The actor has turned the role of Captain America into his own in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Chris Evans is without a doubt one of the most talented actors to come from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the role of Captain America, he's managed to work his way into the hearts of audiences across the globe, and been partly responsible for some of the biggest box office numbers the superhero movie genre has ever seen.
Chris Evans has high hopes for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Now joined by the brilliant Chadwick Boseman in the MCU, who takes on the superhero role of Black Panther, the diversity and inclusion asked for by fans is something finally being taken into account by the bosses at Marvel Studios. Opening this past weekend in the United States, 'Black Panther' proved that it could be a major success and took in box office takings that would make it Marvel's second biggest opening ever. The film even sits with a near-perfect score of 97% on reviews aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.
The actor praises his co-star as being a brilliant mentor.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its characters are undoubtedly some of the most recognisable beings in the entertainment industry. For almost a decade now, Marvel Studios and a number of different talented screenwriters, directors and producers have been teaming up to release a slew of compelling box office smash hits, starting out with 'Iron Man' back in May, 2008. Robert Downey, Jr. was the actor to bring the titular hero, aka Tony Stark to life in that flick, helping open the door for what has been a hugely successful future.
Chris Evans stars as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
In 2016, fans would see Iron Man go head-to-head with Captain America, played by Chris Evans, in 'Captain America: Civil War'. Various members of the 'Avengers' team, which had been introduced in a number of films ahead of 'Civil War' would join either side, threatening unbalance in the world as those fighting crime began to fight one another.
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Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to come to a climax as ‘The Avengers’ unite with ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ to stop the evil Thanos. Directed by The Russo Brothers, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits cinemas this spring.
After the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Infinity War’ sees The Avengers left broken and divided. Some of them even look different, with Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a beard and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) with newly blonde hair.
The Avengers face their biggest threat year in ‘Infinity War’
The actor plays superhero Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Chris Evans has shown the world just what kind of actor he is after seeing a video of a young boy who is the victim of bullying, inviting the teen to go to the Los Angeles premiere of 'Avengers: Infinity War' next year along with his mother.
Chris Evans as Captain America
Speaking in the original video that his mother posted to social media, young Keaton Jones said through tears: "Why do they bully? What's the point of it? People that are different don't need to be criticised about it. It's not their fault. But if you are made fun of, don't let it bother you. Stay strong, I guess. It's hard. But, it'll probably get better one day." The youngster then turns away from the camera and the footage ends.
A previously unreleased George Michael track is being debuted on Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show on Thursday (Sep 7th).
A previously unheard track from the late George Michael will make its world premiere on BBC Radio 2 this week, it has been confirmed.
Chris Evans’ breakfast show will give the unreleased track its first ever radio play on Thursday morning (September 7th) at 9:00am, a press representative has confirmed, but no other details about the song, such as its title, are known.
The Wham! lead singer and solo star in his own right passed away suddenly on Christmas Day 2016 at the age of 53. He had been reportedly planning to release a new album in 2017, his most recent being 2014’s Symphonica, and there are rumours that there are as many as three albums’ worth of material in his vaults.
Continue reading: Unreleased George Michael Song To Premiere On Thursday Morning
Evans' show is still the most popular radio programme in Britain, however.
He might be the highest-paid BBC star, but Chris Evans has reportedly suffered a drop of nearly half a million listeners to his Radio 2 breakfast show in the last year.
A new report published by audience research company Rajar estimates that listening figures of Evans’ week-day breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 have dropped by nearly 500,000 from 9.47 million listeners in the second quarter of 2016, to the same time period in 2017.
Despite this, nearly nine million people tune into Evans’ show every day, making his show still by far and away the most listened-to radio show in the country. The drop in his listenership coincided with rises for the BBC’s sister stations and their early-morning shows.
Continue reading: Chris Evans' Radio 2 Show Suffers Loss Of Half A Million Listeners
Evans revealed on his Radio 2 breakfast show that he called his 91 year old mum to ask for advice on the BBC pay row.
As the aftermath of yesterday’s revelations of the salaries of the highest-paid BBC stars continues to be a talking point, radio presenter Chris Evans has revealed that he turned to the advice of his mother as he sought to deal with the fallout.
