The actor remembers the reactions of the moment Cap lifts Mjölnir!
Chris Evans, Captain America of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recalled the flood of emotions he felt watching Avengers: Endgame for the first time in 2019.
The actor, who made his debut as Captain America: The First Avenger, saw his character develop over the next few films, elevating Evans to one of the most well-known faces on the planet. In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, the star opened up about the experience of watching Ultimatum for the first time in a crowded room:
“The first time I saw Ultimato was at the premiere of the film. I usually watch the movies I’m working on well in advance and rarely watch the premieres (too much anxiety). But being the last chapter of a ten year journey, I wanted to experience this film the same way as the audience. When Captain America raised Mjölnir, our cinema went crazy. Even though I knew the moment was coming, I was still moved. In the weeks that followed, my friends and family sent me videos from cinemas around the world in mass hysteria right now. Seeing those reactions and knowing that I was fortunate enough to be a part of those memories for these people made me feel a sense of pride and gratitude that I will never be able to properly express. At such times, I am not an actor, nor even an adult; I am once again a child captivated by the power and magic that movies can wield. Damn… I’m running out of air.
The film that served as the culmination of a ten-year story marked the departure of iconic MCU characters such as Iron Man and Captain America – at least that’s what we thought. Last week, it was reported that Evans was negotiating a stake in another Marvel project, still as Steve Rogers.
Either way, reading Chris Evans’ account of his first session in Avengers: Ultimatum reminds us of our first session, doesn’t it? Tell us, what was it like seeing Ultimato for the first time?