After Avengers: Endgame, the MCU has begun to lose some of its original stars. Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man lost his life to defeat Thanos; Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow made the ultimate sacrifice to obtain the Soul Stone; Chris Evans’ Captain America took early retirement with Peggy Carter in the 1940s, peacefully ending his heroic career.
Evans has been open about wanting to return to the MCU for the right project, and there’s already been some mumbling about a deal in the works. For now, the former MCU star has moved on to other roles, including Knives out, The gray manand more recently, the toy story spin off Light year.
On the press circuit for his voice role as Buzz Lightyear, the subject of the MCU naturally proved to be a common topic for Evans, even with Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson now firmly in place as the new Captain America. . During a recent podcast appearance, Evans took part in a flash to reveal some of his favorite things about Marvel.
Chris Evans talks about his Marvel favorites
Captain America actor Chris Evans recently made an appearance on the D23 In Disney podcast to discuss Light yearand the topic of his favorite Marvel heroes and movies came up.
During a flash, Evans surprisingly confirmed that Captain America wasn’t his favorite Marvel character, it was Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. The MCU star previously told CinemaBlend in 2020 that “Spider-Man was [his] childhood hero:”
“I love Captain America, but Spider-Man was my childhood hero. I would have loved to do scenes like attaching myself to the sides of buildings and trying to jump from building to building.”
When it comes to his favorite MCU entry he worked on, Evans called it “a draw between winter soldier and End of Game.” The answer is a change from what the Captain America actor told Men’s Journal following Avengers: Endgamebecause he previously claimed that his solo suite was his favorite:
“I have weak points for different reasons. I would say Captain America: Winter Soldierr. It was my first time working with the Russos. winter soldier was the first one where I felt like I had my feet on the ground and where I started to understand the character. I really liked this story, the cast, [and] the Russo brothers…I will say winter soldier.”
Evans told The Hollywood Reporter in 2019 that his favorite MCU fight scene came from The Winter Soldier, in which his hero Avenging took on a horde of HYDRA agents in an elevator, sharing his belief that the “The scene is really great:”
“I really like that fight scene in the elevator. It was, uh, the first scene we shot in the second Captain America movie. It was my first time working with the Russos; it was the first time I felt like Cap was kinda lonely In the first movie Cap, you know, you really felt like everyone was holding my hand and the first avengers movie, I just did my best not to get in the way. Cap’s second movie is the one I really felt, I guess, the pressure on and that first elevator fight scene went really well in my opinion.
When asked who was the best actor to verbally converse with, Evans was sure you “I can’t beat Downey.”
The MCU’s most iconic duo
Captain America was a historical icon and a hero of the past; Iron Man was a modern innovator and a man of the future. Despite being nearly opposites in their fighting styles, arsenal, and personalities, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark have become close friends and are now among the most iconic duos in the MCU.
The two having shared the spotlight in four avengers movies and Captain America: Civil War, it’s no surprise that Evans holds Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in high regard. Unfortunately, while the door is still open for an Evans return, Downey Jr.’s days in the MCU seem to be behind him for now.
In terms of Evans’ favorite movies, the former Marvel star clearly has a thing for The Winter Soldier — a film that many fans still hold in their top five MCU entries. The acclaimed sequel was packed with action, twists, emotions, and everything that makes a Marvel Studios project great.
The Captain America The sequel was a game-changer for MCU history, as a shocking twist revealed HYDRA being integrated into SHIELD, bringing down the secret organization. But it was also important behind the scenes because it marked the MCU debut of the Russo Brothers, who went on to direct Civil war, Infinity Warand End of Game.
Who knows what Evans’ future looks like in the MCU, but the Russo Brothers are all on board for him to take on another heroic role as Wolverine. For now, the former MCU lead is taking the helm of Light yearwhich is now playing in theaters around the world.