An epic Avengers reunion: Chris Evans and Paul Rudd reflect on their Marvel days
As it turns out, Avengers: Infinity War co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo — just like rapper Drake and the millions of other players worldwide — are massive Fornite fans.
Captain America and Ant-Man are joining forces once again.
Chris Evans and Paul Rudd, who starred together in "Avengers: Endgame" and "Captain America: Civil War," reunited over video chat for Variety's "Actors on Actors" segment published Thursday to look back on their early days of filming the Marvel movies.
Evans, 39, said though playing Captain America was "intimidating at first," he felt welcome as part of the Marvel family.
"Everyone has expectations," he recalled. "You know what it’s like working at Marvel — they make you feel so comfortable. It feels like such a group effort. It’s a real landscape of competing ideas and the best idea wins, and that’s how they end up with so many good movies."
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Rudd, 51, opened up about playing Ant-Man, a superhero that "isn't one of the names."
"You don’t want to be the weak link," he explained. "A character like Ant-Man, yeah, very few people knew. They’d say, 'Well, what does Ant-Man do?' And I’d say, 'He can shrink to the size of an ant, but he also retains strength, and he can control ants and talk to ants.' And people would just laugh."
The two reminisced back to their first day of working together, in which Evans secretly filmed the Avengers dancing to songs from"Grease." He applauded Rudd, who "willingly danced with little explanation from me" on his first day of work.
"I don’t know if you remember this," Evans started. "On that day, it was literally the day I met you, [Anthony] Mackie and I and Scarlett [Johansson] got in our head that we were going to shoot — this is so hilarious — a little video just for the Marvel gang, like a little culmination, like a yearbook video, set to that song from 'Grease.' "
He continued: "We were just going to go around, take little clips of videos of people dancing and cut it all together. The first day I was like, “All right, I’ll start collecting some of this footage.” I have the footage."
Paul laughed and claimed he did not remember the event, saying he "must've blocked it out."
Will there be more "Ant Man" in the future? When Evans asked if a third film would be shot soon, Rudd teased, "I'm not going to be able to say anything. You know the world."