MARVEL STUDIOS Supports CHRIS EVANS Expressing His Political Views - 'Very Cap-like'

Captain America
Credit: Marvel Studios
Credit: Marvel Studios

In a wide-ranging feature profile in The Hollywood Reporter on Captain America/Avengers: Endgame's Chris Evans, among the topics the trade addresses with the actor is Marvel Studios' view of his active and potentially polarizing political commentary on social media. 

THR describes Evans as often "camped out on Twitter" at @ChrisEvans, "extremely online" in a way that's unusual for actors who star in major tentpole studio films. 

Evans views could be described as liberal, and the Hollywood trade describes a man aware of the pitfalls of his activity and the perception it may create, though adding, "He does not worry about saying something online that might inspire MAGA-minded fans to microwave their Captain America action figures."

THR quotes Evans as saying "Marvel has never said anything. On the contrary — when I bump into [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige the first thing out of his mouth is 'Man, I love what you're doing [on Twitter].'"

Feige corroborates. 

"I don't see it as trash-talking," Feige tells THR. "I see it as very astute, very honorable, very noble, very Cap-like. Commentary and questioning. I've said to him, 'You're merging! You and the character are merging!'"

"You don't want to alienate half your audience," Evans continues in later the profile. "But I'd be disappointed in myself if I didn't speak up. Especially for fear of some monetary repercussion or career damage - that just feels really gross to me."

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