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Chris Evans has a long history of making superhero movies, not only as Captain America, but before and after the MCU. At a time when many actors are expressing a desire to play a comic book character, not many actors can brag about playing two major Marvel superheroes plus a reimagined version of a classic Pixar character. Chris Evans, on the other hand, has had that privilege for the past 17 years.

While audiences may associate Chris Evans with Captain America, the first Marvel superhero the actor played was Johnny Storm. The Fox Fantastic Four Duology predates the MCU by a few years, and while it was never as successful as the Avengers films, it helped launch Chris Evans’ career. The Role of Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger would then begin Evans’ eight-year journey as one of the MCU’s pillars and culminate with his Avengers: Endgame send.

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Most recently, Chris Evans voiced Buzz Lightyear, the “real” version of the character and not the toy at Pixar’s light year. While Buzz Lightyear isn’t a comic book character like Captain America and Human Torch, the Toy Story spinoff reimagines Buzz as a real-life space ranger – which certainly makes him a superhero of sorts. Out of Fantastic Four (2005) to light yearhere’s every Chris Evans superhero movie, from worst to best.

Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)


Post credit scene from Fantastic Four Rise Of The Silver Surfer

The first Fantastic Four Film is far from perfect, but it has its strengths. However, Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer sees the first film’s flaws more than its qualities, making the sequel a far less enjoyable film. As exciting as one Fantastic Four Movie with Silver Surfer, Doom and Galactus sounded, Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer was made at a time when such an event was nearly impossible – as evidenced by the infamous Galactus cloud look. Chris Evans is still great as Johnny Storm, but his best moments don’t shine like they did in the first film.


Fantastic Four (2005)


Fantastic Four 2005

Fantastic Four (2005) was perhaps not as remarkable as Sam Raimi’s Spiderman or the start of a franchise as long lasting as X-Men, but the film managed to capture the essence of the Fantastic Four at a time when comic book adaptations were much more difficult to make. Aside from the inspired cast, there’s nothing particularly noteworthy about it Fantastic Four. The dynamic between the Fantastic Four Members was spot on, but Doctor Doom’s empty look and boring action sequences take place Fantastic Four behind most of Chris Evans’ superhero films.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)


Hulk, Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Thor, Vision and Iron Man in Avengers Age of Ultron

Of all of Chris Evans’ MCU films, Avengers: Age of Ultron has the most problems. age of ultron lacks the “never done it” aspect of The Avengers, and it doesn’t add anything new to the Avengers dynamic. Ultron wasn’t as compelling as Loki or Thanos, and the Battle of Sokovia felt like a repeat of the Battle of New York. That said Avengers: Age of Ultron is still solid avenger Movie, far better executed than that Fantastic Four movies.


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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)


Captain America: The First Avenger checks all the boxes of a solid origin story. It sells fast that Chris Evans is Captain America, despite being released relatively shortly thereafter Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and it introduces many characters and elements that would become pivotal in the MCU. Agent Peggy Carter, Bucky Barnes and the Tesseract are the most notable examples. However, Captain America: The First Avenger is not as notable as the first Iron Man film and falls short in comparison to the other two Captain America Movies that would follow him.


light year (2022)


light year

Buzz Lightyear might not be a superhero in the same sense as Captain America and Human Torch, but light year can be seen to represent the character as one. The Pixar reimagining of Buzz sees Chris Evans as the “real life” space ranger from the universal film who inspired the Buzz Lightyear line of toys seen in toy story. Despite the confusing premise light year succeeds in creating a Buzz Lightyear mythology without relying on it toy story. However, the price is a film that is far too ordinary and similar to other superhero and sci-fi stories. Chris Evans had the difficult mission of playing an alternate version of such an iconic character, but the actor pulled it off.


The Avengers (2012)


Avengers 2012 could be a hit

Captain America: The First Avenger introduced Steve Rogers, but it’s really in The Avengers that Captain America first shone in the MCU. Balancing the storylines and screen time of six superheroes, four of which were from solo films, wasn’t easy, and this is why The Avengers‘ Feat remains impressive. The scale of the film, particularly in the Battle of New York, managed to translate a superhero comic book fight to the big screen, something the X-Men and Fantastic Four Movies have always struggled. Marvel Studios had already made a name for itself iron man in 2008, but it was after that The Avengers that the MCU really became a box office titan.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)


Falcon Sam Wilson with Team Captain America Ant-Man Hawkeye Scarlet Witch Winter Soldier

Captain America: Civil War was one of the riskiest films in the MCU. It seemed impossible to even adapt a modern Marvel classic into a movie, let alone a Captain America movie instead of an Avengers movie. Quiet, civil war worked within the MCU and had a long-term impact on the franchise. The fight scene between Team Iron Man and Team Cap was about as funny as could be expected, but there was real emotion involved civil war ended up in the fight between Captain America and Iron Man. The only downside is that civil war wasn’t a real Captain America movie – not like The First Avenger or Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


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Avengers: Endgame (2019)


Chris Evans as Captain America in Avengers_Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of Chris Evans’ career and it’s hard to imagine any other film taking its place. While endgame is not as intense and fast as Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers’ time heist, served to celebrate the 10 year journey of the Infinity saga and the final battle against Thanos is unlike any other in the genre. Chris Evans has had many moments to shine endgameincluding fighting himself, and said the icon “Avengers Unite” line and plays an old version of Steve Rogers. if endgame was the last Chris Evans MCU film, then the actor went into overdrive.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)


Chris Evans as Captain America in Avengers Infinity War

Captain America may not have been as present Infinite War like he did endgamebut the 2018 film is still the best of the two-part conclusion to the Infinity saga. Infinite War saw Thanos at the peak of his confidence and delivered a more interesting villain than anyone else in the MCU. Infinite War saw battles in the third act throughout the movie, and almost every Avenger or Guardians of the Galaxy was in the spotlight. not how endgamewhich only focused on the original Avengers, Infinite War had to deal with dozens of characters, which makes the end result more impressive.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)


Captain America: The Winter Soldier Crossovers and large-scale fights don’t have it civil war or Infinite War had, but it has a better story. The Winter Soldier is the first of the Russo Brothers’ MCU films and proved how important the duo could be for the future of the MCU. Chris Evans’ Captain America finds himself caught in an interesting moral dilemma about a hero unsure who he’s really fighting for, allowing the actor to deliver one of his finest performances as Steve Rogers. The spy thriller atmosphere worked perfectly, and the Winter Soldier’s unique battle scenes were the final detail that needed to be created Captain America: The Winter Soldier the best Chris Evans superhero movie.

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