One of the most anticipated blockbuster films opening this summer, Captain America: The First Avenger, is opening this Friday. As part of the Marvel Universe film series, the World War II superhero is already set to appear in next summer’s The Avengers and a Captain America sequel is already being written. That puts a lot of weight on the shoulders of the actor behind the mask, Chris Evans.
Evans is no stranger to superheroes — he already has appeared in the two Fantastic Four films as the Human Torch — yet an interview Evans did with the Associated Press (from Yahoo Movies) reveals that though Evans has previous experience in wearing superhero tights, he’s a bit nervous about the film’s performance and how he is perceived as such an iconic character.
About the role, Evans says, “It’s a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s terrifying, nerve-racking and intimidating. There’s a swirl of negative emotions that arise. On the flip side, it’s great. You have to maintain a healthy amount of respect. You have to understand this is where I want to be. It could be so much worse. My life has unfolded in a fortuitous fashion.”