Chris Evans says that he is confident in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film Avengers: Infinity War, in which he will reprise his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America.
“Marvel doesn’t miss. They haven’t missed yet. They’re batting a thousand,” he said at Ace Comic-Con, which he attended with his co-stars Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier) and Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon). “I don’t know how they do that.”
He noted that each of the franchise’s sub-series, which include his Captain America trilogy, have been huge successes. And while some fans will disagree that every movie has been perfect—for example, Iron Man 2 and the first two Thor films were seen as a bit weak—general perception is that the MCU movies have never really had a true failure.
Evans noted that in these, which will presumably be his last two MCU films, he had a special sense of his role. “The first few movies it’s almost like it’s happening to somebody else. You kind of feel like you’re watching it happen, but you’re not actually a part of it,” he explained. Here, however, he felt like he belonged, and he says that it was great seeing the whole cast, from all the films, finally working together.
Avengers: Infinity War is a big moment for the MCU; it will see every hero from the franchise so far, Avengers and newbies and the Guardians of the Galaxy, working together to stop Thanos, an alien overlord searching for the five Infinity Stones, which will make him unstoppable. It will be followed up in about a year with a fourth Avengers film; this will essentially be a “part 2” to this story, but virtually everything about it is under wraps. Even its title is said to be a spoiler for what’s to come in Infinity War.
What’s in store for Evans’ Captain America specifically? As fans will remember, he’s been on the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War, but now he will have to come back and work together with his old colleagues, including Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man, with whom he has an even more acrimonious relationship now. Hopefully they can pull together and lead their team to victory.