“Batman has demons. The problem with Cap that I found was…”: Chris Evans on Why Batman is Superior to Captain America in 1 Way

Chris Evans believes that DC superhero Batman is superior to Captain America in one aspect.

"Batman has demons. The problem with Cap that I found was...": Chris Evans on Why Batman is Superior to Captain America in 1 Way

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  • Chris Evans made his MCU debut as Captain America in the 2011 film, a character that would end up becoming one of the most popular and most beloved in the franchise
  • However, despite the character and franchise's success and acclaim, the Gifted actor felt slightly disappointed, considering he couldn't find an edge in his Marvel character.
  • During a 2011 interview with Moviefone, Evans candidly discussed the challenges of playing the character and why he believes that the DC superhero Batman surpasses Captain America in a particular key aspect.
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Chris Evans made his MCU debut as Captain America in the 2011 film, a character that would end up becoming one of the most popular and most beloved in the franchise. He continued playing the part for nearly a decade before the title went to his co-star Anthony Mackie, who is set to star in the next Captain America movie. However, despite the character and franchise’s success and acclaim, the Gifted actor felt slightly disappointed, considering he couldn’t find an edge in his Marvel character.

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Chris Evans as Captain America
Chris Evans as Captain America

During a 2011 interview with Moviefone, Evans candidly discussed the challenges of playing the character and why he believes that the DC superhero Batman surpasses Captain America in a particular key aspect.

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Chris Evans Claims Captain America Lacks a Unique Edge Like Batman

During an interview with Moviefone, Marvel star Chris Evans expressed his appreciation for the remarkable rewards that came with starring as Captain America in the MCU. Reflecting on his character, he also emphasized that the essence of a character lies in the substance provided.

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However, upon comparing his role to the DC superhero Batman, he said, “You know, Batman has demons. Obviously, he’s a guy in a suit, but he has a lot of issues.”  Evans emphasized that while Batman’s demons give him depth and make him a complex character, it is something Captain America lacks.

“The problem with Cap’ that I found was that he’s just… he’s such a good guy. There’s nothing that he can’t put on his shoulders. The reason he’s chosen to be Cap’ is because of his ability to say, “I got this. There’s nothing you can throw at me that I can’t handle. I got it.”

Christian Bale as Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy
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He further mentioned how it is hard to find an edge to his character due to his ability to handle conflict with “maturely, rationally, calmly, intelligently.” However, he also shared that he was looking forward to seeing how the character would develop in future films.

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Chris Evans Was Quite Content With Captain America’s Evolution

While he felt that his character lacked depth in the initial stages of the cinematic universe, Chris Evans later shared that he was quite content with Captain America’s “evolution and arcs.” While promoting the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he told Screen Rant, 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

“I feel pretty good. I feel pretty good. You know, it’s – Marvel’s done a great job of giving him, you know, evolution and arcs, so you never feel stagnant, you never feel like the character’s become stale.”

Expressing his satisfaction with Steve Rogers’s character development in the MCU, he said that it has kept the character fresh and interesting. Evans stated that he always believed that the character had more to be explored. The Avengers star also said that he is more comfortable playing the role than ever before, as he is able to bring more to the role as a result.

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Captain America movies are available on Disney+.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.