Chris Evans Says Superhero Movies Aren’t ‘Easy to Make’ and ‘Deserve a Little More Credit’

Chris Evans admits that not every superhero movie is a soaring success, but they still “don’t always get the credit they deserve.”

The Marvel star and “Captain America” alum explained during an Emerald City Comic Con panel over the weekend appearance why he believes comic book movies should get more respect.

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“They are these big, giant movies. There’s a lot of cooks in the kitchen. But the empirical evidence is in: They are not easy to make,” Evans said. “If it was easier, there would be a lot more good ones.”

The actor quickly added, “I’m not throwing shade! I’ve been a part of a few that missed. It happens. Making a movie is tough. More cooks in the kitchen doesn’t make it easier.”

Evans looked to his more than decade-long MCU career and pointed to 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as his favorite superhero movie.

“We were taking more risks, and the character felt more fleshed out,” Evans said of playing the WWII veteran. “It was one of the more satisfying experiences I’ve had in my Marvel run.”

Evans continued with a caveat, “I don’t want to highlight specific films in the Marvel catalog, but some of them are phenomenal. Like independently, objectively great movies, and I think they deserve a little more credit.”

Evans’ comments come on the heels of fellow comic book adaptation actors Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Dano addressing the notion of “superhero fatigue” in the mainstream, especially post-“Avengers: Endgame.”

With “The Marvels,” “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” and “Madame Web” all struggling at the box office, the fate of superhero movies hangs in the balance. “The Batman” actor Dano told The Independent that perhaps comic book adaptations being less successful means more creative original films will be greenlit.

“It’s an interesting moment where everybody has to go like, ‘OK – what now?'” Dano said. “Hopefully from that, somebody either breathes new life into [comic book movies], or something else blossoms which is not superheroes. I’m sure there will still be some good ones yet to come, but I think it’s kind of a welcome moment.”

Check out Evans’ spotlight panel at the Emerald City Comic Con below.

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