Here are the new Empire covers featuring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson for Captain America 2! I’ve been itching to post these photos and couldn’t find an excuse until now. I guess I should mention Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier over on the left. Comic book aficionados would probably slap me for mentioning that character so casually. To me though, this series is all about Chris and the fidgety, fish-out-of-water character that fits Chris’ own demeanor perfectly. As an actor (and a person), Chris carries the right amount of existential dread to communicate Cap’s conflicted perspectives.
The sequel has headed into late reshoots with two weeks in January on the schedule. Reshoots are pretty typical for big blockbusters these days. It sounds like trouble on the surface to hear about reshoots, but I think the internet news cycle just makes us more aware that they happen. Whereas with a huge project like Ben Hur, no one knew anything about production. The audience just showed up when the movie arrived in theaters.
Nonetheless, people are starting to wonder if there is trouble on the set. Perhaps Chris Evans isn’t so easy to work with as a “whiny little bitch” (his words). Now rumors (and these are only rumors) suggest that Chris’ Cap character is set to be killed off in either Cap 2 or Avengers: Age of Ultron. Maybe this is only publicity to suggest that the Winter Solder will take up the Cap shield. Or maybe Chris Evans is really a goner for Marvel.
This seems like PR work, honestly. I don’t think Marvel would be dumb enough to replace Chris Evans as the face of Captain America. More importantly, I don’t think Marvel is willing to replace Evans as the Cap Ass. God, I hope they keep Chris Evans around for the full Cap run. Not only because he’d have a full meltdown if he lost the job. He’s a really interesting interview, you know? He makes a publicity blitz fun.
If you haven’t seen it already, here’s the trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier featuring lots of Evans booty shots:
Photos courtesy of Empire & AllMoviePhoto