As the presumed final installment in Chris Evans’ eight-year run as Captain America draws near, the Avengers: Endgame star has picked out his most cherished scene from all the Marvel movies, and as it turns, it’s a moment that many a fan would also single out as a highlight.
Evans recently appeared in a video from The Hollywood Reporter that saw the actor answering a series of fan questions. And when asked to name his favorite scene from the franchise, Evans went back to his first collaboration with directors Anthony and Joe Russo:
“I’m partial to that fight scene in the elevator [in Captain America: The Winter Soldier]. That was the first scene we shot in the second Captain America movie. It was my first time working with the Russos. It was the first time where it felt like Cap was kind of on his own. The first Cap movie, you really felt like everybody was holding my hand. The first Avengers movie, I just did my best to not get in the way. The second Cap movie is the one where I kind of really felt, I suppose, pressure. And that elevator fight scene came out really great in my opinion.”
Since the release of 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Russo Brothers have repeatedly returned to the Marvel universe for bigger and bigger projects, all of them starring Evans. First, there was Captain America: Civil War in 2016, which juggled the largest cast of superheroes for any MCU movie up to that point. The Russos then expanded the line-up even further with last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, while next month’s Endgame is thought to be the franchise’s most ambitious feature to date.
Though plot details remain thin for Marvel’s upcoming Phase 3 finale, the film’s promotional footage has put more emphasis on Captain America than perhaps any other character, suggesting that he’ll be at the forefront of the ensemble action.
It only figures that Steve Rogers will be a central player in the movie, seeing how it’s widely predicted that Avengers: Endgame will be his MCU swan song. If so, then we’ll find out if the Russos have a heroic death or a peaceful retirement lined up for their longtime leading man when the film hits theaters on April 26th.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter