America: Winter Soldier. We covered the trailer a few weeks ago, and now we have a new set of photos that were released. Here’s a bit from the interview:
“The [Russo] brothers said right from the start that we were really doing a ’70s thriller,” declared the action star. “And I think just Cap’s abilities mesh well with that kind of genre. I mean, his powers are very meat and potatoes. Faster. Stronger. Punch. Kick. That works with those types of movies. It would be more difficult to put, say, Hulk in that kind of context.”
Evans also remarked that he was excited to explore the character’s adjustment to the modern era in the follow-up, which is something that both the 2011 original and ‘The Avengers’ were unable to do.
“We really haven’t explored his adjustment period,” he noted. “In ‘The Avengers’ we had so many characters you have to address, you don’t really have time to sit with any single one. In this movie there’s a lot going on for Steve. He’s trying to acclimatize to the modern world.
He continued, “I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s about trying to find how he fits. He’s a man from the 1940s. He’s just woken up. For everybody else, it’s been a slow burn to get to where we are in 2014. But for him, suddenly there’s the Internet, cellphones and The Patriot Act. The technology’s new to him and so is the access the government has to that technology.”
Well, with all that’s going on, we’ll need to see how the movie does. It’s a known fact by now, that Capt. America isn’t proving to be as popular as the other Marvel Franchises on the big screen. ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’s’ $370 million was Marvel’s worst box office total since their cinematic universe was launched in 2008, while ‘The Avengers’, ‘Iron Man 3 ‘and ‘Thor 2’ have each upped the ante since the original’s release too.
Are you excited for what’s in store?