The last time we saw Steve Rogers, he narrowly escaped a battle against the Winter Soldier and was living in the aftermath of HYDRA's coming out party. Surely, some time will have passed between the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron, right?
During an interview with Fandango, Chris Evans spilled some details on Cap's mentality going into Age of Ultron and what's been going on with Rogers and the rest of the team.
As for Captain America, "He's adjusting," Evans says. He went on to describe the team as coming together and relying on each without S.H.I.E.L.D. looming over them. "We’re all kind of depending upon one another, but that gives him an opportunity to kind of take more of a leadership role I suppose. Since there’s no one else giving him orders, he doesn’t have to question the chain of command or anyone’s motives, but it does mean he needs to rely on his team a lot more so it’s just kind of added a little bit more tension to the actual dynamic of the Avengers," Evans explained.
The Avengers may have accepted their roles on the team by now. When asked about his leadership role among Earth's mightiest heroes, he said, "It’s more personal conflicts and more personal questions about who they are as people and what they’re looking for and what makes sense and what’s right and wrong. It’s not so much about who’s the front man." In regards to the team in the first Avengers, Evans says, "It’s growing pains," but we can expect much more action right off the bat because, "in this movie there’s a very clear understanding that this is a team and that we operate as a team."
Evans also had a lot to say about James Spader's Ultron, the big bad sentient robot who might just destroy the team and world, "There’s an ideology behind Ultron that makes him more unique than just a bad guy. He doesn’t wanna just kill the Avengers. He doesn’t wanna just destroy the world. He has these monologues and these beautiful speeches that kind of embody a certain mentality about what’s wrong with humanity. It represents something deeper than just, 'I'm evil and I don’t like the good guys.'"
It continues to look more and more grim for the Avengers with Ultron becoming a more menacing villain in every trailer and interview. What are you most looking forward to about Avengers: Age of Ultron?
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1, 2015.