Chris Evans plays the iconic comic-book superhero Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the MCU, and it’s very difficult to imagine anyone else in his place. He has totally nailed the character and Marvel fans simply adore him for that. However, he wasn’t the only actor that Marvel was exploring at the time of initial casting.
John Krasinski (A Quiet Place) was among the probables and he still remembers the call he received on his wife’s birthday, that Marvel is going with Evans. He told his wife Emily Blunt that there is no need to cancel dinner plans. He said that he wasn’t surprised by the decision.
In an interview with Variety, he said:
“My agent called and said, ‘They’re going to go with Chris Evans,'” Krasinski said. “And I remember I said, ‘Yeah, look at him. He’s Captain America.'”
Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ has got a lot of critical acclaim and his fanbase liked his performance. In fact, a sequel is already in the works. The producer of the movie Andrew Form said this to Collider:
“Oh Krasinski is definitely involved. We’re lucky on this one. I’ve had movies where the studio says to you, ‘Here’s your date. Let’s go!’ and on this one we’re not rushing anything, which is amazing. So, we’re gonna take our time, we’re gonna figure out where to go, but there is no rush on it and we’re just starting to talk about it. We’re figuring out what everyone’s involvement’s gonna be and what the actual next movie’s gonna be. The first one is so special to us that we really want to take our time with this and not rush anything.”
Krasinski has also landed a role in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan to be premiered on Amazon Prime on August 31st. He will get to test his physicality for such roles in this TV series. He said:
“Thank God I was editing a movie, because I didn’t have to do anything. I was just sitting there with my leg up.”
Chris Evans, on the other hand, appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and will be seen as Captain America in Avengers 4 for one last time, as his contract will come to an end. Here’s what Evans has said till now:
“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter, They said they had so many other characters to fit in, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, and couldn’t get them all into one movie. (I came back) because it made sense. It’s going to wrap everything up.”
“It’s really not up to me. My contract is up. I’m not going to sit here and say ‘No more.’ I think Hugh Jackman has made 47 Wolverine movies, and they somehow keep getting better. It’s a character I love, and it’s a factory that really knows what they’re doing. The system is sound, over there. They make great movies. If they weren’t kicking out quality, I’d have a different opinion. But, everything Marvel does seems to be cinema gold. And like I said, I love the character. The only reason it would end is that my contract is up. After Avengers 4, my contract is done. Talk to Marvel. If we engage further, I’d be open to it. I love the character. It’s almost like high school. You certainly always look to senior year, and then, all of a sudden, senior year happens and you’re like, ‘I don’t know if I’m ready to go.’ It’s tough thinking about not playing the guy.”
Further, he said:
“Well, the contracts done. A lot of our contracts are through. Myself, [Robert] Downey, [Chris] Hemsworth, we all kind of started roughly at the same time. I mean, I think we all through Avengers 4 kind of wrap it up. But at this point I don’t know what’s next, but yeah by 2019 that’s it… Well, we’ll see.” “
He finally said:
“You want to get off the train before they push you off.”