‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’: What’s Next for Captain America?

Chris Evans has his own ideas about where he wants to see this righteous character go in his fourth movie, and it’s not a very good place.
Chris Evans has his own ideas about where he wants to see this righteous character go in his fourth movie, and its not a very good place.

After portraying Steve Rogers/Captain America in three movies, 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chris Evans clearly has a solid handle on the role. During a recent interview with SFX Magazine, the actor was asked what he would like to see his character do in the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron that Cap hasn't done in the previous three movies. The actor gave quite a surprising answer, revealing that he wants to see Steve Rogers actually make a mistake.

"This might sound crazy, but... be wrong. Make a mistake. He's so concerned with being right. Even the struggle in this one, it's about how to be right. His biggest struggle is just being the best he can be, and if he doesn't achieve that, he really beats himself up. His moral compass is so sound, you rarely see him make a mistake. It's everyone around him dropping the ball. So it would be nice to see a little bit of human error or a human flaw, just immaturity or foolishness, an ego, something."

In a separate interview with Collider, the actor talked about his progression on the set, and how he is comfortable with giving his own feedback if he disagrees with an aspect of the production.

"Yeah, yeah, I am now. The first movie, I just felt like I was lucky to be around. The second movie, you just don't want to piss anyone off; there are so many other amazing people here. Now you start feeling like, 'Well, I'm throwing this barbecue, too.' [laughs] It's a strange feeling being like, 'Well, hang on, what if we did it like this?' It's a nice feeling to come into your own. I think the first movie, we didn't even... I'd see myself in the suit and be like, 'Who's that idiot in the suit?' It's starting to feel more like real or home or something, so you do start caring a little bit more. So you do run into those kids and they do have that impact and it's a very nice thing. It's a responsibility now. I don't want to make it sound like it's gone to my head or anything, you just care a little bit more about making sure this is good quality stuff because we're going to run the contract. We're going to do Avengers 2. Probably going to do Avengers 3. [laughs] These things will happen so you want to make sure it's pointed in the right direction. You don't want to step on toes, but there's room to be vocal and that's the best thing about Marvel. You can be stuck in a contract at a much worse place, a lot worse place. Marvel's very collaborative. You feel the love from Marvel."

Joss Whedon is directing Avengers: Age of Ultron from his own script, with production scheduled to begin soon. Shooting has been confirmed to take place in Italy, South Korea and South Africa.

Would you like to see Cap drop the ball and make a big mistake in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Chime in with your thoughts below.

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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  1. Sean

    @shuabert Oh, I see. It will probably be Dr. Strange that will be in his place on the team.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. Josh

    @themoviefanatic Well RDJ is signed to be in the movie, so at the very least he'll be on set for a few days to shoot the scenes where he's not in the suit, if he's still going to actively be Iron Man. But my guess is that he'll take on more of a Nick Fury role, and someone like Dr. Strange or War Machine will be in his place on the team. There is still that one mystery Phase 3 film left to announce (assuming that, in addition to the already announced Ant-Man, Cap & Thor movies and presumably Guardians 2, they really are adapting Dr. Strange next, as Feige says) and I personally really hope it's a Carol Danvers Captain Marvel film. The Avengers need to become less of a dude party.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  3. Sean

    @shuabert Do you think Iron Man will be replaced by Doctor Strange In the Avengers 3 ?

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  4. Josh

    @themoviefanatic TBH, I think we might even see Iron Man replaced by Avengers 3. I think the end of Iron Man 3 suggested he was basically retired, but maybe with "one last job" left in him, which would be Age of Ultron, when he has to fix the mess he makes creating Ultron, so he gets back in the suit. But otherwise, I think he's going to take on more of the Nick Fury role for Avengers 3. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw War Machine take his place on the team, and Stark sit back and have more of a supervisory role.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  5. Sean

    @bane5000 Maybe he say that line in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Sean

    @shuabert Well, Hopefully that does not happen with any other actor in the Avengers movies anytime soon, although I bet that will happen to Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, being replaced by Ant-Man and Wasp in the Avengers 3.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Bane5000

    All I know is I just want Cap to say those famous two words soon in a movie soon...AVENGERS ASSEMBLE


