Chris Evans interrupts press conference so he can pet a dog
Chris Evans is one of the only pure actors we have left, folks, and he showed that once again by stopping a panel at Comic Con to pet a dog.
Evans, 38, best known for portraying the Human Torch in Tim Story's Fantastic Four movies, was answering a question pertaining to Avengers: Endgame at a panel at Seattle Comic Con, and with an extensive time travel scene making up the middle third of the movie, Evans was bombarded with questions from fans about the viability of the scenes in Avengers: Endgame, among other things.
First, he reflected on what it was like to play Captain America, and about the risk of it staining his legacy as Johnny Storm, Marvel's biggest hothead. ComicBook.com reported that not playing Steve Rogers would've been the biggest mistake of his life:
"But the truth is, Marvel has made a collection of films that even — had I not been a part of these movies, had I said no to these movies - it would have been the biggest mistake of my life. I consider these movies what Star Wars was to me. These are incredibly special."
Here's the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, where Chris Evans features prominently:
One fan wanted Evans to clarify the rules on time travel in the movie (a fool's errand if there ever was one), and Evans was quick to explain that he didn't really have the background to explain that.
"You know, I'm not sure I can give you those answers. That's weak as s**t, but ask the writers," Evans said, squirming in his chair. "Look, I understand there's a lot of things you can question about the time continuity but if there's one thing I've learned about working with Marvel, they don't leave stones unturned. They really don't."
Then, as fan scrutiny reached fever pitch, one incredible pooch showed up to save him from awkward Avengers questions. It's very adorable.
Check out the Evans-dog interaction here:
But all in all, Captain America isn't looking forward to... not being Captain America, admitting the role will stay with him for a while yet.
"Moving forward after playing a role that means so much to me, I think any actor - even when I took this role in the beginning, there’s no denying that you play this kind of narrative in your head of being like, 'Well, am I gonna be somehow pigeonholed with this character?'"
But one thing's for certain: we'll never forget Evans' time as Captain America. "And in a way, along the last ten years, you can’t help but accept the fact that when you walk the streets, everyone’s like, 'Cap!'" acknowledged Evans.