Chris Evans freaked out while auditioning for Seth Rogen

Chris Evans was so nervous auditioning for Seth Rogen that he lost out on a role in one of the funnyman’s movie.The Captain America star recalled the embarrassing incident as he discussed how he was keen to move on from his role as Johnny Storm/Human T…

Chris Evans was so nervous auditioning for Seth Rogen that he lost out on a role in one of the funnyman’s movie.

The Captain America star recalled the embarrassing incident as he discussed how he was keen to move on from his role as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies in the mid-2000s.

He told Backstage magazine that he went along to audition for Rogen’s offbeat comedy Observe and Report, which was released in 2009, and followed the story of a mentally unstable vigilante mall cop who wants to join the police academy.

“I walked in the room, and there were Seth and the director and a producer, and for some reason, my brain just started shrieking, just screaming, ‘No, no, no.’ I began my audition, and about three lines in, I got this wave of sweats and my face went red. Mid-audition, I said, ‘I’m sorry, guys. I’m sorry. I’ve got to stop,'” Evans shared.

“I go into the hallway, I collect my thoughts. I’m laughing at myself. Go back in, we start up again, and it f**king happens again. My face just goes so red. I start sweating and I have to stop again.”

Evans then headed home from the audition, but called his agent and asked for another chance, promising he would get a handle on his nerves.

“They got me back in a couple of days later and I’m back in. Don’t you f**king know, it happened again!” the Knives Out star laughed. “There’s a wave of heat and sweat and I had to stop again. And I just say, ‘Guys, I’m so sorry…I’m just going to go.’ I did not get that role.”

Rogen eventually starred as the mall cop, alongside Anna Faris and Ray Liotta.

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Michael Cera suffered concussion during Chris Evans fight scene in Scott Pilgrim

Michael Cera came away concussed after a brutal fight scene with Chris Evans while shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.The actor played the geeky titular character in Edgar Wright’s cult classic, and he recalled filming the 2010 action comedy to celeb…

Michael Cera came away concussed after a brutal fight scene with Chris Evans while shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

The actor played the geeky titular character in Edgar Wright’s cult classic, and he recalled filming the 2010 action comedy to celebrate the movie’s upcoming 10th anniversary.

In the movie, Scott must fight off the evil ex-boyfriends of Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and in one memorable scene, he comes face-to-face with Evans’ fictional movie star Lucas Lee.

Cera told Entertainment Weekly that he suffered for his art while shooting the fight scene with the Captain America star, as was almost knocked out thanks to having a skateboard repeatedly smashed over his head.

“It was freezing when we were shooting that fight with Chris Evans all through the night. There was this moment where I get hit over the head with a skateboard, which was supposed to explode on impact,” he explained. “They build this skateboard out of balsa wood; I’m wearing a helmet under my hat. But this thing would not break. We did, like, five takes of me just getting hit over the head full force in an effort to make (it) explode.

“I felt myself getting a concussion,” the 32-year-old continued. “After five takes of that, I said to Edgar, ‘I don’t think I can do this anymore.’ They did it with a CG effect in the end.”

Considered a box office flop, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World went on to become a cult classic. Brie Larson, Kieran Culkin and Anna Kendrick co-star.

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Kenneth Branagh: ‘Thor was critical to success of Marvel Cinematic Universe’

Kenneth Branagh believes Thor was critical to the success of future Marvel movies.The actor/director, who helmed the comic book adaptation back in 2011, has revealed that the fantasy blockbuster was essential to the next stage of movies in the Marvel C…

Kenneth Branagh believes Thor was critical to the success of future Marvel movies.

The actor/director, who helmed the comic book adaptation back in 2011, has revealed that the fantasy blockbuster was essential to the next stage of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Speaking to Collider, Branagh explained that Thor’s fictional fantasy world, which featured the kingdom of Asgard located in the Nine Realms, was key to bridging the gap between the Earth-bound superheroes, such as Iron Man and Captain America, to the space-bound elements.

