Fantastic Four star Chris Evans can now add another Marvel Comics character to his resumé. The 30-year-old actor plays wannabe solider turned superhero Steve Rogers, or Captain America, in this summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger, in theaters July 22.
Evans, who was photographed signing autographs for fans and promoting his new movie on Good Morning America earlier today, told the Los Angeles Times that the evil-fighting, ideal-preserving Captain America has a lot on his shoulders.
“He’s given this amazing blessing, all of the ability that he has always wanted,” the star said. “That can easily corrupt. If you give anyone this power, it is easy to become a bully and let human emotion take over.”
Although Captain America fights to defend obviously American values, Evans sees his character as doing more than that: “Right now in America how we handle ourselves in political and global issues is up for questioning,” he said. “I still think Captain America is timeless. He might wear the red, white and blue, but I don’t think this is all about America. It is what America stands for. It could be called ‘Captain Good.’”
Evans is currently filming next year’s Captain America follow-up, The Avengers.
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