Captain America Star Chris Evans Reveals He’d Have Loved to Play Spider-Man

Chris Evans has revealed the one Marvel character he always wanted to play was Spider-Man. Evans – known for his time as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – admitted he loved Marvel growing up, but Spider-Man was always his favorite character and one he’d have loved to portray.

In an interview with SCMP, Evans said:

“I love Captain America, but Spider-Man was my childhood hero. I would have loved doing scenes like attaching myself to the sides of buildings and trying to spring from one building to the next.”

One thing that would have held Evan’s back however, is Spidey’s mask, with the Captain America star admitting he hates it.

“But I would have hated to wear Spider-Man’s mask. I’m very claustrophobic, and I doubt whether I could have worn that kind of full suit and mask for hours a day on a set. I much prefer my Captain America outfit, which I think is cooler anyway!”

Evans, who also played the Human Torch in two Fantastic Four movies, would have been an interesting choice as Peter Park, but there’s no denying how iconic his Captain America is and I’m thankful we got to see that.

Published by Comic Book Complex

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5 thoughts on “Captain America Star Chris Evans Reveals He’d Have Loved to Play Spider-Man

  1. Given that the MCU went with a younger Parker, Chris is a bit old for the role anyway. 😀

    He’s a great actor though. Cap comes off as a completely different person than Johnny Storm.

  2. After watching Chris as Captain America I can’t even imagine him in any other superhero role. As RDJ is born to play Tony Stark aka IRON MAN, this man born to play Captain America.

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