Taking on the role of Captain America was almost something Chris Evans declined. The actor has spoken about it several times over the past few years. However, playing Steve Rogers on the big screen was something that changed Evans' life, as he says in a recent interview talking about his Marvel Cinematic Universe experience. Included in the interview is a brand new image of Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) during their fairytale ending at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame.
MCU fans loved seeing that Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers received their dance in Avengers: Endgame. It had been a long-time coming for the two characters. As for how the story had to end for Rogers, Chris Evans knew it always had to involve Peggy. Evans had this to say when asked about what happiness looks like for Rogers.
"What does third-act happiness look like for Steve? It always felt like it had to involve Peggy Carter. Peggy's home for Steve and that's why in a lot of ways that movie (Captain America: The First Avenger), that original character, is kind of home for me. That's the way I always will see the character. He has always been and always will be that little guy for me. That's who (Cap) is."
Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. both hinted at leaving the MCU after Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Both actors had been at it a long time and felt that it was time to move on before they were asked to leave. But, Evans admits that he will never forget his time in the MCU and cherishes it for many different reasons. When talking about Steve Rogers, the actor says, "I love him. There's no other way to put it." He explains.
"You try to have a deep bond with all the roles you play. I'd like to believe that there will be more meaningful connections in the roles I choose (in the future), but I doubt there will be one that has the pop culture footprint that Captain America has, that the Avengers have had. There are so many wonderful relationships I've formed, especially the original six Avengers, those guys, they're my family. We've had so many wonderful moments together. It's such a blessing how well we get along. It's so rare to really truly connect and click the way we all do."
The original six Avengers are all a family, thanks to the MCU. Five out of the six of them all have matching custom Avengers tattoos. Mark Ruffalo is the only one who has yet to go get one and he likely will not. When watching Endgame for the first time, Evans was amazed that it all worked together. "There's a million and one ways that this whole thing could have gone wrong, and it didn't. And that's amazing," said the actor when asked about watching the movie. As for the final days of shooting Avengers: Endgame, it was tough on all of the cast and crew, which Chris Evans has spoken about previously. Evans had this to say.
"I was emotional the last day of filming; I was emotional at the premiere. The days are long, the years are short, and you look back and think, 'I was so close...' It's like Sliding Doors, I almost said no to this. This was almost a completely different journey for me. I was lucky enough to agree to do it and none of my fears came to fruition. I met people who will be my best friends, my family for life. I was a part of a pop culture phenomenon. Not in my wildest dreams did I think that something like this would happen."
Avengers: Endgame was an emotional movie for MCU fans too. It wasn't easy seeing Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter getting their dance, nor was it easy watching Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff make the ultimate sacrifice. Regardless, the movie will likely go down as one of the MCU's best after all the dust settles. You can check out the new image of Steve and Peggy below, thanks to Variety.