written by Emily on August 29, 2021

Apple, Skydance Reuniting Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson In Dexter Fletcher-Directed ‘Ghosted’

Chris has been cast in a new project with Scarlett Johansson in a new film titled “Ghosted.” Glad to see another new project for Chris!

DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Apple Studios has set a high profile project that will reteam Marvel stalwarts Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in Ghosted, a romantic action adventure that will be directed by Dexter Fletcher. He helmed Rocketman and finished Bohemian Rhapsody.

This becomes the latest deal for David Ellison’s Skydance, which is coming off the Chris Pratt-starrer The Tomorrow War, which was distributed by Amazon, the Michael B. Jordan-starrer Without Remorse, and just set Victoria Mahoney to direct Old Guard 2, the Netflix sequel.

This is the latests deal for Johansson (who’ll be part of the cast of the new Wes Anderson film) since her attorneys filed a lawsuit against Disney over the studio’s decision to day and date release Black Widow for premium purchase on Disney+. The dispute has become a proving ground for stars and their reps looking to cement a new template on deals with no backend bonuses, when studios flip titles to streamers. Johansson just had her first child with husband and Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update newscaster Colin Jost, and Deadline revealed that Disney responded with a barbed rebuke to Johansson while she was in labor (in fairness her lawyers filed suite during the same period), which prompted her reps to announce the birth of their son. Start date is uncertain, predicated on when she can return to work.

She and Evans worked together in three Avengers films, as well as Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. Waiting for more detail on the film and will convey when I have it.

written by Emily on June 13, 2021

Happy 40th Birthday Chris!

It’s June 13 which means today is Chris Evans’ 40th birthday! Happy Birthday Chris! Thank you for bringing happiness into our lives with your work. I have loved following your career for over 6 years on this fansite. I can’t wait to see everything you do in the coming year. I hope you get to spend the day with all your loved ones. Here’s to another year of supporting the amazing you!

To celebrate Chris’ birthday this year at Chris Evans Central, I have added outtakes from a photoshoot Chris did back in 2012 for Details Magazine. The quality isn’t amazing, but the photos sure are pretty to look at! It’s definitely one of my favorite shoots Chris has done in the past. I hope you all enjoy them!

written by Emily on June 09, 2021

Chris Evans Was Captain America. Now He Wants to Help Gen Z Reshape US Politics

NEWSWEEK – Chris Evans is best known for portraying Captain America, who teams up with other superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to form the Avengers. In real life, Evans has joined director and actor Mark Kassen and health care entrepreneur and philanthropist Joe Kiani to launch a website and app called A Starting Point, with the aim of getting young people interested in learning more about their elected officials and political issues.

Evans and Kassen met with Newsweek’s David H. Freedman via Zoom to talk about some of the obstacles they’ve had to overcome, the success they’ve had so far and their ambitions for the project.

Newsweek: What were the biggest challenges you faced in getting A Starting Point up and running?

Chris Evans: First we had to collect the interviews. For the first year and a half before we launched, most of what we did was going to Washington, D.C., and knocking on doors to try to collect these interviews. We needed to garner trust.

Mark Kassen: I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but Chris is famous. Sometimes I just forget that, because I’ve known him a long time and to me he’s just a normal person. So I was surprised when we went to D.C. at how excited and nervous people were to meet him. A lot of them told us that celebrities often come to D.C. to try to tell them what to do. They liked that we were asking them to talk about what they think. And they liked that we weren’t just looking for the most exciting, sexy stories. We asked them to talk about some of the issues that are important to them and their states, and that they usually don’t get to talk about.

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CE: It’s a lot easier now that word is getting around. These days we’re fielding incoming calls from elected officials who want to be included.

NW: Do you hope A Starting Point can address the extreme polarization among voters and in government?

CE: The site wasn’t designed to try and promote bipartisanship. This isn’t a therapy session for the left and the right so we can all figure out how to sing kumbaya. It was created to promote engagement with young people. If we don’t get more young people to vote we’ll never get a government that accurately reflects who we are as a country. We felt the best way to fight apathy and promote engagement is to show the full spectrum of opinions that are out there. A lot of those opinions are different from mine, but I wanted to keep that out of it and let young people decide for themselves.

MK: The two parties seem to shape the narratives we hear on different media outlets. We wanted officials to talk to us about the issues without the narratives.

CE: Young people can detect journalistic spin as well as anyone can. Our guiding principle—and I think it’s pretty unique to us—is that we provide this information in a completely unbiased way. The content comes directly from elected officials. Mark had a fantastic idea about our doing profiles of different officials, but I was immediately wary, because it would be hard to do that without letting our own opinions affect how we do them. That could be in part because I am so politically vocal on social media, and I want to make sure that I never let that infiltrate this site. I was really worried that we were going to be branded as some sort of a leftist propaganda machine, that there was some sort of a liberal agenda. But that hasn’t happened at all.

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written by Emily on March 04, 2021

Live Smarter for a Better World

Chris Evans is the new ambassador for Smart Communications‘s new 2021 campaign Live Smarter for a Better World. You can check out photos from the photoshoot, behind the scenes, and screen captures in the gallery. Below you can also watch the TVC and a short message from Chris!

written by Emily on December 11, 2020

Chris Evans to Voice Buzz Lightyear in ‘Lightyear’

Pixar announced yesterday that Chris will voice Buzz Lightyear in a new film titled Lightyear that will be released in 2022. Chris has made it clear that this isn’t Buzz Lightyear the toy. It is the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on. Pixar also gave us a first look photo!

written by Emily on December 10, 2020

Chris Evans Joins Adam McKay’s Next Movie For Netflix

Hi everyone! Unfortunately, our Twitter account was suspended out of no where and I am unable to get it back. That means I have lost 14k followers. So, please follow our new account and spread the word, thank you! @EvansCentral

Chris has been cast in Netflix’s film Don’t Look Up! The cast is filled with amazing people so far!

DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Adam McKay’s new Netflix movie already has an A-list ensemble and just added another star to its cast. Sources tell Deadline Chris Evans is joining the cast of McKay’s next film Don’t Look Up. He joins a cast that already includes Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Rob Morgan, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Himesh Patel, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Matthew Perry and Tomer Sisley.

Netfilx had no comment.

McKay will write, direct and co-produce along with Kevin Messick under McKay’s Hyperobject Industries Banner.

The film follows two low-level astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth. Details are unknown of who Evans would be playing.

Filming is currently underway in Boston.

After moving on from his time as Captain America, Evans continued to stay busy starting with his critically acclaimed work in the Apple TV+ limited series Defending Jacob. This is also marks his second Netflix feature he has also signed on to reteam with Russo Brothers in The Gray Man joining Ryan Gosling in the action pic.

He is repped by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Jason Sloane.

written by Emily on October 23, 2020

Captain America is trying to … captain America

THE WASHINGTON POST – BOSTON — So you’re Tim Scott, the Republican senator from South Carolina who opposes Roe v. Wade and wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and you get a call from Chris Evans, a Hollywood star and lifelong Democrat who has been blasting President Trump for years. He wants to meet. And film it. And share it on his online platform. Can anybody say “Borat?”

“I was very skeptical,” admits Scott. “You can think of the worst-case scenario.”

But then Scott heard from other senators. They vouched for Evans, most famous for playing Captain America in a series of films that have grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. The actor also got on the phone with Scott’s staff to make a personal appeal.

It worked. Sometime in 2018, Scott met on camera with Evans in the nation’s capital, and their discussion, which ranged from prison reform to student loans, is one of more than 200 interviews with elected officials published on “A Starting Point,” an online platform the actor helped launch in July. Not long after, Evans appeared on Scott’s Instagram Live. They have plans to do more together.

“While he is a liberal, he was looking to have a real dialogue on important issues,” says Scott. “For me, it’s about wanting to have a conversation with an audience that may not be accustomed to hearing from conservatives and Republicans.”

Evans, actor-director Mark Kassen and entrepreneur Joe Kiani launched “A Starting Point” as a response to what they see as a deeply polarized political climate. They wanted to offer a place for information about issues without a partisan spin. To do that, they knew they needed both parties to participate.

Evans, 39, sat on the patio outside his Boston-area home on a recent afternoon talking about the platform. He wore a black T-shirt and jeans and spent some of the interview chasing around his brown rescue dog.

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Nearly 100 million people didn’t vote in the 2016 general election, Evans says. That’s more than 40 percent of those who were eligible.

He believes the root of this disinterest is the nastiness on both sides of the aisle. Many potential voters simply turn off the news, never mind talking about actual policy.

“A Starting Point” is meant to offer a digital home for people to hear from elected officials without having the conversation framed by Tucker Carlson or Rachel Maddow.

“The idea is . . . ‘Listen, you’re in office. I can’t deny the impact you have,’ ” says Evans. “ ‘You can vote on things that affect my life.’ Let this be a landscape of competing ideas, and I’ll sit down with you and I’ll talk with you.”
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written by Emily on October 07, 2020

The Thought Leaders Issue: Chris Evans | V Magazine

V MAGAZINE – The actor and co-founder of A Starting Point discusses partisanship, youth activism, and the importance of empathy.

V127’s Thought Leaders Issue is available for pre-order now.

“I knew I had to begin work on [my political engagement platform] A Starting Point after Trump got elected. I disagree with a lot of Trump’s policies, and I personally have a very strong stance on that, which I vocalize on my social media. But my biggest concern is that his methodology is designed to divide. He has never once made an effort to bring us together. [A Starting Point] is designed to inform people so they can take a side.

“[As an actor], the lack of expectation from me [in the political world] actually played to my advantage. When no one expects much of you, it takes the pressure off! It’s more of an uphill battle in terms of getting the ball rolling, because people do a bit of a double take—‘Who wants to interview us?’ But now that we have established what we’re trying to do, it’s gone pretty smoothly.

“I think we are on the cusp of a really motivated, driven generation of young people who are very awake and connected. It’s such a platitude, but they really are the future. It’s always the students, isn’t it? Whether it was the civil rights in the ‘60s or today, it’s always young people [working toward change]. With every younger generation, they care less and less about the archaic social norms that people before them are trying to preserve. Now, more than ever, young people are involved in shaping the political and social landscape. It really is like a potter’s wheel and these young voices are molding our future.

“Regardless of Hollywood’s leanings [to the left], there’s ticket buyers across the spectrum. I may not be blackballed from Hollywood for having emotions that spike, but people might not turn up for my movies. You have to understand that you might be alienating a part of your audience. There’s a time and a place for rage, and I think that’s a last resort. You can just cast a wider net by saying, ‘What do you think? Get involved and form your own opinions.’ I’m trying to find more effective ways of coming together. I model it after the way you operate within a relationship. If you want a relationship to work, you have to listen and understand what the other person is thinking and feeling, even if you disagree—and work on finding commonality. As good as it feels to shout your opinion, you garner more results with a more empathetic approach.”

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written by Emily on July 23, 2020

(Video) Chris Evans on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Chris Evans talks about his civic engagement site A Starting Point and why he wants to give elected officials a bipartisan platform to explain and debate policy.

written by Emily on July 21, 2020

(Video) ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ Reunion Table Read | Entertainment Weekly

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