    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  8. Josh

    @themoviefanatic Your premise is still speculative. You have no way of knowing what kind of (if any) financial hit Marvel would take by replacing actors. So far, they haven't taken any hit by replacing Hulk and War Machine. What I'm proposing isn't even replacing an actor in the same role, but replacing an entire character (i.e., a new person takes on the same hero's identity -- a la the new Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel taking over for Carol Danvers, or Miles Morales as Spider-Man instead of Peter Parker). The comics do this all the time. And yes, there have been other Captain Americas in the comics besides Steve Rogers. That seems the only way for Marvel to sustain this universe beyond phase 3, short of writing those characters out completely. All of these actors will eventually move on to other things, and if the MCU films are still making money at the rate they are now, what other choice does Marvel have?

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  9. Sean

    @shuabert Because that's happened to movies in the past. The new Spider-Man movies that you've mentioned of are an exception. As For the Hulk in the Avengers, most people seem to like Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, then they did with Edward Norton and Eric Bana.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Josh

    @themoviefanatic What evidence do you have for that? That's speculation. The Amazing Spider-Man was a complete reboot and it still made over $750 million and generated at least 2 sequels. The Avengers replaced the actor who played Hulk and it was the top grossing film of that year.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  11. Sean

    @shuabert Not if main actors in the main roles of the these movies are replaced or killed off, because then people will start losing interest in it because of that.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. Josh

    @themoviefanatic They'll keep making Marvel movies as long as they keep making money. The only question is when the internal universe becomes convoluted enough that they just reboot the whole thing (they did it with Spider-Man).

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  13. Sean

    @ObiWanShinobi I'm 27. But why are you asking for my age?

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Sean

    @shuabert I'm sure it won't be 25 years that they be making these Marvel movies, I'm sure it will be a less amount of years then that. They can always negotiate how much he gets paid considering that, if doesn't feel like he getting paid enough he can always ask for a 'little' raise in how much he makes for the role of Captain America, and I am stressing on the word little there. They may decide to make only three avengers movies, not necessarily 4 of them and an Iron Man 4 is more likely. I highly doubt it that fans would take it lightly if the any of the cast of the Avengers were replace by another movie star to play the same role. That just not work out very well. It would definitely be better though, if they build up Dr Strange to be the new Tony Stark, rather then have some other actor play Tony Stark, that's for sure. I wouldn't really mind if Hawkeye or Maria Hill or Back Widow or Nick Fury were killed off, but if any of the other cast of the Avengers are killed off then I now I will be pretty furious about that as well as a whole lot of other fans of the Avengers cast.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  15. Josh

    @themoviefanatic Of course he is, but he may not want to commit to playing the same character for the next 25 years. Not to mention that every time he comes back (beyond his initial six-film contract) they're going to have to pay him more. Just like you won't likely see Robert Downey Jr. after Avengers 3, you probably won't see Chris Evans much beyond Avengers 3 or maybe Avengers 4. The only sustainable business model for Marvel is to introduce new characters as they phase the old ones out, or have a new character adopt the mantle of the same hero (which is pretty common in the comics, I might add). There is already talk of them trying to build up Dr. Strange to be the "new" Tony Stark (i.e., to fill the void left when that character is gone.) And with Joss Whedon at the helm, I'd be very surprised not to see some big names being killed off. That's kind of how he rolls.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  16. Sean

    @shuabert They should not kill of Captain America. Chris Evens is a good enough actor to play Captain America until the day, that they decide to stop making Avengers movies and individual Avengers characters movies.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  17. Josh

    I think it only makes sense to do a take on the Death of Captain America at some point. Evans isn't going to be around forever, and that way they could send him out with a bang and then soft reboot the Cap character in the same universe with a different actor.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  18. Sean

    @knightmare90 Maybe that's what will happen in Captain America 3, meaning what you said about Crossbones ?

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  19. Nick C.

    Or bring back Arnim Zola as a major villain for Cap to fight

    1 year agoby @knightmare90Flag

  20. Nick C.

    Bring back Crossbones for CA3 for the Death of Captain America storyline

    1 year agoby @knightmare90Flag

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