When Marvel was preparing to release of The Avengers in 2012, it was the culmination of a hefty gamble on the studio’s part and not everyone was convinced it would work. The studio wanted to see if audiences would respond to a series of films set up like comic books, in which certain heroes would get standalone features and then all appear together in one massive team-up film, with everything taking place in the same universe. The gamble did indeed pay off and audiences responded overwhelmingly to The Avengers, as the result was the smashing of the opening weekend box office record and an overall worldwide gross of $1.5 billion; the Joss Whedon-helmed film now sits at number three on the all-time box office chart.
Marvel is deep into its Phase Two series of films now, and 2014 will kick off with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th. While recently speaking with Chris Evans in anticipation of the film’s release, Steve also briefly discussed the highly anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron with the Captain America actor, and he revealed his reaction to reading Whedon’s script for the follow-up. Hit the jump for more.
Production is getting ready to begin in earnest on Avengers: Age of Ultron with the bulk of filming taking place in London, which means that most—if not all—of the cast has now read Whedon’s script. Obviously plot details are under firmly wraps, but when speaking with Steve, Evans offered his reaction to reading the script. It’s no surprise that Evans’ response was positive, but he also mentioned that each time he’s read a Marvel script, the finished product has surpassed that initial reading:
“[The Age of Ultron script] is great. It’s great. But I’ll tell you this: every time I’ve read a Marvel script, they surpass it. You read it and you’re like, ‘Well this is gonna be great,’ and then they make it and it’s even better. The script is great, it’s great. So if that’s any indication, I think we’re in for a good movie.”
The actor doesn’t reveal anything earth-shattering here, but fans eager to pore over anything and everything Marvel-related should be sufficiently tantalized by the actor’s comments. You can watch the portion of Steve’s video interview with Evans about Age of Ultron below, after the links to all of the tidbits we gleaned from the Winter Soldier actors at the film’s recent press junket:
- Scarlett Johansson Talks AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Script and Joss Whedon; Says Film Makes Marvel Universe Feel “Very Close-Knit”
- Directors Joe & Anthony Russo Confirm They’ll Direct CAPTAIN AMERICA 3; Say They’re Breaking the Story Now and Taking Response to WINTER SOLDIER Under Consideration
- Joss Whedon Directed One of the Post-Credits Scenes in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
- Chris Evans Clears Up Marvel Contract Rumors; Says He’s Signed for Six Films and His THOR: THE DARK WORLD Cameo Didn’t Count