When Captain America was first introduced in Captain America: The First Avenger, he was the picture perfect Boy Scout. Well, apart from his skinny demeanor. But there was no mistaking that he had an unshakeable loyalty to his country, and that was admittedly one of the big turn-offs a lot of people had with his character.
That all changed with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when it turned out the organization he had been following had been secretly infiltrated by Hydra. Now all of a sudden, he had almost nothing else to believe in but his own instincts, which led into his conflict with Iron Man in Civil War. Clearly, this is a man who’s going through some stuff, and speaking with Screen Rant, actor Chris Evans spoke to that, saying:
“I think Cap knows how to compartmentalize. I’m not gonna speak to what the film addresses, but in terms of my character, I think he is slowly – he’s becoming disillusioned as he gets older. Every single movie, he learns a little bit more than the world isn’t the way he kind of wants it to be, and I think that’s why there’s a connection between him and Black Widow. Black Widow has seen a lot more than he is, and is kind of a little more calloused, and I think in a lot of ways, he looks up to that and learns from that.
First, it was kind of the hierarchy of a kind of government structure that fell apart, and then there was a friendship that kind of betrayed him or abandoned him, I should say. I think when those things happen, it’s like a destruction of a belief system to some degree, and you kind of can be a little cold as a result.”
Evans then goes on to say that Cap has since been on the run. He may not have the shield, but he’s still a man who wants to help.
“And so he’s been running these missions, answering to nobody, really. I mean, it really is the sign of a broken person. But yeah, that’s the wear and tear.”
Is this a wear and tear that will eventually lead to the man’s death? We saw the final Avengers: Infinity War trailer that he was going head-to-head with Thanos, and let’s be real, he doesn’t stand a chance against the Mad Titan.
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SOURCE: Screen Rant