With Avengers: Infinity War just hours away from being screened to the press, before its theatrical release this weekend, the film is now in its final stages of promotion, and its enormous all-star cast are currently touring the world to entice even more excitement from the fans. One noticeable absence among the ensemble, however, is The Cap himself, Chris Evans, who is staying on home soil for his debut Broadway show Lobby Hero, although that doesn’t seem to mean he can escape promoting Infinity War completely.
From the ongoing slew of footage being shown via trailers and TV spots for Avengers 3 it looks as though Captain America will be perhaps the most changed hero, among all Earth’s Mightiest, and we’re not just talking about his blacked-out costume and rugged looks. The First Avenger’s character seems a little more open and free in comparison to the way audiences have known him over the MCU‘s course, probably thanks mainly to the events of his last appearance in Captain America: Civil War that saw him caught on the wrong side of the law. Between that and what he saw happening with S.H.I.E.L.D. in The Winter Soldier, it may very well be that Steve has purposefully chosen to detach himself from any sort of organised task forces and superhero teams in order to operate based on his own moral code.
On the subject, Evans’ recent conversation with USA Today has brought to light exactly what has changed with Captain Rogers since we last saw him, saying that this is the first time that he hasn’t had “structure” in his life, while all the while making clear that he is still just as much of a hero as he’s ever been:
“He’s such a monastic character and he has such a quotidian approach to his existence. I imagine when he wakes up in the morning, there is a routine. Part of that is in his nature, part of that is just to keep his sanity, and that all kind of goes out the window a little bit after (2016’s Captain America: Civil War). You see a guy who doesn’t stop caring but just puts down some of that obligation.”
The 36-year-old actor went on further, delving deeper into Cap’s current state as someone who is perhaps more “dangerous” than before, seeing as he’s now had time to alone himself to think about who he needs to be going forward. Infinity War directing duo Joe and Anthony Russo have more recently teased, or possibly misdirected, that we could be seeing the MCU equivalent of Nomad in Infinity War; a version of Steve Rogers without a flag (country). Evans’ comments may be further evidence to suggest just that:
“I don’t think it’s in his nature to be too much of a loose cannon, but there’s a lack of formality. He’s checked all that at the door and he’s gone inside himself for a little while, and as a result, he’s a little irreverent and maybe even a little dangerous.”
Having said that, Cap may well need to be more daring and spontaneous to deal with the threat of Thanos. Infinity War‘s last trailer showed that Steve will be going toe-to-toe with the Mad Titan and certainly has a look in his eye that tells you he’s going to be giving everything he has to give in the conflict. Just how he’s going up against Thanos in combat is not know at this point, although there are some speculating that an Infinity Stone may be placed inside of him during the film, which could explain it. Of course, we will be finding out very soon now.
Avengers: Infinity War hits cinemas April 27th
Source: USA Today