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Chris Evans Is Not Looking Forward To Becoming 'Captain America'

In a candid interview at the Toronto Film Festival, Evans reveals his hesitations about reprising the role.

Some people would thank their lucky stars for the chance to play Captain America in a movie; yet the man that will get paid to do it isn't all too thrilled about the process he will have to endure. Sure he might like the character and he's definitely excited about bringing the Winter Soldier story arc to the big screen, but there are definitely things about the process it takes to get there that leave him less than thrilled.

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I'm dreading it, this is what I keep thinking. We start Captain America 2: Winter Soldier in March so come January I have to…get back in that routine. And then I start thinking about all the future movies and I think to myself, "how am I going to keep getting big?" It's such a chore. I hate to admit it but it's such a chore. It's months and months of lifting heavy, heavy stuff. Not looking forward to it. But you know what, it's worth it because I am happy with the movies and I do love the character. What am I saying though, these are good problems to have.

Not to worry, Chris Evans; we all appreciate the long hours you spend "lifting heavy stuff" at the gym. We promise. Really though, it isn't just the countless hours at the gym that seem to be an issue for Evans. Evidently there is a lot more to it than that. During the interview Evans brought up an interesting point; not only is he more comfortable doing smaller, independent films opposed to the big budget blockbuster movies, but he finds them to generally be better films. In the interview Evans begs the question, "how often do you come out of a big budget movie thinking it was good?" That, in general, is a pretty bold statement. But we can't knock him for his honesty. Truth be told, he does make a pretty good point.

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I've been pretty candid in the past, I'm not a huge fan of the studio movies…The process of making the movies is very tedious. Sometimes the final product becomes…sometimes the original vision becomes homogenized. The promoting process is a real chore. I much prefer these smaller films, they are just much more my speed. Luckily…thank God these movies were good…because, they're not always. I was so lucky. But it affords you the opportunity to do the smaller films you really want to do so…I'm really in the perfect situation right now…where I get to do a movie every six months with a group of people I really love. I love Marvel, I love The Avengers…and then in my down time I can go and do movies like this (The Iceman).

I go into every movie thinking it's going to be the worst thing in the world. It's unfortunate but true that often when I go to the movies I leave disappointed. Most of the time the best movies I see are at festivals like this (Toronto International Film Festival). You go to a big blockbuster movie the chances that you're going to walk out disappointed are pretty good, in my opinion. So when you jump on board to do a giant studio film movie you think, "what are the chances that this is going to turn out good?" Unfortunately slim. The fact that it came out the way it [The Avengers] did….God, man. That Joss. That Joss Whedon. Thank God for Joss Whedon! It's him. I owe that guy.

I think I can speak for everyone who enjoyed The Avengers when I say, we all "owe that guy." If not for Whedon, we might not be seeing a second Avengers film in the future as well as so many more superhero movies currently in pre-production. Regardless of the man's sentiments about hitting the gym as hard as he'll have to, we are still definitely looking forward to his reprisal of Captain America.

Source: Tribute