Chris Evans may play Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he’s pretty great superhero in real life as well. Now, Evans is teaming up with Omaze for a new charity event that will let four lucky fans join him on an escape room adventure.
Via the official Omaze website, one winner and three of their closest friends will get a free trip to Boston and enter an escape room with Evans. The only thing we know about the particular escape room is that it will be an original narrative, but Omaze suggests that “you could solve a murder, get locked up in a haunted house, rob a bank or maybe even solve a murder in a haunted bank.” We kind of love that last idea. Afterwards, Evans and his escape room companions will be heading out for burgers and beers. Sounds good to us!
Evans’ charity of choice for this event is Christopher’s Haven, an organization that provides nine temporary and fully-furnished apartments for families of children being treated for cancer in Boston hospitals. Christopher’s Haven is located near Massachusetts General Hospital, and the organization is primarily powered by its network of volunteers.
Even if you don’t win the big prize, Omaze is offering several reward incentives, including T-shirts, posters and DVDs signed by Evans, and even the opportunity to get Evans to leave a personalized voicemail message. You can get more information and make a pledge by visiting this link.
Fox Searchlight has released the trailer for the upcoming Marc Webb-directed indie drama Gifted that stars Chris Evans as a single man raising his math-prodigy niece (McKenna Grace). In theaters April 12, the pic co-stars Octavia Spencer, Lindsay Duncan and Jenny Slate
Written by Tom Flynn, Gifted tells the story of Frank Adler (Evans), whose plans for a normal life for his spirited niece Mary are interrupted when the 7-year-old’s mathematics abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Duncan). Frank is forced to take legal action after his mother’s plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate the two.
FilmNation’s Karen Lunder and Andy Cohen produced the pic
the 10th installment of celebrities reading mean tweets Wednesday, featuring Hugh Grant, Kate Hudson, Greg Kinnear, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Evans, Jane Lynch, Norman Reedus, Margot Robbie, Anthony Mackie, Judd Apatow, Olivia Wilde, Paul Rudd, Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron, Wanda Sykes, Russell Crowe, Bryan Cranston and Kiefer Sutherland. “The Internet, as you know, is both a wonderful and horrible place, a place where people will go to show their love and also their hate,” host Jimmy Kimmel said before he introduced the recurring bit. “From time to time, we like to call the haters out by inviting well-known people to read some of the not so nice things that people have written about them.”
Grant couldn’t believe someone would tweet something so cruel. “Are these real or do you make them up to be especially nasty?” he asked. Other actors, including Hudson, Kinnear and Evans, merely laughed at the absurdity of what had been written about them.
These days, Chris Evans is blissfully in love with Jenny Slate, but his very first heartbreak is a big part of the reason he’s such a huge star now.
Evans sat down with W Magazine and opened up about how he was bitten by the acting bug. As with all great stories, it starts with a girl. When Evans was just 12 years old, he auditioned for his first school play and didn’t end up getting the lead role.
“I played the supporting lead, which was just as good,” he explained. “I ended up dating one of the more popular girls as a result, and then the second the play was over, she dumped me. And I learned then the power of getting a good role.”
After learning a good role could land him popular drama girls, and genuinely enjoying his time on stage, Evans continued acting in community theaters all through middle and high school. “That’s the good thing about doing community theater. The ratio of guy to girl is drastically imbalanced, so you have a much greater chance of getting a good part.”
Marvel Entertainment has released another clip from the much larger “United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War” featurette that will be included in the Digital HD and Blu-ray releases.
This one-minute video features Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sebastian Stan talking up Team Cap — Steve Rogers/Captain America (Evans), Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Stan), Wanda/Scarlet Witch (Olsen), Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
“We found Bucky first; we broke him free, so we in turn have The Winter Soldier on our squad as well,” says Evans. “We also have Scarlet Witch.” Olsen adds, “I was just kind of looking around like, ‘We have a really good team, you guys.’ And it felt that way. And we had all the jokey people on our team.”
Not all blooper reels are created equal. Most films and TV shows lack the comedy powerhouse lineup of a Parks And Recreation gag reel, say, and to expect such would be asking too much. But when you’ve got an entire movie crammed full of the most recognizable and successful stars in Hollywood, it somehow makes all those flubbed lines and goofball mugging for the camera that much more delightful. Such is the case with the just released gag reel for Captain America: Civil War, hot on the heels of Marvel’s endlessly watchable video revealing just what Thor was up to during this superhero grudge match. It’s a short but satisfying assemblage of clips, in which tricky dialogue gets mangled, Scarlett Johansson has trouble with her weapons, and Chris Evans promises he’ll “act the shit out of” a scene, just as soon as he stops laughing.
Actors Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie took time out of their day to visit a children’s hospital in Boston.
The Marvel superheroes greeted dozens of fans in the children’s unit of MassGeneral hospital. Evans is a big supporter of kids health, often donating time to visit sick children. Last year, he even suited up in his Captain America costume to visit kids with fellow actor Chris Pratt.
The 22-Pushup Challenge may just be the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2016. The viral awareness campaign — which aims to bring attention to the 22 military veterans who commit suicide daily — is spreading like wildfire through the ranks of celebrity action stars. Hollywood heavyweights like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, John Krasinski, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Scott Eastwood and others have posted videos of themselves completing the 22 pushups, often accompanied by their curious pups (or, in the case of Pratt, joined by wife Anna Faris).
So who’s next? Jeremy Renner, Ludacris, Miles Teller, and Chadwick Boseman are just a few of the bold-name nominees that we can expect to see in the next rounds, if they choose to take up the challenge posed by their famous friends. Anyone is encouraged to participate; as of Monday afternoon, there were about 100,000 posts with the related hashtags on Instagram, from sports teams to politicians or private citizens. The goal of the campaign, as articulated by organization 22KILL, is to collectively make it to 1 million pushups.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 15, 2016
Chris Evans took home the first award of the 2016 Teen Choice Awards, accepting the surfboard for choice sci-fi/fantasy movie actor for Captain America: Civil War. (The movie also won choice sci-fi/fantasy movie!) He strutted up and accepted the honor, but seemed to think it must be a mistake. Why? Well, watch his acceptance speech for yourself! Personally, we’re just glad to see his pecs strutting anywhere
Marvel’s next “Avengers” adventure — titled “Infinity War” — might no longer be told two in two parts, as it was previously announced to be.
A schedule change from Disney late Friday said that the second film in the planned two-parter would no longer be called “Avengers: Infinity War Part II.” Instead, that project has been renamed as an “Untitled Avengers” film.
The studio will release the first part “Avengers: Infinity War” — no longer with “Part 1” in its title — as planned on May 4, 2018. The second film, now called “Avengers Untitled,” will hit as planned on May 3, 2019.
Representatives for Disney, Marvel and the Russo Bros did not respond to TheWrap’s request for further comment.
In an interview on Uproxx in May, the brothers signaled their intention to change the titles. “The movies are two very different movies,” Joe Russo said, with Anthony adding, “it is misleading.”
“The intention is we will change it, we just haven’t come up with the titles yet. But, yes, we will change it,” Joe concluded.
This retitling (or un-titling, as it were) raises questions about the 2019 film involving the heroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). That film is still scheduled to hit on May 3, 2019.
The Russos were expected to begin shooting the project this November, and were thought to be filming both films back-to-back with a year in between for edits and release.
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: Civil War”) are writing the script with input from the Russos.