Chris Evans defends Marvel movies: “If it was easier, there would be a lot more good ones”

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Captain America actor Chris Evans has defended the art of making superhero movies. More on his words below. 

Chris Evans made an appearance at Emerald City Con 2024 and naturally, he spoke about his involvement in Marvel’s biggest tentpole films. 

Evans passionately defended comic book films and highlighted how difficult they are to made. 

“Comic book movies in general, for whatever reason, don’t always get the credit I think they deserve,” Evans said, as reported by Variety. “They are these big, giant movies. There’s a lot of cooks in the kitchen. But the empirical evidence is in: They are not easy to make. If it was easier, there would be a lot more good ones. I’m not throwing shade! I’ve been a part of a few that missed. It happens. Making a movie is tough. More cooks in the kitchen doesn’t make it easier. I don’t want to highlight specific films in the Marvel catalogue but some of them are phenomenal. Like independently, objectively great movies, and I think they deserve a little more credit.”

Marvel has been struggling recently with badly reviewed films, lacklustre box office results and that thing that happened with Jonathan Majors. Many have blamed the phenomenon of “superhero fatigue” on Marvel’s diminishing, but still sizable, returns.  

Evans also said his favourite Marvel film to make was Captain America: Winter Soldier. 

“The first film, I was so nervous. You know what you’re stepping into and as a result you’re playing defense and you’re playing not to lose. When ‘Winter Soldier’ came around, we were playing to win. And it’s the first movie with the Russo Brothers. We were taking more risks, and the character felt more fleshed out. It was one of the more satisfying experiences I’ve had in my Marvel run,” Evans said. 

Sounds like Evans had a much better time with Marvel than Ray Winstone did.

Captain America: Brave New World, the first Captain America film without Evans’ participation is set to be released in 2025. Naturally, Evans was asked if he’d be interested in reprising his role as Steve Rogers and the actor said he loved the role “deeply”. 

“He means so much to me, and I really do. I think there’s more Steve Rogers stories to tell, sure. But at the same time, I’m very, very precious with it … it’s like this little shiny thing that I have that I love so much, and I just don’t want to mess up in any way. I was a part of something that was so special for the special period of time and, in a way, it really landed so well,” Evans said before admitting that “it doesn’t quite feel right” to return to the role right now. 

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