Chris Evans’ Most Villainous Roles After Playing Captain America

Chris Evan in Pain Hustlers (left) and The Gray Man (right)
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After Chris Evans stated goodbye to Captain America, it was time for a change — a darkish, villainous change.

“It does appear that I’ve aggressively gone 180 [degrees] from Steve Rogers,” Evans admitted to Empire in Could 2022. “Nevertheless it simply type of unfolded that method.”

Cap was the epitome of man. From risking his life for others lengthy earlier than he turned a brilliant soldier to time touring to save lots of the world, Steve would do no matter it took to do the precise factor. Nevertheless, after enjoying Captain America for a decade within the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Evans hung up his protect in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.

His first post-Marvel position got here within the star-studded thriller Knives Out. He known as his character “completely different” whereas talking with The Hollywood Reporter forward of the movie’s launch. “Within the Marvel films I play a man who’s a bit extra taciturn, a bit extra selfless, and on this film I play a man that’s a bit extra vile,” Evans teased.

Scroll down to try all of the unhealthy guys Evans has performed on the massive display since his Marvel exit.

Chris Evans in Knives Out
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Ransom Drysdale in Knives Out (2019)

Ransom is the black sheep of the Drysdale household. After his rich grandfather instantly dies, Ransom simply desires to make sure that he will get his inheritance. However don’t let the cable-knit sweaters idiot you. He’ll do something to verify he receives his “birthright” — so long as that doesn’t embody working an precise job.

Evans was begging to play the spoiled brat. “I don’t even suppose I let him converse,” Evans stated of his preliminary assembly with Johnson. “I believe I simply type of was babbling your complete time about what I wished to do with the position and what I assumed I might carry and please forged me, mainly. It was simply type of me simply pitching him, simply begging.”

Chris Evans in The Gray Man
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Lloyd Hansen in The Grey Man (2022)

This Netflix movie noticed Evans reunite with Marvel administrators Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who joked through X (then often called Twitter) that they “turned @ChrisEvans from America’s Ass to America’s A—–e.”

Evans donned a mustache whereas enjoying this hit man, who is set to take out Ryan Gosling‘s Sierra Six. They was once CIA brokers collectively — till Hansen developed psychopathic tendencies and received kicked out. He takes a toddler hostage to get the higher hand and kills anybody and everybody who will get in his method.

Throughout a press convention to advertise The Grey Man, Evans admitted he had a good time depicting the baddie. “Enjoying a villain is all the time a bit extra enjoyable. You’ve got a bit bit extra freedom, you get much more jokes,” he stated through ScreenRant.

Emily Blunt and Chris Evans in Pain Hustlers
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Pete Brenner in Ache Hustlers (2023)

Evans performs a flashy pharmaceutical gross sales rep on this Netflix film, which is loosely primarily based on a real story. “Casting Chris Evans for that was a delight as a result of his clean-cut, alpha male, heroic demeanor is totally turned on its head while you forged him as a sleazebag pharma gross sales rep,” director David Yates informed Netflix’s Tudum. “I’d seen him do a few issues that actually stunned me beforehand. I like seeing an actor do one thing shocking.”

Pete swoops into Liza Drake’s (Emily Blunt) life proper when she’s hanging on by a thread. After dropping her job and along with her daughter’s medical bills piling up, she takes the chance to hitch Pete’s harmful racketeering scheme. However don’t make the error of pondering Pete feels for Liza.

“The whole lot in Pete’s life is transactional,” Yates added. “It’s all in regards to the sale. He doesn’t actually have any deep connections with anybody past that notion of hitting the precise numbers. So there’s a superficiality to him, however equally there’s a vulnerability to him. He’s additionally very entertaining as a result of he’s utterly unfiltered — loud, brash, profane.”

Ache Hustlers is about to premiere October 27 on Netflix.