Sure, Chris Evans plays a superhero—Captain America to be exact—in Marvel movies, but that doesn’t mean he’s tough as nails. In fact, in real life, Evans admits he’s a total softie.
Yes, we all know his singing dog, Dodger, melts his heart, but that’s not all. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 37-year-old actor opened up about retiring his Captain America character and what it felt like to watch his Marvel swan song, Avengers: Endgame.
“Man, this one’s really good,” he admitted. “I choked up like three times.”
Spoilers about the Marvel universe’s forthcoming films are few and far between, but Evans went on to vaguely explain why Avengers: Endgame brought on the water works.“It’s a good one. It’s a real good one. I saw, like, the first hour of it,” he carefully explained.
Why only the first hour? Well, as Marvel fans well know, Captain America dies in this movie. But, while it struck a chord with Evans, he wasn’t too devastated to make jokes about it.
“After I die by Tony’s hand, I just said, ‘You know what? I can’t watch this,’” Evans quipped. (Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr. in the film, most definitely does not kill Captain America…Or does he?)
He continued to say, “It’s hard. Seeing my own death. It’s going to be a long movie, that’s for sure. The first edit clocked in over three hours. My funeral’s like an hour.” Sounds solemn.
Evans also reflected on snagging the Captain America role back in 2010, calling it “the ultimate job offer on the biggest scale.”
So, what’s next for the Marvel star? Hollywood is his proverbial oyster. Evans hopes to transition into directing but he also wants to act in “a musical so badly.”
Might we suggest co-staring with ol’ Dodger?