Many of the characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have become beloved parts of geek culture. It is an understatement to say that Robert Downey Jr.’s run as Tony Stark/Iron Man will go down in nerd history. Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, has quickly grown into a fan favorite. Another fan favorite, and one of the most beloved, is Chris Evans’ turn as Captain America. He truly embodied what Captain America stands for, both on and off the screen. Now, Evans has offered up a look at his very first headshot, showing that even he wasn’t always the confident hero type he’s portrayed over the last decade.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 30, 2019
Never one to back down from a joke at his own expense, Evans even acknowledges his rather “douchey” expression in the early pic of the actor. Headshots, especially your first one, never tend to age well. It’s great that Evans loves his fans and is willing to share something so embarrassing for the sake of humor. It’s also cool to see a lighter side of social media, away from the trolls and negativity that permeates the internet nowadays.
These actors of the MCU have cemented themselves in the legacy of nerddom. And, why it is sad that many of their cinematic journeys have come to an end, they will live on as our favorite characters in the pantheon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And, who knows, with the introduction of time travel and the multiverse into the MCU, we may once again see our favorite heroes return to the silver screen.
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