Dies Captain America in the Avengers Endgame

"Captain America dies in Avengers: Endgame at Iron Man's hand": Chris Evans was to become a comedian

In an extensive cover story by THR about Captain America actor Chris Evans are some details about him, his role and Avengers: Endgame come to light. The biggest takeaway from this: Chris Evans is a prankster.

Joker Chris Evans, the first: Tony Stark kills Cap

So shortly before Avengers: Endgame In an interview with one of the A6 actors you can hardly avoid one question: "What happens at the end of Endgame?" If Evans answered honestly, he would probably never be heard from again. Instead, he cleverly evaded:

"Yeah ... I wish I could [tell you]. I mean, he's good. He's really good. I have about the first hour [from Avengers: Endgame] seen."

Then Alex asks THR Pappademas if he saw the film until the death of Captain America. It should be clear to everyone that Evans' answer should not be taken seriously. But at least it puts a smile on the reader's face.

"Exactly. After I die by Tony's handI said, 'You know what? I can't see that. '"

Joker Chris Evans, the second: One hour funeral

At Marvel and Disney there is the highest level of secrecy when it comes to the MCU. Accordingly, there was a pause or two during the interview when Evans thought carefully about what he was saying. A change of topic is part of the standard fallback strategy. With that in mind, towards the end the actor reiterated how well Avengers: Endgame is:

"Man... [Endgame] is really good. I got very emotional three times. "

In a final attempt to break Evan's secrecy, Pappademas asked again if it was because Cap was dying. Thereupon Evans has another clever answer ready, where he can't help but laugh:

"Right. It's hard. To see my own death. It's going to be a long film, that's for sure. The first cut was over three hours long. My funeral goes on for about an hour."

Are the trailers full of spoilers? No.

After Evans "revealed" that Captain America would die at the hand of Tony Stark, he briefly goes into the subject of spoilers and specifically mentions the trailers. We actually know about them that they are specially designed not to reveal anything serious. But the Steve Rogers actor (allegedly) disagrees.

"I can't believe they even edited a trailer, because so much of it is a visual spoiler. You will see it. Many of the characters have ... [Evans covers his mouth.] Maybe I shouldn't have said that. "

It goes without saying that these statements shouldn't be taken seriously either. The Russo brothers have already revealed that they cut the trailers together in a very specific way, to avoid spoilers and to tell your "own story" with them. In addition, MCU mastermind Kevin Feige confirmed that the trailers only contain footage from the first 20 minutes of the film in order to anticipate as little as possible.

Chris Evans wasn't Marvel's first choice

Meanwhile, Marvel fans can hardly imagine anyone else in the role of the most righteous Avenger. It should be all the more surprising for most that Marvel Studios initially didn't want to consider him.

The reason for this is obvious: Evans had previously played a Marvel hero. In 2005 and 2007 he was awarded for Fantastic Four and its sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer to the Human Torch a.k.a. Johnny Storm. Marvel Studios looked back on other, similar situations and then made their decision, as Kevin Feige explains:

"We thought, 'OK, well, he's [Human Torch]. So let's keep looking.' But when we still couldn't find a suitable one, we went back to our original list. And that brought us back to Chris. And I thought, 'Well, Patrick Stewart played Jean-Luc Picard and Charles Xavier. Harrison Ford played Han Solo and Indiana Jones. So who cares? '"

Robert Downey Jr. had yet to convince Evans

Not only did Chris Evans not be Marvel's first choice. Instead, he initially turned down their offer - twice.

"Getting the job offer [from Marvel Studios] felt like the epitome of temptation to me. The ultimate job offer, on the greatest scale. I should say no to this thing. It felt like it was the right thing to do."

That was an offer to play Captain America for a total of nine films - and Evans refused. Marvel made a second attempt. This time he would only be bound for six films - and Evans refused again. He was invited to visit the studio in Manhattan Beach, California. However, he made it clear from the start that that wouldn't change his mind. Evans recalls:

"You see the pictures and you see the costumes and it's all cool. But I woke up the day after I canceled and felt good - twice."

But Marvel didn't give up. And After consulting with friends and a former teacher, Evans received a call from Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr.who has since become best friend through their Marvel careers. Evans finally accepted and booked an appointment with the therapist for the first time in his life. Steve Rogers could do that Endgame sure to use it - if he survives. We can only hope.

The most important information about Avengers: Endgame

With Avengers: Endgame Joe and Anthony Russo will complete the Infinity saga. The second round of the fight against Thanos starts on April 24, 2019 in German cinemas.


About the author: Marcel Lasaj is an intern at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @thewirv.