These days, not as many actors get involved in video game movies. But Sega has had great luck casting its last two Marvel video games, Thor and now Captain America -- both of which are playable in 3D like the movies. Even with the lead actor, Chris Evans, not being interested in games at all, they were able to get the real Captain America to provide the lines in the new Captain America: Super Soldier game. Evans was able to talk about his video game work before descending on San Diego Comic-Con to give fans an exclusive first look at the movie.
“You just go and you go in a studio and you just kind of read lines all day,” said Evans. “It’s boring, to be honest.”
But at least Evans was nice about it. He’s just not into games. His two co-stars, Hayley Atwell and Sebastian Stan, both are. And they did the voices in the game, as well.
Evans showed class, something that Ryan Reynolds did not back in 2009. The Green Lantern star did the voice acting for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters game, even though he made his attitude about games very obvious in an interview two years earlier.
“I don’t really play video games,” said Reynolds. “Is there a way to waste more f—ing time? The Internet’s enough. The last video game I played was Ms. Pac-Man.”
Evans’ Captain America movie is off to a fast start at the box office, while Reynolds’ much-hyped super hero flick crashed and burned at theaters. So the video game gods have spoken.