Chris Evans Almost Turned Down Captain America Role For MCU
Quite possibly the most solid roles in the whole of MCU, Chris Evans is the name that pops up every time someone talks about Captain America and the Marvel movies. He has been the face of Avengers and has been the man leading from the front against Thanos in the last showdown in Avengers: Endgame. The role perfectly sat with Evans and this sensation is something most, if not all, of us can agree to. However, what would have happened if Evans was not the man behind Steve Rogers or the man with a frisbee shield?
Marvel Without Chris Evans?
Chris Evans recently revealed that when there was a time he had to decide about doing movies with Marvel, he almost came to a point of turning down the contract. He nearly quit acting following his severe anxiety. This increased manifold because of the boom in the Disney franchise that gave rise to stardom to actors in the Marvel movies.
Talking in detail about his career in acting and movies, he explained his situation. He talked about his early movies like Sunshine and even Fantastic Four. He referenced the 2007 Danny Boyle film by joking, “Nobody sees my good movies.” For Chris Evans, it was in 2010, while filming Puncture that he started having panic attacks while on set. His movie roles, and those that turned him down, started making him think if this was something that he had to do.
So, when the time came to make a deal with Marvel, he turned down the opportunity to test multiple times, even when they increased his salary, reduced his contract to only six films. Finally, the franchise then offered him a part outright. He would then go on to consult Robert Downey Jr who was already playing as Iron Man. Here is what he had to say about it:
“It was the best decision I’ve ever made, and I really owe that to Kevin Feige for being persistent and helping me avoid making a giant mistake. To be honest, all the things that I was fearing never really came to fruition.”
Eventually, Chris Evans went on to make 11 movies for Marvel, starting in 2011 as Captain America in The First Avenger.