Marvel Cinematic Universe star Chris Evans teamed up with Omaze to give a certain few comic books fans a surprise they won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
Evans hid in the basement of a New England comic-book store and spoke orders into a walkie-talkie whenever customers walked near a Captain America doll. After having some fun, he’d start to give clues on how to solve a puzzle and even then, although helpful, Evans couldn’t resist messing fans around just a little a bit.
Eventually, if fans got far enough, they’d be led to a secret door. They’d walk through the door into a dark hallway, only to be surprised by the man who was barking orders at them the entire time, Chris Evans aka Captain America.
The whole thing was also in support of nonprofit charity Christopher’s Haven:
“Every entry of $10 or more benefits Christopher’s Haven, a nonprofit that provides supportive housing for families whose children are receiving outpatient pediatric cancer treatments in Boston, MA.”
“Christopher’s Haven operates a supportive community consisting of nine temporary apartments and a community recreation area for families of children being treated for cancer in nearby Boston hospitals. Over 300 families to date have stayed in the fully-furnished and equipped apartments located across the street from Massachusetts General Hospital. The Loft is utilized to provide programming for children undergoing outpatient treatment, as well as their siblings and parents. Activities coordinated primarily by volunteers, include massage therapy, pet therapy, arts & crafts, movie nights, birthday and holiday parties, bell-ringing ceremonies, outings to sporting events and excursions to local attractions.”
You can view the video in full below:
“Chris Evans has taken over a comic book store to secretly create the ultimate Captain America escape room. Find out if some unsuspecting customers can escape the clutches of Hydra.”
As for the big screen, you’re going to have to wait until May 4th, 2018 to see Captain America in theaters again in Avengers: Infinity War (which started production this month). That is, of course, if Cap doesn’t decide to pop up in one of the other Marvel Studios releases between now and then. Those being Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok all this year as well as Black Panther in Feb 2018.