“There was no question that tonally Thor was critical after the massive success of the brilliant Iron Man from Mr. (Jon) Favreau and Robert (Downey Jr.), and then slightly less successful in their terms The Incredible Hulk,” he explained, referencing Edward Norton’s box office bomb back in 2008.

“Thor became critical to being the sort of tonal bridge – featuring literally a rainbow bridge as well – between as it were the Earthbound and space-bound and fantasy-bound parts of the Marvel universe,” Branagh continued, noting that there were “enormously important” elements of future movies, including The Avengers in 2012, that couldn’t be explained in other Marvel movies.

“So there was a kind of connective matrix that Thor, Asgard, the Nine Realms and everything that it involved could provide inside that large Marvel Cinematic Universe that was enormously important that couldn’t be done by the brilliant Captain America, because it wasn’t the same material,” the 59-year-old stated.

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Chris Evans was devasted after losing Fracture role to Ryan Gosling

Chris Evans was left devastated after losing out on the leading role in Fracture to Ryan Gosling.The 2007 legal thriller follows the trial of Theodore Crawford, played by Anthony Hopkins, who killed his wife over her infidelity and engages in a battle …

Chris Evans was left devastated after losing out on the leading role in Fracture to Ryan Gosling.

The 2007 legal thriller follows the trial of Theodore Crawford, played by Anthony Hopkins, who killed his wife over her infidelity and engages in a battle of wits in court against young assistant district attorney, William ‘Willy’ Beachum.

But in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Evans admitted that he had “never had a better audition in my life” when he was being considered for the part and was naturally quite stunned when he was pipped to the role by Gosling.

“I hate auditioning. I despise it. I think most actors do, but I got that one and knocked it right out. And it was so great and I had such a great rapport with the director and really felt like it was coming my way,” he explained.

The Captain America star then confessed he was excited about the possibility of working with Hopkins on the drama, and hoped that he might be taken seriously in Hollywood after his previous roles in Fantastic Four and Not Another Teen Movie.

“Anthony Hopkins was already attached and you really think, ‘This is another one of those moments where I might be able to turn a corner.’ And to lose that one… obviously, Ryan, if you’re going to lose to someone, lose to Ryan,” the 38-year-old quipped. “But it was just one of those things where you think, ‘Man, this is tough.’”

Evans was most recently seen onscreen in TV miniseries Defending Jacob and is rumoured to have landed the role of Orin Scrivello in the upcoming Little Shop of Horrors remake.

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Chris Evans’s mum convinced him to take on Captain America

Chris Evans has his mum to thank for his role as Captain America after she urged him to reconsider turning down the Marvel blockbuster.The Knives Out actor passed on the titular superhero role “a few times”, and told Jimmy Kimmel last year that he was …

Chris Evans has his mum to thank for his role as Captain America after she urged him to reconsider turning down the Marvel blockbuster.

The Knives Out actor passed on the titular superhero role “a few times”, and told Jimmy Kimmel last year that he was “scared” of being a part of a massive film franchise.

Now, it has been revealed that it was the actor’s mum, Lisa, who convinced him to seize the career-making opportunity.

“His biggest fear was losing his anonymity,” she explained to Esquire magazine. “He said, ‘I have a career now where I can do work I really like. I can walk my dog. Nobody bothers me. Nobody wants to talk to me. I can go wherever I want. And the idea of losing that is terrifying to me.'”

She added, “I said to him, ‘Look, you want to do acting work for the rest of your life? If you do this part, you will have the opportunity. You’ll never have to worry about paying the rent. If you take the part, you just have to decide, ‘It’s not going to affect my life negatively – it will enable it.'”

Evans, who also portrayed Johnny Storm in 2005’s Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel, took his mother’s advice and ended up playing Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in 11 Marvel movies, from Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011 to last year’s Avengers: Endgame.

