Training is tougher than most superhero films: Chris Evans
Hollywood star Chris Evans is all set to return in his superhero avatar with the new film, Captain America — The Winter Soldier, that hits the big screen in India on April 4. Chris Evans about his new film, as he talks about his physical training and his on-screen friend-turned-foe.Updated: Apr 02, 2014 17:56 IST
Hollywood star Chris Evans is all set to return in his superhero avatar with the new film, Captain America — The Winter Soldier, that hits the big screen in India on April 4. Apart from Hindi, the film will release in Tamil and Telugu.
What kind of training did you undergo for this film?
I’d asked to be trained in gymnastics. When I went and met with the Russos (directors Anthony and Joe Russo), one of the things we all agreed on was stepping up Captain’s fighting ability. In the first movie, he had just achieved the strength, and we didn’t get the chance to give him any training.
Who is the Winter Soldier?
Bucky Barnes... he was one of my Howling Commandos during World War II (in the movie). He’s a guy that actually didn’t make it back and, as the comic books go, he was found by the Russians and was transformed into the Winter Soldier.
That shift of Bucky from a friend to an enemy; does that give this film a little more juice?
Sure. My character thought everyone he knew had passed away, so that unexpected connection, that link, is a big deal for him.
This movie is quite gritty. Does that makes it a little more adult?
Cap doesn’t fly; he doesn’t shoot lightning bolts. He punches and kicks. So, with that type of combat, to make it cool, you have the liberty to get grittier. It feels a little more voyeuristic, a little more documentary style, and it just has a rougher feel as opposed to most superhero films that tend to be a bit glossier.