SAN DIEGO — Chris Evans was already at San Diego Comic-Con to promote his highly anticipated Marvel film "Captain America," but the actor made a big splash when he appeared onstage at the studio's Saturday panel, along with the full cast lineup of "The Avengers."
Evans took the stage alongside director Joss Whedon and fellow castmembers Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johannson, Clark Gregg, Chris Hemsworth and newcomers Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner. And earlier Saturday, during the MTV News live stream, Evans talked about how excited he was to work with Whedon on the 2012 culmination of the stand-alone Marvel superhero films.
"It seems like he knows the world incredibly well. It seems like this world respects him back. It seems like he's the guy for the job," Evans said of the director. "He did a pass on the 'Captain America' script, and it was just phenomenal. All the little tweaks he made, he really knows storytelling; he really knows dialogue and script writing, and that's always a comforting thing."
There are still two films to be released — "Thor" and "Captain America" — before "The Avengers" hits theaters, and Evans said his attention is focused on his own film for now. He said he's already met Downey Jr. and Whedon to talk about the film, but there is still much work to be done on "Avengers," including the all-important script.
The potential success of bringing together these Marvel characters in one giant film could influence how comic book films are made going forward, a sentiment that was discussed during the Warner Bros. panel for "Green Lantern," which raised the possibility of a possible DC universe equivalent. Bringing together all of the various Marvel characters — Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Nick Fury and Hawkeye — in one film will be a challenge for Whedon, one Evans said he's eager to see the helmer take on.
"We'll see how they're going to write it," Evans said. "I'm not quite sure what Joss has in mind, but I'm sure they'll find a way to make everyone kind of blend and have a role to play. I don't think anyone's going to be carrying the load."
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