In 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D. was dismantled. Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark is filling the void by spending his on money to keep the team together. Tony is the money, but he needs Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) to handle the day-to-day operations.
“I think [Captain America] feels very comfortable in a sort of leadership role, but I don’t think he gives orders,” Evans told Yahoo. “He does structure, organization — he’s a military guy.
“Tony [Stark] is definitely paying the bills, and since there really is no company to report to, we’re kind of this independent unit that needs to rely on each other and work as a team, even in their day-to-day lives.”
For Evans, he's excited about Avengers: Age Of Ultron because the action scenes require the superhero team working together as one, instead of each hero doing their own thing. “I like all the scenes that we get to have together,” Evans said. “In this movie, it’s not about having stand-out moments, it’s about trying to have stand-together moments. You want to have scenes where you’re like ‘Man, the Avengers just kicked ass!’”
“If it’s every man for himself, then it defeats the purpose of what this movie is. We have individual films for that. So I like the scenes where – as a unit – we’re all wrecking shop. And we get a bunch of those in this.”
Avengers: Age Of Ultron arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.