Friday, December 24, 2010

Captain America in Veronica magazine

(Article is from Veronica Magazine a Dutch tv-program magazine)

Captain America: The First Avenger


It's a strange sensation when you walk on the set of a superheromovie between American soldiers from WOII.

After the succes of the "Hulk" and the "Iron Man"-movies there were more and more voices to finally devote a big blockbuster movie to Captain America. In our country a not so familiar superhero, but in his own country he's been popular for generations. 'Cap' was born during World War II as a feared enemy of the nazi's. Nowadays the propaganda is no longer required so now he is fighting evil in general. The movie about his beginning takes place for a large part in New York during the forties. Filming on location was difficult, but Manchester and Liverpool turned out to be perfect to continue as Brooklyn. The filming there caused some headaches though, because the public filming spots were difficult to keep secret. For example the filming of a car explosion in Manchester was online within six minutes.

When we visit the set, the whole crew has relocated to a couple of studio's within London where work continues to the impressive decors. They work against the clock, while filming on one set, the next is still under construction. It's like we are walking on a construction site, where the walls are hanging full with blueprints of the most fantastic constructions. Some of them are so big that just a part of it is build. Production designer Rick Heinrichs:"The nice thing of Captain America is that it's a mixture of World War II and sciencefiction. Some ideas from then are transported to modern times. We wanted to do justice to history and at the same time to the comic."

That explains why we see American soldiers walking around and girls with prewar curlers in their hair. The male lead in this movie is played by Chris Evans who seems to be more at ease in his military garb then in his futuristic, tight, Captain America suit. Or so he says. Unfortenately we won't get to see this suit.

Captain America will be in cinemas in july 2011.

Source: Veronica Magazine

I translated a part of the article. I apologize for any misspellings or wrong translations.

(27-12-2010 Update: I replaced the old scans for better ones)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Gucci Guilty ad with Chris Evans

Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood for Gucci Guilty pour homme.

Chris Evans talks preparation for Captain America & The Avengers movies

The actor behind the mask of the first avenger in both Captain America & the highly anticipated Avengers films answers questions gathered as preparation. Check it out!
Comic book fans are particularly protective of Captain America. He is after all supposed to be the physical and moral pinnacle of humanity. Does that shield feel heavy under all that pressure?
As far as the physicality goes, that comes from the serum, and I think special effects will help me carry the load. As far as who he is as a man, the reason he's chosen for this experiment is because he has a pure heart. It's the morality, the nobility. He's a real redeeming character to play, it's exciting to think of playing him. I actually have a friend of mine who I'm modeling the character after. This guy is actually an Eagle Scout, he's one of those guys who stayed in the Boy Scouts all the way until he was 18. He's just a good human being. He does the right things, he's open, he's honest, he's sincere, he's selfless. It's something that I think everyone aspires to. A lot of time I play characters who don't have any redeeming quality [Laughing].

Besides Captain America, you also played the Human Torch in "Fantastic Four," and "The Losers" is also based on a comic; have you had any close encounters with rabid fans?
It's great so far, They're so entusiastic. They want the product [to be] as good as you want the project to be. These guys live and die for it. It reminds you why you make these movies. These people want it to be good so desperatly, that you so desperatly want to give them what they're looking for. The last time at WonderCon, we were in the middle of an interview, and I had to run to the bathroom. I raced around the corner and I threw open the bathroom door and as I was walked in, I literally bumped right into a Stormtrooper. It was the funniest thing in the world. He just washed his hands, and he picked up his helmet and blaster. It was awesome. I just laughed the whole time I was in the bathroom.

But when the casting was announced, there was positive and negative reaction. Did you keep an eye on the comments?
I can understand if fans are wondering. That's okay. I'm obviously taking their concerns to consideration, but I can't get too swept into it, otherwise I'll start beating myself up and losing my confidence.

What is it knowing your going to go from a hige blockbuster like "Captain America" to an even more mammoth blockbuster in "The Avengers"?
When I was deciding whether or not to jump on board on "Captain America," that certainly came into consideration. Well if I do "Captain America," in a few months, I'm going to get to work with [Robert] Downey Jr. and Samuel l. Jackson and all these amazing actors. That's a dream. But I'm trying not to get ahead of myself.

Before "The Avengers" you worked on ensembles with "Losers" and "Fantastic Four." How do you function as part of a team?
It's just nice having a group of people to prepare with and rehearse with and come to set every day and bounce things off of. it's always nicer to play a back and forth game when you're trying to act.

