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!!!