Chris Evans – “If Joss Is Happy, I’m Happy”
It’s never really news when an actor comments on a film halfway through production. It’s nearly always a series of platitudes and meaningless hyperbole that tells us nothing we don’t already know. Chris Evans is different though. Always candid and frank, Evans never commits to guaranteeing quality, often offering modest and non commital quotes about how excited everyone is and how everyone wants to do a good job. During filming of Captain America he said he was confident but that “these things don’t always work out” which I’m sure delighted Marvel.
Compare that to Hugh Jackman who at every possible turn promises that the “next one” will be a proper Wolverine film and Evans’ honesty is rather refreshing.
Speaking with Collider he discussed Captain America’s new look* (which has enraged the internets, because as we all know if an internet fanboy isn’t angry about something it will die) and by extension, director Joss Whedon’s approach and geek credentials.
“The first (costume) was a 1940s look, very utilitarian, something that would serve a purpose on the battlefield. But in The Avengers, Joss just had a certain vision in his mind about what he wanted Cap to look like. That’s what he wanted to see. It’s so nice working on these movies and the director’s a fan. He’s the dude at Comic-Con that we’re terrified of pissing off. If Joss is happy, I’m happy”
It’s lovely hearing Whedon described as one of the dude’s at comic con because, frankly, that’s exactly what he is. Whatever the outcome, this is a labour of love for Whedon, his Don Quixote, and he will put his heart and his soul into it.
If Captain America is happy, we’re happy.
*For the record I really like the new look, but I liked Affleck’s costume in Daredevil so what do I know?