Chris Evans to Star in Neill Blomkamp’s Disaster Movie Greenland
When you think of Chris Evans, you think of Captain America. Evans has been playing Cap since 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, and has been one of the marquee names in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since. Yet Evans proved that he could carry a film without his vibranium shield in Joon-ho Bong’s stellar sci-fi thrill ride Snowpiercer in 2013. In that film, Evans played Curtis, a member of the lower class forced to eat protein blocks (processed cockroaches) and generally live in a Dickensian nightmare on the back of the titular train, until he leads a daring, likely suicidal revolt. The film is a deeply satisfying, gloriously bonkers achievement, and Evans manages to carry the story while acting alongside such heavyweights as John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and Ed Harris. This is why we’re excited about the news that Evans is teaming up with another director known for singular work, District 9‘s Neill Blomkamp, for his eco-disaster film Greenland.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Evans has signed on to star in Blomkamp’s film about a family’s fight for survival “in the face of a cataclysmic disaster.” Greenland will begin shooting later this year. We already know that Evans has said he’s done as Captain America after Avengers 4, and signing on with a talented director like Blomkamp is certainly a good first step in setting about his post-Cap career. Evans has spent the last 7 years giving Marvel a Captain America that is at once hugely likable and capable of surprising you—it’s Cap, after all, who has ended up the rogue member of the Avengers, the one who is essentially a fugitive when Infinity War begins. He’s also now an expert at acting against green screens, invisible disasters and macro-level destruction thanks to his years of service as Captain America, which makes him more than up to the challenge of imagining the world collapsing around him as he tries to save his family in Greenland.
Featured image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). Photo: Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2018