On March 23rd, ACE Comic Con shared an exclusive Q&A with Chris and Scott Evans, moderated by the fantastic Angélique Roché. This conversation touches on so many topics that we could listen to Chris and Scott talk about for hours and hours. The brothers spoke about everything from their favorite childhood memories, all the theater stories, and the scare wars they’ve become quite known for on Instagram.
I am a longtime fan of both the Evans brothers and a relatively new fan of Roché. The latter began when I attended ACE Comic Con Midwest in 2019 and got to see how freaking great Angélique Roché is at her job. That’s why it was such a treat to learn that she would be moderating the Q&A with Chris and Scott.
You should watch the conversation in its entirety for yourself because it is an absolute blast from start to finish. If you already have or you’re waiting until you have some extra time, check out this list of 5 things we learned from Chris and Scott’s conversation with ACE Comic Con.
1. Chris Is Excited about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
It’s not hard to believe that Chris would be excited to see The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Chris, Sebastian Stan, and Anthony Mackie have always been one of the MCU’s most iconic trios. Chris even speaks to the longevity of his working relationship with Stan since the latter has been there since Captain America: The First Avenger.
Although Chris has yet to watch the new Disney+ series, he is excited to see what awaits Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson. Chris knows that the show will be up to par with the rest of Marvel’s content because of Kevin Feige’s vision and Mackie and Stan’s enduring friendship. Like us, Chris has seen how Anthony and Sebastian have found such a fun and special rapport. Chris is sure that will translate well onto the show.
2. Scott Is a Massive WandaVision Fan
Chris confessed to having not seen WandaVision yet, but Scott has and loved it. He even picked the Scarlet Witch as one of two characters he would want to play in the MCU. The other was Black Widow. Scott has excellent taste in Marvel characters!
Chris joked that Scott only wanted to be Black Widow because of Natasha’s outfit, to which Scott replied, “Well, I have the outfit.” Scott went on to praise both female superheroes for their impressive roster of fighting techniques and powers. We don’t disagree with him there!
3. Chris Would Like to Play Iron Man
On the other hand, Chris said he would want to play Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Chris has said this over the years. Chris said that Iron Man would be such a great character to play because “he’s the engine, he’s the life.” Tony Stark is the godfather of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after all.
Chris explained that he doesn’t think there should be another iteration of that character because of RDJ’s lasting impact. Chris said, “He’s Iron Man, the end.” I can’t argue with him on that! As fun as it is to imagine what Chris Evans’ version of Tony Stark and Iron Man would look like, it’s always going to be RDJ.
4. Chris & Scott Understand the Power of their Platforms
Angélique asked the brothers about their “conscious decision” to be active on social media to support voting initiatives (like A Starting Point), social justice movements, and more. Both Chris and Scott speak very openly and honestly about why they think it is so important for someone with their platforms to use them as a means for good.
Scott gave an insightful and personal answer about why he feels so drawn to speak up on social media. Chris found it difficult to follow-up with a good response after Scott’s answer but made an excellent point in that it’s “hard to rationalize” why people wouldn’t want to use their platform to try and create lasting, positive change.
5. Little Shop of Horrors Is on Hold (For Now)
Chris couldn’t offer any updates on projects like the Russo Brothers’ latest Netflix film, The Gray Man, or the upcoming Pixar movie Lightyear, where Chris will voice the original Buzz Lightyear. He did give us some details on how things are going for a highly-anticipated musical Chris is attached to — Little Shop of Horrors.
Chris was set to portray dentist Orin Scrivello, according to THR. Steve Martin played Scivello in the 1986 movie. Chris shared that Little Shop of Horrors is at a standstill at the moment due to some ongoing discussions with Warner Bros. regarding budgeting, amongst other things. He is as much impatient to be a part of this movie musical as we are to see him in it.
Scott told fans to “get loud” when Chris mentioned that fans showing their enthusiasm for the project online might be the incentive Warner Bros. needs to move things along. I know that we Chris Evans fans are dying to see Chris in a musical, just like he’s dying to be a part of it. Fingers crossed that we’ll get some positive Little Shop of Horrors news soon.