It’s nearly the Freakin’ Weekend, so it’s time for another merely okay episode of the MOVIE QUEST Podcast! In episode 4, Julianne and I discuss 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger! We discuss Chris Evans’ smolbody, Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull makeup, and ABC’s Agent Carter. There are also a fair amount of Hitler references and jokes.
Starring Chris Evans, 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger is a kick-ass thrill ride that does an incredible job of setting up the rest of the MCU. Next up for the MOVIE QUEST crew: 2012’s The Avengers!
Here’s a couple of notes from the IMDB page to get our SEO score high:
- Chris Evans declined the role three times before accepting the part. Not out of dislike for the role, but because he feared what the effects of the sudden increase of fame would be on his private life. Then Robert Downey Jr. convinced him to take the part, and thus gain the freedom to sign on any other role he’d want afterwards. After that, he had a meeting with director Joe Johnston and the producers, who convinced him to take the role.
- Unlike some of his other fellow actors and actresses who play parts in the film, Chris Evans didn’t have to audition for the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America, since the filmmakers were desperate to have him play the part.
- Stanley Tucci took the role of Dr. Erskine because the role enabled him to use a German accent, which he always wanted to do.
- Chris Evans was paid $300,000 to play the title role.
- Joe Simon, who created the “Captain America” comic book in 1941 (before Stan Lee revived it in 1964), was approached to make a cameo appearance in the film.