While we’ve seen Chris Evans as Captain America on set already, new The Avengers fan footage, recorded in Cleveland where the film is currently in production, shows the latest Marvel superhero joining Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor as they battle…some kind of hilarious puzzle men. Okay, yes, we’re sure the color-coordinated stuntmen are invariably going to be green-screened into Ice Giants or murderous robots or more Chris Hemsworths (as they would if we were directing), but right now we like the idea of a gang of henchmen who all just happened to wear the same fabulous gray bodysuit on the day they had to take on the gang of superheroes. Man, we need to start writing that screenplay…
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Chris Evans had trouble hailing a cab on the mock NYC set in Cleveland, OH. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Ask any New Yorker: empty cabs are everywhere you turn…until the moment you need one. And from the looks of it, even Captain America seems to be having a little trouble getting a ride. Chris Evans has been crime-fightin’ up a storm on the set of The Avengers, the hotly anticipated sequel to this summer’s blockbuster, The First Avenger. Despite the New York cop cruisers and cabs, the producers actually recreated the NYC street scene in Cleveland, Ohio. They even built a full scale facade of Grand Central Station! Movie magic! But instead of keeping it around for us all to admire, the film makers blew it up for the movie. Damnit, you guys! That’s what CGI’s for! The Avengers better rule…and from the look of the pictures in the gallery below, we bet it will. Check it out! Will Captain America save New York? And more importantly, will he get a cab? We can’t wait to find out next summer!
[Photo: Splash News Online]
Marvel’s Captain America last scene is as spoiler-y as you can get, provided any potential audience members actually thought for a second that Cap would be killed by Nazis. No, the real spoiler alert (really, we warn you; it’s an actual spoiler alert) is that in the last scene of the film, Chris Evans‘ Captain America wakes up in modern day New York and finds himself sprinting through Times Square, just in time for the upcoming Avengers movie. Anti-spoiler alert: he is as jacked as he was 70 years ago.
Marvel also leaked the Avengers teaser shown after Captain America‘s credits, complete with Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man and Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury. Nothing too secret to see there, unless you consider it a secret how Chris Hemsworth’s Thor could possibly get any hotter after seeing him play a Norse god the first time around. We’ll give you a hint: hair extensions.
From drunkenly flirting with writer Edith Zimmerman in GQ to revealing the depths of his soul, the star of Captain America: The First Avengers has been revealing more to the public than most other potential superstars ever would. For example, in Chris Evans’ New York Times interview, the actor reveals that he had to seek therapy before accepting the titular role in the upcoming superhero film. “The second I agreed to do it, I was like, ‘All right, I’ll do this, but I’ve got to start working on my head,” he said about taking the part. “The question is: What’s the endgame? What’s the goal? If the goal is to be a giant movie star, then yeah, this is a great way to achieve that. That’s not necessarily what I’m trying to achieve.” Celebrities! They really are just like us: wracked with horrible uncertainty and existential dread.
Evans actually turned down the role multiple times before deciding to take the plunge, worried that he would be locked into a contract so long that his beautiful pecs would be withered of old age by the time the sequels were complete. “In a few years, what if I don’t want to act anymore?,” Evans worried. “What if I just want to, I don’t know, do something else?” Eventually it occurred to Evans that “the reason I kept saying no is because I was scared. Maybe this is exactly what I had to do. Maybe this is exactly what I had to face.” We think his therapist deserves how ever much he or she makes, even if it’s just for not rolling her eyes at such a sweet, sweet problem to have.
We don’t think anyone in their right mind would deny that Chris Evans is an all-American hottieboombalottie, but the more we see of skinny little CGI Evans as Steve Rogers in the new Captain America: The First Avenger trailer, the more we are digging those spindly arms and concave chest. It gives the average woman the illusion of attainability.
“I think if at the end of the first film, you still see Little Steve, Little Skinny Steve, that’s the guy you relate to and that’s the guy you always see in Steve Rogers, I think that’s what the audience will like. That’s what I certainly will like,” Chris Evans explained to Hit Fix. We’re also loving the sizable amount of Stanley Tucci as a supportive scientist Araham Erskine and Tommy Lee Jones as a gruff Army man Col. Chester Phillips in the film, due out July 22. After all that, the Nazi-fighting and non-stop explosions are just icing on the 90-lbs asthmatic cake.
The Hairpin editor Edith Zimmerman profiled Chris Evans in the latest issue of GQ, and it’s our new favorite thing on the internet since that video of the boy Vogueing in 1991. As she tells it, she went out to LA and got drunk with Evans (an endearing flirt) a bunch of times while he professed a fear of looming fame and failure, referenced the greatest Boston radio station to ever live (JMN 94.5), and become her Facebook friend. Boom! So best.
Also he said stuff like this: “The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.”
We also learn what publicists are for, finally: “‘My poor publicist,’ he said. ‘She knows I like to drink. She was like, ‘Please don’t drink too much, please just don’t drink too much—you’re gonna take this person out, and they’re going to ruin you.’”
Zimmerman doesn’t ruin him; rather she portrays his as a fun, flirtatious, slightly insecure dude with un-intimidating good lucks, lurking on the cusp of mega-fame. In other words, he’s our new crush. Welcome to the grind, Chris!
It’s our favorite time of year again – summer movie season, when when bask in movie theater air conditioning and make M&M and popcorn sandwiches and support the inflated salaries of our favorite movie stars. Summer action movies are as American as apple pie, and 2011 has it’s share of hunky heroes on their way to a big screen near you. We’ve got five guys vying to be the Next Big Action Hunk — who’s got what it takes to win the blockbuster crown? Let’s take a look.
Action Hunk: Chris Hemsworth
Opening: May 6th
Hemsworth hails from that hunk factory otherwise known as Australia and is half of the most powerful Hollywood brotherhood since the Sheen-Estevez days. He beat out younger brother Liam (soon to star as Gale in The Hunger Games) for the role of Thor and will reprise the role in 2012′s The Avengers. Also, he’s absurdly good looking, which never hurt anybody.
Anna Faris‘ romantic comedy What’s Your Number? doesn’t come out in America until this fall, but the international trailer—despite a visual quality that suggests it was found on a VHS tape from 1998—should definitely get you excited. Among the ex-boyfriends Anna hunts down to see if she missed “the one” are Andy Samberg, Zachary Quinto, Joel McHale, Anthony Mackie, Thomas Lennon, Martin Freeman and real-life husband Chris Pratt, with Chris Evans playing the helpful cad next door who probably winds up being Mr. Right.
Despite the predictability of the plot, Faris (who was an executive producer on the film) clearly holds her own against this formidable line-up of funny guys—we want to see more of when her fake English accent slips into “full Borat.” Plus Number, based the novel 20 Times A Lady and written by Seinfeld/Simpsons scribe Jennifer Crittenden and Scrubs writer Gabrielle Allen, looks way more enjoyably Apatow-ian than your usual movie about a woman afraid to face 30 on her own. Now you just have to wait until late September to see it!
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