Chris Evans Says He's Team Iron Man, Gives Update on Marvel Contract

Monday, 25 April 2016 - 12:46PM
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Captain America: Civil War
Monday, 25 April 2016 - 12:46PM
Chris Evans Says He's Team Iron Man, Gives Update on Marvel Contract
In just a couple of weeks, Marvel fans will all decide whether they're Team Cap or Team Iron Man, but one unlikely ally falls into Tony Stark's camp: none other than Captain America actor Chris Evans.

In Captain America: Civil War, Steve and Tony are fighting over the prospect of registering superheroes in order to make them accountable to the government. In the comics, Steve argues that the measure infringes on personal freedoms, while Tony argues that some oversight is needed to prevent large-scale disasters, like we've seen in previous Avengers movies. Chris Evans, for his part, agrees with Tony Stark: 

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"There would have to be some sort of responsibility," Evans said at a press conference in London (via Digital Spy). "You have to answer to somebody. You couldn't just let this group of vigilantes answer to themselves. Right? 

That's the sad truth. If there really were Avengers, I would be Team Iron Man. Who wouldn't?"
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Um, lots of people, but point well-taken:

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Evans also gave an update on his Marvel contract in a recent interview with Collider, and while he didn't spoil Civil War, Steve Rogers' Cap may be with us longer than we thought:

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"There's no re-upping yet... At the beginning it's so scary, and now I'm scared to walk away. I'm scared to not have these [movies] coming... And it's been wonderful, especially since the movies are so good. When you make good movies, who wants to stop doing that? So I don't know. We'll see.

I know in the comic books that the shield gets passed off, and what you do know more than anything else in this process... the character's bigger than you. And whatever the character needs, whatever Marvel needs for that arc, I'm willing to do. So if that is me passing it off, I'll pass it off. But if they want to make more, I'm ready."
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He's correct that in the comics, Bucky Barnes takes up the mantle of Captain America after Steve's assassination at the end of Civil War (and then Steve comes back to life shortly after that, so make of that what you will). Currently, Evans is contracted for one more film after Civil War, which is rumored to be Infinity War pt 2, and then it remains to be seen. It's possible that Evans will stay on as Steve Rogers, or that Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes will take over for him. Or, alternatively, Anthony Mackie's Falcon could also become the new Captain America, as Sam Wilson is currently fighting bad guys under that name in the comics. We'll have to wait and see, but at the very least, it's good news that Evans will always be open to coming back.


Captain America: Civil War opens on May 6.
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