It was revealed on Wednesday (July 19th) that Evans was paid between £2.2 million and £2.499 million during 2016/2017 for his work on the BBC, which included his short-lived presenting stint on the revived ‘Top Gear’ and his ongoing BBC Radio 2 job.
That figure was four times that of Claudia Winkleman, the highest-earning woman at the BBC who earned £450k-£499k for her presenting role on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which has given way to a debate about a gender pay gap at the Beeb. MPs are reportedly set to grill the corporation on the issue, it has been since been revealed.
This may be the third reboot of this franchise in 15 years, risking audience exhaustion, but there are plenty of reasons not to miss this one. Most notably, this is the first Spider-Man movie that's part of Marvel's Avengers franchise, which places it in a larger story with lots of cameo possibilities. But more importantly, young British actor Tom Holland seems to have been born to play the role, infusing the entire film with cheeky teenage energy. And it's also one of the funniest, most complex blockbusters of the year.
The film opens with overexcited home videos Peter Parker (Holland) made of his adventure with the Avengers in Civil War. Now he's plunged back to the dull reality of being a high school student living with his sparky Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). He has a crush on classmate Liz (Laura Harrier), but faces rivalry from the school's alpha male Flash (Tony Revolori). And after a night out playing superhero in his Spider-Man costume, his nerdy best pal Ned (Jacob Batalon) is a bit too thrilled to discover his secret alter-ego. Meanwhile, Peter is annoyed that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his assistant Happy (Jon Favreau) are ignoring his calls, especially after he warns them that he has seen winged bad guy Toomes (Michael Keaton) dealing illegal alien weapons around New York while plotting something nefarious.
Director Jon Watts (Cop Car) cleverly maintains a nimble teen perspective throughout the film, which makes it feel more like a comedy than an action movie. And instead of snarky one-liners, the laughs come from character-based humour, most notably Holland's brilliant reactions to everything that comes along. One memorable sequence, which kicks off the final onslaught of action, is both hilarious and terrifying at the same time, perfectly balanced thanks to a knowing revelation, Watts' subtle direction and Holland's hugely engaging performance. And each breathtaking action set-piece pushes the character forward in positive ways.
Continue reading: Spider-Man: Homecoming Review
This is one of those films that dances right up to the edge of soapy sentimentality, making us a little nervous about where it might go. But director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) holds his nerve, letting the emotions build without ever tipping over into melodrama. What emerges is a striking exploration of the tricky connections between parents and children and the importance of makeshift families. And it's so sharply played that it can't help but move us.
It's set in rural Florida, where the quietly intelligent Frank (Chris Evans) is hiding out from his academically minded mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), trying to give his 6-year-old niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) the free-spirited childhood his late sister wanted for her. Their life includes sassy neighbour Roberta (Octavia Spencer) and a one-eyed cat named Fred. But Mary is a mathematical prodigy, and her teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate) is worried that the public school can't keep up with her. This alerts Evelyn to Mary's gifts and, after taking no interest before, she sweeps in with a legal challenge to Frank's custody. Like her daughter and granddaughter, Evelyn is also a maths genius, and believes that Mary's abilities need to be exploited in a higher-class educational environment.
While the argument about what's better for this little girl is fairly simple, Tom Flynn's script never lapses into the usual trite courtroom drama. And while there are a lot of formulae scribbled on white boards, the focus is always on the people rather than the numbers. Thankfully, these characters also never turn into heroes or villains; each is just trying to do what they think is best. This means that the actors can invest unusual depth into the roles, adding surprisingly sharp edges while revealing their softer sides as well. Evans has rarely had a chance to flex like this as an actor, and he's terrific, creating some powerful chemistry with the, yes, gifted Grace.
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As outspoken as ever, 'Captain America' star Evans spoke to the latest issue of Esquire about the new president.
The 35 year old superstar, who has played the superhero in five Marvel blockbusters since 2011, spoke to Esquire magazine in a new interview this week, and the subject of Trump’s presidency inevitably came up. “I feel rage,” he replied. “I feel fury. It's unbelievable.”
Evans has never flinched from getting political on his social media accounts, recently arguing with former KKK leader David Duke, and he didn’t hold back on Trump either.
Continue reading: Chris Evans Feels "Rage" Over Donald Trump's Presidency
Date of birth
13th June, 1981
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