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Chris Evans And Chris Pratt Visit Seattle Children’s Hospital

Posted by staff in Mar 09,2015 with No Comments

You might have thought that Chris Evans and Chris Pratt just played superheroes in the movies, but you would have been wrong. These guys really are superheroes.

After making the best Super Bowl bet ever, Captain America and Star-Lord decided that there would be no losers. In the original bet, Evans was supposed to visit Seattle Children’s Hospital if the Seattle Seahawks won, and Pratt was supposed to visit Christopher’s Haven in New England if the New England Patriots won.

After the Patriots won, Pratt quickly honored his portion of the bet and made a trip to Christopher’s Haven as Star-Lord with Chris Evans. And Evans announced that the duo would be visiting Seattle Children’s Hospital as well. [Source]

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Chris Evans Talks Captain America & Iron Man’s Roles In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Posted by staff in Mar 06,2015 with No Comments

In 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D. was dismantled. Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark is filling the void by spending his on money to keep the team together. Tony is the money, but he needs Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) to handle the day-to-day operations.

“I think [Captain America] feels very comfortable in a sort of leadership role, but I don’t think he gives orders,” Evans told Yahoo. “He does structure, organization — he’s a military guy.

“Tony [Stark] is definitely paying the bills, and since there really is no company to report to, we’re kind of this independent unit that needs to rely on each other and work as a team, even in their day-to-day lives.”

For Evans, he’s excited about Avengers: Age Of Ultron because the action scenes require the superhero team working together as one, instead of each hero doing their own thing. “I like all the scenes that we get to have together,” Evans said. “In this movie, it’s not about having stand-out moments, it’s about trying to have stand-together moments. You want to have scenes where you’re like ‘Man, the Avengers just kicked ass!’”

“If it’s every man for himself, then it defeats the purpose of what this movie is. We have individual films for that. So I like the scenes where – as a unit – we’re all wrecking shop. And we get a bunch of those in this.”

Avengers: Age Of Ultron arrives in theaters May 1, 2015. [Source]

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Chris Evans Gives a Young Cancer Patient the Thrill of a Lifetime

Posted by staff in Dec 31,2014 with No Comments

He’s a superhero off-screen, too.

Chris Evans, best known as Hollywood’s Captain America, made the world a better place for one boy in particular on Monday – thrilling 9-year-old Kenny Botting, who’s battling a brain tumor, with a surprise visit to his Boston care center.

Botting received an autograph and gifts from Evans, and took pictures with him, WBZ-TV reports. The boy then took the action star, 33, on a tour of the facility, which is called Christopher’s Haven.

“It’s their strength that gives me strength. No matter what hurdles are in my life, it’s nothing compared to what these families go through, so any way I can bring a smile, it’s worth it,” said Evans.

The actor hails from Sudbury, Massachusetts, and is in town for an event at Fenway Park to raise money for Christopher’s Haven.

“I am more than happy,” Botting said. “I just want to say thank thanks for coming.” [Source]

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Chris Evans Stars In Call Of Duty Online Trailer

Posted by staff in Dec 31,2014 with No Comments

We can always count on the First Avenger to answer the call of duty. Chris Evans pulls out the big guns in the live action trailer of the new Call Of Duty Online installment.

CODO will allow players the ability to personalize their weapons, characters and equipment like never before in a Call of Duty game. Using an in-game store, players can enhance their weapons, gear, and perks built specifically for the Chinese market. The new game will also bring a variety of game modes and maps and features an original story told through a series of Special Operations missions based on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare universe. [Source]

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Chris Evans Talks ‘Captain America’ and His Role in ‘Avengers 2′

Posted by staff in Oct 30,2014 with No Comments

Avengers: Age of Ultron star Chris Evans has revealed new details about his Captain America character in an interview with BuzzFeed from the set of this Marvel Phase Two adventure.

Following the events of this spring’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Cap is somewhat lost, after S.H.I.E.L.D. came crumbling down, as he searches to find a “metaphorical home.”

“He’s still looking for a home, probably a metaphorical home. He’s always felt comfortable as a soldier. And he likes structure. He works well taking orders. But when that dynamic turned on him, he’s now left to depend upon his team, the Avengers. There really is no one above them telling them what to do. They’re kind of having to operate independently. So there’s a lot of leaning on one another, but there really isn’t a kind of clear chain of command. And I think Cap looks for that. I think he’s looking to understand where he belongs, not just as a soldier, as Captain America, but as Steve Rogers, as a person.”

He also spoke about maintaining his physique for the physically-demanding role.

“I found out on the first movie, typically a lot of the stunt stuff is towards the end of the film. And that’s when you’re in the suit. And when you’re in the suit every day for a month, you just drip sweat, and you shed weight. So you try to get as big as you can in the beginning, and hopefully they’ve tailored the schedule so the stuff where you’re walking around in a T-shirt is early. You know, we’re in the last three weeks right now. I feel like I’ve lost like nine pounds in the past couple weeks. By the time you finish a [Marvel] movie, you’re kind of back to your starting weight.” Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Captain America’s’ Chris Evans Says He’s Ready to Leave Acting Behind

Posted by staff in Mar 31,2014 with No Comments

Actor committed to fulfilling Marvel contract then wants to focus on directing

There’s no escaping Captain America — especially for the actor behind the blue mask. That’s not just a career assessment. It’s a physical reality. To gear up as the iconic Marvel superhero, Chris Evans, the star of the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” once again dons his trademark patriotic suit, which requires the actor to wear a snug latex undergarment that keeps the uniform from clinging to his sculpted muscles.

Given the confines of the zip-from-the-back costume, Evans jokes that there’s one thing audiences won’t see Captain America do — head to the bathroom. “Not to get too graphic,” he says, “but you’d better hope you’re on a nice schedule in that thing. There are all these zippers and buttons.” And he only sheds the suit with the help of a wardrobe entourage. “You could fight all day; you’re not getting out of it.”

The same could be said of the ironclad six-movie deal Evans signed when he joined the Marvel universe in 2010 as mild-mannered Steve Rogers, who becomes the supernatural shielded crusader — the original Avenger. He’s completed three films as the character, including the 2011 “Captain America” origins story and last summer’s blockbuster hit “The Avengers,” which grossed $1.5 billion worldwide. Evans heads to London to shoot “Avengers 2” alongside superhero pals Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) after his press tour for the April 4 release of “The Winter Soldier,” in which Johansson also appears. Read the rest of this entry »

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