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John Krasinski keen to play Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic Four reboot

John Krasinski would love to play Mr. Fantastic in a possible reboot of the Fantastic Four.The 40-year-old famously lost out on the role of Captain America to Chris Evans back in 2010, but the actor/director hasn’t given up hope on starring in the Marv…

John Krasinski would love to play Mr. Fantastic in a possible reboot of the Fantastic Four.

The 40-year-old famously lost out on the role of Captain America to Chris Evans back in 2010, but the actor/director hasn’t given up hope on starring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Krasinski first expressed his desire to play scientist Reed Richards, who transforms into Mr. Fantastic after being exposed to cosmic radiation in space, almost two years ago.

And in an interview with Total Film, he revealed he’s still hopeful he’ll be able to play the superhero on the big screen one day.

“I would love to be in the Marvel Universe. I love those movies because they’re fun, but I also think they’re really well done. And certainly, a lot of my friends are in those movies,” Krasinski explained. “I have no idea what (Marvel) are thinking. But if they are considering me for Mr. Fantastic, continue to consider me because I would love it.”

But The Office star, who made his directorial debut with critically-acclaimed horror A Quiet Place in 2018, ruled himself out of helming a Marvel blockbuster in the future.

“Oh man, directing one of those things? I don’t think I’m your guy. But if I was to act in one? I’d have so much fun,” he laughed.

Marvel producers have not yet formally announced a reboot of the beleaguered Fantastic Four franchise, but rumours have swirled since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox last year.

The most recent adaptation of the comic book was back in 2015. However, the flick, which starred Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Kate Mara, was mauled by critics and flopped at the box office.

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Chris Evans struggling to find material for second directorial effort

Chris Evans is struggling to find a screenplay he wants to direct.The Captain America star made his directorial debut in 2014 with independent romantic drama Before We Go, in which he also starred in alongside Alice Eve, and while he is keen to step be…

Chris Evans is struggling to find a screenplay he wants to direct.

The Captain America star made his directorial debut in 2014 with independent romantic drama Before We Go, in which he also starred in alongside Alice Eve, and while he is keen to step behind the camera for a second time, he is struggling to find a good script to work with.

“I’m dying to direct, but I don’t have the courage or focus to write, and the hardest thing is finding material,” Evans said during an interview with Avengers co-star Scarlett Johansson as part of Variety’s Actors on Actors series.

“The good material isn’t just sitting there untouched,” the 38-year-old said of the film. “When I directed, one of the trickiest things was I found some little broken-bird script and thought, ‘Oh, I can nurse this thing back to health.’ In retrospect, I do think even the best version of the movie I directed, there may still have been a ceiling based on the material.”

When Johansson asked Evans if there were any subjects he’d like to develop for the screen, he shared his interest in Buddhism.

“Those are stories that I think can touch people. I think we’re all looking to find out, from an egoic standpoint, what our relevance is, who we’re supposed to be, what the definition of joy and love and purpose is,” Evans said. “Loose concepts of Buddhism address a lot of that. I certainly don’t have the skillset to write it, so I’m just on the hunt.”

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Chris Evans reluctant to play Captain America again

Chris Evans has reservations about reprising the role of Captain America again. At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers returns from a time-travelling mission as an old man, revealing that he went back to the past to enjoy life with his beloved …

Chris Evans has reservations about reprising the role of Captain America again.

At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers returns from a time-travelling mission as an old man, revealing that he went back to the past to enjoy life with his beloved Peggy Carter before passing on his shield to Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, effectively making him the new Captain America.

When asked by his Avengers co-star Scarlett Johansson if he would ever return to the role during their interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, he vaguely replied: “Never say never.”

When pressed for a more definitive answer, the 38-year-old admitted that he would be hesitant to jump back into the role and ruin the bittersweet conclusion of his character’s storyline.

