Chris Evans made his entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011 with the film, Captain America: The First Avenger. His character Steve Rogers or Cap won millions of hearts from the first film itself. We all know Chris was reluctant to play Cap’s role when he was first offered. There were a lot of reasons for him to say no as he had anxiety when he was offered the superhero character.
Chris Evans shared, “We had the same agent at that time. I knew where they wanted to go and that’s part of the initial deal. It’s not just for Captain America, there Avengers movies and that was daunting. Just hearing him give that little nudge of encouragement. It just made me feel I’m part of the gang and not so intimidated.”
But Chris Evans also couldn’t stop worrying about his performance compared to Robert Downey Jr’s Iron. The Fantastic Four actor added, “This guy, he is crushing this role and I don’t want to be the weak link here. But again, it was a nice comforting thing that he was in my corner.”
Evans also said that he is grateful to Kevin Feige for helping him to not make a giant mistake of rejecting Captain America’s role. Meanwhile, with Avengers: Endgame, Chris Evans’ journey as Captain America came to an end. His contract ended last year. Along with him, even RDJ won’t play Iron Man anymore in the MCU.