Star Chris Evans says the next 'Captain America' movie will feature material cut from 'The Avengers'
The new Captain America movie will feature material originally intended for the The Avengers, franchise star Chris Evans has revealed.
The actor made his first appearance as Steve Rogers aka Captain America in a 2011 film subtitled The First Avenger, before reprising his role for this year’s Marvel ensemble piece The Avengers. A second standalone Captain America movie, subtitled The Winter Soldier, is now in the works.
When asked about the sequel’s plot, Evans remained coy, but revealed that it will shed further light on his character by including scenes cut from The Avengers. He told Collider: “The most I am looking forward to is exploring a little bit of Steve’s… they had all those deleted scenes with The Avengers because a lot of those scenes are for Captain 2, you know what I mean? It was good stuff, but it all felt like that was his story. It is a different movie. With The Avengers there was so much to cram in. Like I said, it was a long movie anyway. So I think making it any longer would have just been exhausting.”
Continuing, Evans explained that the unused scenes are better suited to a film that can focus on his character properly. He explained: “A lot of that stuff [that was cut] is for Captain America 2. That is his story. It is him trying to on a personal level adjust to the fact that everyone he knows is gone… There are a lot of things that he kind of has to come to terms with.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is scheduled to begin filming next March (2013) for a release in April 2014. Alongside Evans, Samuel L Jackson and Sebastian Stan will reprise their roles from the first film, while The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie has joined the cast as a fellow superhero called The Falcon.
Meanwhile, Evans recently revealed that he wants to make a cameo as Captain America in Thor 2, which began filming earlier this month (September 2012). However, the actor admitted that “it is obviously going to be tricky trying to work out the plot”.