Chris Evans: I Would Like to Play ‘Iron Man’ in ‘The Avengers’

By: Taryn Ryder / April 12, 2012

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Celebuzz was front and center Thursday for the very first press conference for The Avengers, where most of the cast including Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo were in attendance.

Evans joked that even though he plays Captain America, he sort of brings up the rear when the superheros get together.

“I’m like, ‘Hulk you do this impossible thing, Thor you bottleneck a portal, Iron Man you fly over there…and I’ll just take the stairs.'” Chris told Celebuzz laughing.

So if he had to switch characters with one of the guys, who would he pick?

Oh man. See I want to say Iron Man becaause I love those movies, but who can do it better? Those shoes are too big to fill.

Downey, who was sitting alongside Chris gave a nod in agreement.

“I want to be Scarlett [Johansson]” chimed in Samuel L. Jackson. “I just want to be that cute for like, fifteen minutes.”

In all seriousness though, Chris liked that he had to be the grounded character on screen.

“That’s his role, it’s necessary,” Evans told reporters. “That’s kind of why I like it, because I’m used to cracking jokes and being a wise ass…it’s a fun character.”

When the cameras weren’t rolling, Chris and the gang definitely cut loss a bit, though!

“Chris [Evans] sent us a group text saying ‘Avengers Assemble!’ at such and such bar at 9 o’clock on a Saturday night,” Chris Hemsworth said, when asked why star Tom Hiddleston said the cast’s nickname on set was “group hug”. “That was a good group effort. We paid for it at work the next couple days.”

“You should see that group hug,” quipped Mark Ruffalo.

“Ya, 3 in the morning on the dance floor!” laughed Hemsworth.

Check out the film, and their awesome chemistry when The Avengers hits theaters on May 4. Plus, these boys aren’t bad to look at, either.