Chris Evans Teases A Dangerous Captain America In Avengers: Infinity War
Steve Rogers is rocking a very different look in Avengers: Infinity War. In contrast to his clean-shaven, neat hairstyle from previous movies, the hero formally known as Captain America will sport longer locks and a full beard this time around. With the new appearance comes an altered personality, too, as Cap will have changed a lot from when we last saw him.
Speaking to USA Today, star Chris Evans explained where Steve is at going into Infinity War and shed a little light on how the character has lost a bit of his “formality” which could even make him slightly “dangerous.”
“I don’t think it’s in his nature to be too much of a loose cannon, but there’s a lack of formality. He’s checked all that at the door and he’s gone inside himself for a little while, and as a result, he’s a little irreverent and maybe even a little dangerous.”
Fans will remember that the events of Captain America: Civil War are the catalyst for this new Cap. In going against Iron Man’s Sokovia Accords, Steve became a fugitive from the law. Hurting his friends seemed to hit him hard and by the end of the movie, he’d even abandoned his red, white and blue shield.
By the time we catch up with him in Infinity War, two to three years will have passed and Steve has been living low, undertaking covert superhero missions with his Secret Avengers allies like Black Widow and Falcon. This change in his way of operating has also changed Cap’s “routine” and caused him to lose some of the “obligation” he’s been carrying out since, oh, World War II.
“He’s such a monastic character and he has such a quotidian approach to his existence. I imagine when he wakes up in the morning, there is a routine. Part of that is in his nature, part of that is just to keep his sanity, and that all kind of goes out the window a little bit after [Civil War]. You see a guy who doesn’t stop caring but just puts down some of that obligation.”
Of course, Tony Stark and Steve Rogers will have to put their differences aside when the biggest threat they’ve ever faced – Thanos – arrives with the aim of wiping out half of all life in the universe. But will the pair of former friends be able to truly bury the hatchet?
Evans wouldn’t be drawn on spoilers, but he did say that we should “just know that is a clearly important aspect in both of our story lines.” He continued to talk about the complicated place their dynamic is in at the moment, too, saying:
“In a lot of ways, Steve and Tony rely on each other: We’re two sides of the same coin, fighting for the same thing just with very different approaches, but neither one of us are complete. In a way, we need the other person. Reconciliation is necessary but probably not easy to come by.”
Despite being a new man, Steve Rogers still has his never-ending strength and bravery in Avengers: Infinity War, as we’ve seen in that surprising moment from the trailers in which he appears to hold off Thanos. We’ll find out if Cap comes out of that confrontation still in one piece when the film hits theaters on April 27th.