Captain America actor Chris Evans has shared a hilarious story about meeting Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd on the set of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.
Civil War saw Ant-Man join the team for the first time as the Avengers divided against each other with Ant-Man getting the chance to fight alongside his favorite superhero, Captain America, for the very first time. As it so happens, the first scene both Evans and Rudd shot together happened to be the very first time the two actors had met each other.
During Variety’s podcast, Actors on Actors, the two recalled their day on set for their first scene together, in which Evans revealed a hilarious story about filming a behind the scenes video for which he asked Rudd to dance for.
CHRIS EVANS: Even in the ‘Avengers’ world, it was kind of like welcoming you into the fold, but very quickly. I can’t imagine you not gelling with the group. You’re like sorbet, just a palate cleanser. It’s an always welcome addition.
PAUL RUDD: When I was working with you on ‘Civil War,’ for that first scene that we had where we were in the car park —
EVANS: That was the first day I met you.
RUDD: Yeah. And there was a real kind of nervousness about Scott Lang, and I just really kind of played into that because that was part of what I was feeling anyway. I’d look around and think, ‘Whoa, there’s Chris Evans and there’s Sebastian Stan, and wow — and there’s the suits.’ Do you remember there was like a little makeshift locker room? We’re all kind of changing into things, and I saw the suits on the racks. It felt like being in a locker room of a Super Bowl-winning football team.
EVANS: I don’t know if you remember this. 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.’ ‘We go together, like rama lama,’ whatever that song is. 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.
I was like, ‘Hi, nice to meet you. You don’t know me, but can I get this?’ It was you, Mackie, I think [Jeremy] Renner, Sebastian, and I just said, ‘Look, everyone, just dance for 30 seconds,’ and you did it. You were a great sport. You willingly danced with little explanation from me, and then I never completed the video. I just abandoned it. But I got that footage of our first day of meeting of you dancing.
RUDD: I must’ve blocked it out. I don’t remember it at all.
Both Evans and Rudd were last seen as Captain America and Ant-Man in Avengers: Endgame. Although Evans has retired from the role of the First Avenger, Rudd is expected to return for Ant-Man 3, which Marvel has tapped Rick and Morty writer/producer Jeff Loveness to write the script. While not much is known about the third Ant-Man installment, Hank Pym actor Michael Douglass teased news regarding the project would be coming soon last month.
Here is the plot synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
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