“It’s not a hard no, but it’s not an eager yes either,” Evans said. “There are other things that I’m working on right now. I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey. If you’re going to revisit it, it can’t be a cash grab. It can’t be just because the audience wants to be excited. What are we revealing? What are we adding to the story? A lot of things would have to come together.”

Johansson, who played Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in the Avengers films, added that Captain America deserved his “beautiful cathartic ending” and Evans replied, “It’d be a shame to sour that… I’m very protective of it. It was such a precious time and jumping onto the movie was a terrifying prospect to me. I said no a bunch of times, and there’s a million and one ways it could have gone wrong. It almost feels like maybe we should let this one sit.”

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Hayley Atwell joins Mission: Impossible 7

Hayley Atwell is joining Tom Cruise in the seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.Director Christopher McQuarrie, who has been in charge of the franchise since 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, announced over the weekend that …

Hayley Atwell is joining Tom Cruise in the seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Director Christopher McQuarrie, who has been in charge of the franchise since 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, announced over the weekend that the actress had joined the cast on his Instagram page by sharing a black-and-white snap showing Atwell’s headshot photograph resting on top of a folder for the Impossible Mission Force (IMF), the fictional agency in the series.

“@wellhayley Should you choose to accept…” he wrote in the caption, referencing the iconic line, “Your mission, should you choose to accept it.”

In the comments, Cruise, who has played Ethan Hunt in the films since 1996, wrote, “Welcome to the team, @wellhayley.”

The Captain America star shared the same photo on her Instagram page and hinted at her character’s storyline in the caption, in which she wrote: “@christophermcquarrie Mission: Accepted. Though I’m not the sort to follow orders…”

It is not known what character the 37-year-old will be portraying, or if she will appear in both the seventh and eighth instalments, which are being filmed back-to-back.

According to IMDb, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson is set to reprise her role of Ilsa Faust in the seventh movie. It is not yet known if other regulars, such as Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Alec Baldwin will return.

McQuarrie will direct both films from his own screenplays and will produce along Cruise and J. J. Abrams, among others. The first instalment is set for release in July 2021, while the follow-up will arrive in August 2022.

Atwell, who is perhaps most famous for playing Captain America’s love interest Peggy Carter in the Marvel films, was recently seen in Avengers: Endgame and Blinded by the Light. She is currently filming TV show Criminal.

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**SPOILER ALERT** Anthony Mackie cried with Chris Evans after discovering Avengers: Endgame conclusion

Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie cried together as they bonded over the ending of Avengers: Endgame. Mackie plays Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and in the final installment of the Avengers franchise, Evans’ Steve Rogers retir…

Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie cried together as they bonded over the ending of Avengers: Endgame.

Mackie plays Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and in the final installment of the Avengers franchise, Evans’ Steve Rogers retires as Captain America as he hands over his famous shield to his flying sidekick.

Evans was so excited to find out the unexpected ending of his tenure as the superhero that he rushed to share the news with Mackie before he’d had chance to read the script for himself.

Mackie told IMDb, “We were at his house and he goes, ‘You excited?’ And I go, ‘What are you talking about?’ and he goes, ‘You don’t know?’ He jumps up, runs out of the room and comes back in with the script.”

After reading the ending with Evans, the 8 Mile star admitted he was “blown away”.

“We cried. We drank. We laughed,” he shared. “I am very happy I got that moment with Chris, for him to not only pass me the shield, but to tell me it was happening.”

The actors first worked together as Captain America and Falcon in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was also directed by Endgame filmmakers Anthony and Joe Russo.

And filming the closing scenes on Endgame was incredibly emotional for Mackie, as the father-of-three admitted the significance of becoming the first black Captain America began to really dawn on him.

“It means a lot to me for my sons to see Captain America as a black dude and for me to be that dude to my sons,” the 40 year old continued. “So that moment was not just, ‘Hey, we’re acting.’ It was more of a thing. And then they (the Russo brothers) cut and I cried. And Chris cried. And the Russos cried. And everyone cried. It was an emotional day.”

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