Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Chris Evans told reporters at Comic Con International: San Diego this past weekend that the experience of playing Captain America has changed his life "in every way possible," and that what keeps him coming back again and again is confidence that Marvel is going to make a great movie.
During a brief stop-off to talk with ComicBook.com after the Marvel Studios panel at Comic Con, Evans also explained a little about the team dynamic of The Avengers in their next movie, which opens in May.
Do you think it's going to take as long this time for you guys to work as a team or do you start out bonded?
No, we start out as a team. The first movie, you have to establish the kid of team dynamic but with this movie we get to hit the ground running. We're already a group, we're already a team dynamic and [Ultron] throws a bit of a wrench in the works.
What costume would you wear to Comic Con?
I would go with whatever covered my face. Maybe a nice Darth Vader mask or a Storm Trooper.
How has the experience of playing Captain America changed your life?
Oh, how long's the interview, man? In every way possible. it's personal, emotional...I was apprehensive jumping on board but in retrospect it was the best decision of my life. It's afforded me a lot of creative opportunities outside of the Marvel franchise and it's afforded me a lot of opportunities to learn and grow as an actor and as a person and it's endless, really.
You've revisited the character several times. What makes it exciting each time?
Knowing that it's going to be a good movie. Honestly, if you were a part of a franchise and you weren't proud of the initial product and you realized early on that these would be continuous products, nothing more, which I think we've all seen in terms of franchises, it would lose its luster and you'd have a hard time as an actor gearing up again. But working for Marvel, you feel supremely confident that you're making something fantastic that people are going to love.
And it just, as an actor, it makes you excited and it makes you eager to jump back in and do the best work you can do because you know they're going to do the best work they can do.
What's the most interesting thing about Cap trying to find his place in this movie?
That's going to be a tougher one to answer without giving stuff away. He is a soldier, so he does look for a higher structure, you know? A chain of command. And now that S.H.I.E.L.D. is disbanded, The Avengers are leaning on one another without a boss to report to. So he is looking for a sense of home in a way...I can't give anymore. If I give anymore, I'm going to get in trouble!