Chris Evans Talks Favorite Childhood Superhero
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
July 22, 2013
Before donning the red, white and blue shield for Captain America, Chris Evans had affection for another Marvel superhero in primary colors.
"I loved Spider-Man!" Evans told ET's Rocsi Diaz at Comic-Con. The actor went on to reveal that, if given the choice, he might opt for Spider-Man's web-slinging abilities over Captain America's super-soldier serum.
"The shooting and the climbing -- that's pretty cool," Evans said.
But while Spider-Man might have a leg up on his superpowers, Captain America seems to have a more suitable outfit.
"I don't want to be in a mask," said Evans. "I get claustrophobic."
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve Rogers finds himself teaming up with Black Widow to fight an enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. The 32-year-old action star went on to explain the difference between this Captain America versus older versions.
"In this movie, we're kind of addressing his acclimation with how the world is right now," said Evans, who explained that '40s villains were easier to spot. Nowadays Captain America has to use more discernment when it comes to deciding who's good and who's bad, which brings added conflict to the flick.
"We live in a day where you can go online and look up how to make a bomb," said Evans. "And with that freedom comes a certain amount of compromise in terms of your privacy and your civil liberties, and I think it's a question of how far you can take that."
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4, 2014.