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Chris Evans on his role in The Gray Man: I've aggressively gone 180 degrees from Steve Rogers

The actor plays the role of Llyod Hansen in the Russo Brothers film.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 02.02 AM, May 14, 2022

Chris Evans on his role in The Gray Man: I've aggressively gone 180 degrees from Steve Rogers
Chris Evans in a still from The Gray Man

Chris Evans, who played Steve Rogers/Captain America in many Marvel films, claims his character, Llyod Hansen, from The Gray Man, is the polar opposite of the iconic character. For the next Netflix actioner, Evans has rejoined directors Anthony and Joe Russo, with whom he previously worked on two Captain America films and two Avengers flicks.

The film, which also stars Ryan Gosling, is based on Mark Greaney's 2009 novel of the same name and follows Court Gentry, a freelance assassin and former CIA operative. It follows Gentry (Gosling) as he is pursued by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former member of Gentry's CIA team, throughout the world.

Evans revealed to Empire magazine that it appears like he has taken a 180-degree turn from Steve Rogers. But it just happened to be that way.

Hansen, according to the 40-year-old actor, is a trainwreck of a human being. That person can be anything in any scenario, Evans continued, because all he wants is chaos.

The Knives Out actor stated that he admires The Russo Brothers and can do anything they ask of him. Evans has never been able to portray this character before. He's so free, honest, and emancipated. What he appreciates about his character is that his smile is almost more terrifying than his scowl. The actor believes he recognises that what he does is wrong and hurtful, yet he sees himself as indispensable. He considers himself a disruptor.

Dhanush, Ana de Armas, Rege-Jean Page, Jessica Henwick, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, and Wagner Moura star in The Gray Man.

The project was developed under the AGBO label by the Russo Brothers. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, screenwriters for Avengers: Endgame, collaborated on the script alongside Joe Russo.

On July 15, the film will have a limited release before premiering on Netflix on July 22.