Chris Evans Reveals Captain America’s True Powers on ‘Fallon’— VIDEO


Captain AmericaThe Hulk has super-strength. Thor can control the weather. And Captain America… well, according to portrayer Chris Evans, “he’s a really good guy.” Evans appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss his upcoming, long-awaited movie The Avengers. After stumbling through a very bizarre story about his meeting with Ben Affleck, Evans jumped right into the main problem facing his Marvel hero, Captain America: he doesn’t really have any powers.

“This guy has no business in this crew,” said Evans, laughing about Cap’s incompetence. The superstar actor wasn’t shy about denigrating his character (or himself, for that matter — that Affleck story doesn’t exactly bode well for Evans’ charisma), rattling off a few pretty funny scenarios wherein the American hero’s un-superness shines through.

Check out the video, and catch The Avengers in theaters on Friday, May 4.


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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.