Chris Evans Supports Quentin Tarantino's View on Marvel Films, Emphasizing the Significance of Characters.
Chris Evans, recognized for his portrayal of Captain America, has maintained a relatively low-profile existence within the Marvel universe. In a recent GQ feature, Evans graciously shared glimpses of his life post-Marvel era.
During the discussion, Evans openly concurs with Quentin Tarantino's unconventional stance that Marvel actors don't conform to conventional "movie star" standards. Reflecting on his time as Captain America, Evans confided in GQ, "That was the beauty of working on Marvel films. You never really had to be front and center. Even in your films sometimes. Quentin Tarantino said it recently, and I was like, he’s right. The character is the star. You’re there, but don’t feel the burden of it.”
Contrastingly, Kevin Feige interjected in the conversation, offering an alternate viewpoint. He told the publication, "I think it’s something [Chris> was telling himself, and I think it’s something many of the Avengers, including Robert, would tell themselves, which was very helpful to the process. But it's not entirely true in certain cases, including Chris’.”
Evans took on the mantle of Steve Rogers/Captain America in 2011 and departed the franchise in 2019. While bidding farewell, he has previously stated that he won't entirely discount the possibility of a return, stating, “I’ll never say never, just because it was such a wonderful experience. But I’m also very precious with it. It’s something that I am very proud of. And, like I said, sometimes I can’t believe it happened. And I wouldn’t want the black eye if it felt like a cash grab, didn’t live up to expectations, or just felt like it wasn’t connected to that original thing. So, no time soon.”
Evans also hinted that reducing acting commitments has empowered him to be more discerning in his roles, focusing on considerations like filming schedules. Having been a part of the Marvel franchise for an impressive 11 years, he is slated to star alongside Emily Blunt in Netflix’s "Pain Hustlers," set to premiere on October 20.