The Losers" looked like it was a physically insense shoot. Did you get a chance to do any of your own stunts?
There was one scene when my character does this Parkour thing up a building and I thought great, I've always wanted to mess around with that. The stunt guy showed me a little video of it right when I got to Puerto Rico, kind of the idea of what he was thinking. I said, this is great, let me know when we're going to shoot this and I'll give this a whirl. We got to that day and I was stretching and I was all ready: I got my little pads on. I walked on to the set, and I said, "Okay can the stuntman just show me what he's doing just once." And then the stuntman just scaled up this building-and I said, "Okay I'll be in my trailer. Good luck guys, I'm going to have nothing to do with that. I don't know who the hell thought I was thinking I could touch my toes a few times and then go out there and scale a building.

Danny Boyle, who directed you in 2007's "Sunshine," said that you were an incredibly underappreciated talent. But do you feel that's about to change with "Captain America" and "The Avengers"?
I am definitely optimistic about the films that are coming out. I think it's no secret that I've been a part of a few films that have missed the mark. And it's upsetting when that happens. It's upsetting working as hard as you can in your respective field given the fact that a film has all these difference creative elements to it and you can only do so much with what you are expected to do. And it's a disappointment when a film comes out and it's not what you hoped it would be. There's really no formula: I've seen a lot of movies that I would have gladly walked out of the theater that made hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Dear Chris fans,
I'm off for a small Christmas vacation, I'll be back
after Christmas! So I won't be able to update the blog this
coming week. But please stay tuned...
Wishing everybody a merry christmas and a happy new year!!
Lot's of love and Chris news

Chris Evans at the Supper Club in L.A.

Chris attended the "Family Guy: It's a Trap!" DVD launch party held in the Supper Club in L.A.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Chris Evans back in Boston says Boston Herald

According to the Boston Herald, Chris Evans is back in Boston and was spotted while he was hanging out in Revolution.
(Obviously this post is a lame excuse to publish this picture of Chris:)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Marvel's Kevin Feige talks about Captain America

Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige took questions from fans yesterday during a live web chat hosted by The Los Angeles Times's Hero Complex Blog. Here's a taste of what Feige had to say about some of Marvel's upcoming movies.

On casting Captain America: "We figured if Harrison Ford could be Indiana Jones and Han Solo, Chris Evans could play Torch and Cap."

On Bucky's role in the Cap movie: "Bucky plays an important part in the film. Sebastian Stan's done a tremendous job playing him."

On Nick Fury appearing in Cap's WWII scenes: "We're keeping Nick Fury as portrayed by the great Sam Jackson just in the modern era for now."

Will The Invaders appear in Captain America?: "While there's no Invaders, there's lots of Howling Commandos!"

When will the Captain America trailer debut? "Working on the Cap trailer now. You should be seeing one in the new year."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Poll results

Here are the results of the poll: Which character played by Chris Evans should get his own movie? Played by Chris again offcourse.
42% voted for Jensen (The Losers)
35% voted for Johnny Storm/The Human Torch (Fantastic Four)

14% voted for Lucas Lee (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World)

and 6% voted for the Harvard Hottie (The Nanny Diaries)
Thank you all again for voting!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


One of my favorite Chris Evans photo's

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Don't forget to vote!

Just a reminder for everyone who hasn't voted yet for their favorite character played by Chris Evans. The're only 13 days left to vote, so please vote. You can find the poll at the sidebar of this blog.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Joe Johnston's comments on Captain America photo's

JOE JOHNSTON: This is a frame grab from the rebirth scene, a moment after Steve steps out of the rebirth pod. He's a little dazed by the transformation process and a bit wobbly on his feet, but looking for all the world like a super-hero. Chris worked out for days for the shot of the pod opening and revealing his new self, and the iron pumping really paid off.
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Scott Pilgrim behind the scenes

See a flash of Chris Evans in this behind the scenes clip of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Flashback - Chris Evans in "The Newcomers"

Chris Evans before all the fame and very pre-captain america!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

More details on Captain America revealed

This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly doesn’t only have a bunch of awesome pictures from Marvel’s upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger, there’s an article too. And the article just happens to reveal several brand new details about the Joe Johnston directed film starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci and Hayley Atwell.

First up, are the details of Chris Evans’ deal to play Captain America. He was initially a little scared that they wanted him to sign a nine picture deal, but he ended up only having to sign for six. The nine picture deal included a Captain America trilogy, The Avengers trilogy and then “appearances in three more Marvel movies to be named later.” No word on which three movies got trimmed down.

Obviously, we all know the story of Captain America – a scrawny solider named Steve Rogers undergoes an experiment and becomes a superman. Since Evans got all bulked up for the role, in the scenes where he is scrawny, Johnston will use “clever camera angles, costume trickery and special effects that will digitally reduce Evans’ body or even put his face on a skinny actor”

Since not every population in the entire world is filled with America’s biggest fans, when the film is released internationally, they might drop “Captain America” from the title and just call it “The First Avenger.”

