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“We turned Chris Evans… to America’s A**hole”: Russo Brothers Talk About Why Turning Captain Into a Sociopath for ‘The Gray Man’ Was “Obvious”

Thanks to the decade-long journey of playing the greatest man in the world, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, we see Chris Evans as nothing but an utter personification of sublimity. But that all is about to change. The Avengers actor will embrace the dark side in the upcoming Netflix thriller, The Gray Man. And according to Russo Brothers, Evans will become the sociopath of the movie and not the hero. However, that change was not something that they had to force, but it was rather obvious.

And if you are wondering why it was so obvious for them to turn Chris Evans into the bad guy, then let us give you exactly the answer that you need. Here is what Joe Russo had to say about Evans’ transformation, and how they talked about The Gray Man to him on the sets of Avengers: End Game.

Chris Evans: the journey from a good man to the big bad in Netflix’s The Gray Man

The story of the upcoming Netflix Spy thriller (which may become a franchise) is centered on two amazing characters. And of course, two of the biggest actors of the generation are going to embrace both these roles. Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling will take up the roles of two super spies in this multi-million dollar project, both of which find themselves at two diverging ends of the spectrum. While we have been habitual to seeing both of these actors in roles of heroes, this time around, Chris Evans is the bad man in this movie. And this change has been something that all of us are looking forward to.

Russo Brothers even took to Twitter to highlight the transformation that Chris Evans went through.

While talking to Den of Geek, Joe Russo revealed they didn’t even have to sell Chris Evans on the role, it was the other way around as Chris sold them. It was during the wrapping up of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game when they asked Evans about what he wanted to do next in his career. “You know what? I’m comfortable enough in my life and the work I’ve done that I’m just interested in taking risks moving forward, and I just want to play challenging characters,” replied Evans. Thus, they felt it was the right move to offer Chris the role of the sociopath and not the hero in The Gray Man.

ALSO READ: “We Wanted to Use ‘The Winter Soldier’ as a Springboard”: Joe Russo on the Captain America Connection of Netflix’s ‘The Gray Man’ Besides Chris Evans

Are you excited to see Chris Evans as a villain? Because we definitely are.

Manorath Thacker

Manorath Thacker (he/him) is a writer at Netflix Junkie. He is an English Literature graduate. Manorath is enthusiastic about Greek Mythology and Fiction. Very enamored of music, books, and all entertainment mediums. Some of his favorite shows and movies include How I Met Your Mother, The Witcher, Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, Rick and Morty, Lord of the Rings, and Dead Poets Society. Manorath can often be caught humming the tunes of One Direction and Hozier. He is also a big fan of Football and a passionate supporter of Real Madrid and can be found at the library buried under books or on the football field kicking the ball. He believes in spreading joy and treating people with kindness and can frequently be seen cooking and serving food with a happy heart and a smiling face. He aspires to make a name for himself in the writing field and dreams of publishing his own books someday.