Chris Evans Says He's Team Iron Man in a Real-World 'Captain America: Civil War'

He fights for liberty in the film, but believes in government off-screen. 

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Captain America: Civil War will feature the biggest fight in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America vs. Iron Man. And while Chris Evans does a convincing job fighting for his cause as Cap in the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed film, he says he would be on Team Tony if the film’s insane series of events ever happened in real life.

Here’s the setup: Following another incident involving the Avengers in which innocent lives are lost, the government decides it’s time to regulate the ever-increasing number of superheroes, who have heretofore been independent of any governing body. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) supports the initiative, while Captain America assembles a dissenting group, and the two sides come to blows over their allegiances.

Cap is willing to die for his absolute independence, but at a press conference in London, Evans struck a different tone.

“There would have to be some sort of responsibility,” he said. “You have to answer to somebody, you can’t just let this group of vigilantes answer to themselves. The truth is if there really were Avengers I would be Team Iron Man, I would. I mean who wouldn’t?”

While Evans’s answer isn’t in shocking or radical, it is interesting, given the actor’s incredibly convincing performance as Steve Rogers/Captain America, a star-spangled superhero who, quite literally, fights for liberty. Flickering Myth has a recording of the conference, which you can listen to below.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6.

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