Originally, when conceiving the screenplay, Marvel wanted the story to jump between the past and the present but that was nixed because it didn’t quite work as a straight origin story. So, the decision was made to keep it mostly in World War 2 much in the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The main plot features “Captain America as the leader of a team of elite soldiers from various countries , known in the comic books as the Howling Commandos.” And that mission will certainly deal with the Red Skull (Weaving), Hitler’s head of weaponry and the Tesseract, aka, the Cosmic Cube.
Since Captain America: The First Avenger is the last Marvel film before Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, it has to set up that film. But it’s set several decades in the past. So, the film will begin and end with the classic frozen in ice storyline. Prologue and epilogue style.
We’ve all seen photos of the new costume, but the classic comic book costume with the wings on the head and stuff WILL appear in the movie. Evans wears it during one scene where he’s used as a tool for propaganda. He hates it though and afterwards goes to Howard Stark of Stark Industries to help him build the new, more advanced suit that’s in most of the film.
Captain America: The First Avenger will be released on July 22.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Chris Evans leaving the Captain America set in Liverpool

Chris Evans leaving the Captain America set in Liverpool on 30 September 2010. These photo's are not that spectacular as the ones that can be seen in EW magazine (see the posts on 28 October), but still interesting enough to post.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More Captain America photo's

More pics from Captain America have hit the internet...and they look great!!

First view: Chris Evans in Captain America uniform

This week's cover: An exclusive first look at 'Captain America: The First Avenger'
by Jeff Jensen

For fans of superhero movies, the most patriotic holiday on next year’s calendar won’t fall on July 4th, but exactly 18 days later. That’s when Paramount Pictures will release Captain America: The First Avenger, a big budget adaptation of the Marvel Comics shield-baring super-soldier. The new issue of Entertainment Weekly offers your first look at star Chris Evans in the hero’s red, white and blue threads — but you can get a peek at the man in uniform right here, right now.

Our story also brings you to the set of the London-based production, directed by Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, October Sky). During a break in shooting, Evans — on his second tour of Marvel duty, having played the Human Torch in Fox’s Fantastic Four films — explained he was reluctant to accept the call of Captain America, in part because he had already portrayed a Marvel-ous mystery man. Of course, he also worried about the potential cost of failure, but he also worried the potential cost of fame should the movie be a hit.

“At the time, I remember telling a buddy of mine, ‘If the movie bombs, I’m f—-ed. If the movie hits, I’m f—-ed!’” After declining the part three times, Evans took a meeting with Marvel execs and Johnston and was dazzled by their plans for the movie. He still felt wary about suiting up for Captain America — but then he had an epiphany. “I was just scared,” he says. “I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear.’” Evans signed a six-picture deal with Marvel to play the character, and he has no regrets: “I can’t believe was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”

The movie — which also serves to set up Marvel’s 2012 superhero team-up, The Avengers -- hews closely to Captain America’s WWII-era origins. The year is 1942, and Steve Rogers is a scrawny lad who desperately wants to fight Nazis for his country but can’t because he’s been deemed physically unfit. His fate — and his physique — is radically transformed when he signs up for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation that turns wimps into studs using drugs and assorted sci-fi hoo-ha. There’s a love interest (Major Peggy Carter, played Haley Atwell), there’s a sidekick (Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stans), and there’s the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as The Tesseract (comic fans know it better as The Cosmic Cube).
“The interesting thing about this character is that he’s an everyman who in the course of a few minutes become a perfect human specimen. That has to create some interesting personal issues,” says Johnston. “I saw it as an opportunity to make a superhero movie that felt real, that didn’t have to rely on an overabundance of fantasy elements.”
Chris Evans as Captain America

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chris Evans at "The Pacific" DVD launch

Chris Evans attended the DVD launch of HBO's miniseries "The Pacific" yesterday in London.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

The story of David

(photo courtesy of

We already knew Chris Evans is a wonderful person, but after reading Little David's Story at

I'm more convinced then ever that Chris Evans has his heart on the right place.

So if you haven't read it yet, just click the link and read this inspiring story!

A lot of thanks to for sharing this with us!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Poll results: The film you're most looking forward to

It's no surprise we're all very excited to see Chris Evans in Captain America. And all that before we saw him running around in a tight white shirt.
Poll results: The film with Chris Evans you're most looking forward to is:
A: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - 9%
B: What's Your Number? - 12%
C: Puncture - 5%
D: Captain America: The First Avenger - 69%
E: None of the above, I'd rather see Fantastic Four on DVD - 3%
Yes, Captain America: The First Avenger is the film we're most looking forward to and it wins big with 69%. We'll have to wait one year to see the movie, but in the meanwhile we'll have the setpictures!!
Thanks to everyone who has voted!! And there will be a new poll tomorrow!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

More Captain America set photo's with Chris Evans

Found a few more...

and you'll never have enough pics of Chris Evans in a tight shirt ;-)

Friday, September 24, 2010