“I can’t say no to this. I just can’t”: Captain America Star Chris Evans Couldn’t Refuse Dwayne Johnson’s Offer For a Christmas Movie

"I can't say no to this. I just can't": Captain America Star Chris Evans Couldn't Refuse Dwayne Johnson's Offer For a Christmas Movie
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Chris Evans couldn’t contain his excitement as he shared his wonderful experience working with his co-star Dwayne Johnson on their upcoming Christmas film, Red One(2023). Not only did Evans express his gratitude for being a part of the action-comedy, but he also couldn’t help but praise Johnson, applauding his professionalism and talent throughout the entire production process.


Evans was captivated by the idea of working on a holiday film, and the prospect of having Dwayne Johnson as his co-star only added to his excitement.

Chris Evans
Chris Evans

Chris Evans couldn’t say “No” to Red One co-star

Chris Evans shared some interesting insights during a recent panel at Chicago’s C2E2 expo (via ComicBook.com). Specifically, he disclosed:


I’ve been in this industry for too long, but I’ve never seen a Christmas movie come across my lap. It’s never been on my radar. They happen. They’re occasional. But it’s never been something that’s come my way. So the fact that this one popped up, I was like ‘I can’t say no to this. I just can’t.’ And Dwayne is just unbelievable.

Dwayne Johnson with JK Simmons as Santa for Red One
Dwayne Johnson with JK Simmons as Santa for Red One

Chris Evans, the ex Avenger took the opportunity to lavish praise on the fellow actor, stating:

 “He’s such a nice guy. He’s incredible at what he does actually, he’s so funny. He’s really charming and really knows. What [he] knows, he’s great at it and does it really, really well.”

Evans couldn’t help but express his admiration for the director, Jake Kasdan, and the hilariously well-crafted script. With great respect and appreciation, Evans knew he had to seize the opportunity and was absolutely thrilled to have done so. He was grateful for the experience, noting that it was one of the best he had ever had.

Also Read: “He means so much to me”: Chris Evans Addresses Returning as Captain America Ahead of Co-Star Anthony Mackie’s Future in the MCU


What we know about Red One

Red One brings together a star-studded creative team, with director Jake Kasdan of Jumanji(1995-2019) fame at the helm, and the script penned by Chris Morgan, a seasoned writer of the Fast & Furious(2001-2023) franchise. With Dwayne Johnson as the lead, the movie promises to be a family-friendly holiday adventure, blending action with heartwarming themes that will appeal to multiple demographics.

Though the plot is shrouded in mystery, we do know that Johnson’s character, Callum Drift, will be battling the wicked Krampus to protect Santa Claus, played by J.K. Simmons, with Mrs. Claus portrayed by Caroline Hunt.

Behind the Scenes from the sets of Red One
Behind the Scenes from the Sets of Red One

Evans, meanwhile, will play the relatable “everyman” Jack O’Malley, whose role in the story is still unclear. Simmons’ unconventional portrayal of Santa Claus, with his muscular build, has already piqued fans’ curiosity and left them wondering what other surprises Red One has in store.


Amazon’s recent acquisition of the film treatment is a testament to having won the bid in a highly contested race. With the streaming landscape becoming increasingly crowded, Amazon is doubling down on its commitment to producing more accessible and broadly appealing content. With the likes of HBO Max, Paramount Plus, and Disney Plus vying for market share, Amazon is determined to stay ahead of the game by providing viewers with the very best in popular entertainment.

Related: Fresh Off of Black Adam Disaster, Dwayne Johnson Calls ‘Red One’ Co-Star J. K. Simmons “One of Our Generation’s Greatest Actors”

Chris Evans’ Captain America vs Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam

The future of the DC Universe is uncertain as co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran prepare to reveal their plans for the franchise following the release of Black Adam(2022). Unfortunately, the movie received mixed reviews, leaving many fans feeling disappointed and uncertain about the direction of the franchise.

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

To make matters worse, Dwayne Johnson recently announced that he would be stepping back from his role in the DC Universe, leaving many to wonder what this means for the future of the franchise. Johnson’s comments about the messy nature of his departure have only added to the sense of uncertainty and dejection surrounding the DC Universe.

Chris Evans’ portrayal of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is one for the books. The actor made the character his own, captivating audiences with his heroic spirit and unwavering commitment to doing what is right.

Chris Evans as Captain America
Chris Evans as Captain America

After over a decade of bringing Cap to life on the big screen, Evans announced his retirement from the role in 2019, having completed a fulfilling character arc in Avengers: Endgame(2019). While fans would love to see him reprise the role, Evans has moved on to new projects, leaving behind a legacy of victory and success as one of the most beloved superheroes in cinematic history.


Also Read: ‘It totally would have hit him like a suckerpunch’: The Rock’s Relentless 15 Years of Hard Work to Bring Black Adam to DCU Getting Canceled in 1 Day Made Him and James Gunn Mortal Enemies?



Written by Ankush Mallick

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My name's Ankush and I'm from Kolkata. I'm currently rockin' my early 20s while studying B.Com Hons.
Now, when it comes to my interests, I'm all about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I mean, who wouldn't want to see a group of misfits save the world while dressed in spandex?
But let me tell you, I'm not just a couch potato. Nope, I also like to get my sweat on through sports and other physical shenanigans. And when I'm not being a superhero myself, I make sure to kick it with my fam, 'cause family time is priceless, my friends.