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Watch Paul Rudd, sorry, we mean Chris Evans’ reaction to Captain America: Civil War

March 21st, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


We have a new contender for greatest personality in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and his name is Paul Rudd. The Ant-Man actor watched Captain America: Civil War disguised as Chris Evans’ titular superhero, with directors Joe and Anthony Russo documenting his reaction in a video they posted to their Facebook page (via Squareeyed).

The Russos enter the room to get the reaction of ‘Chris,’ but something strange is afoot when he appears to look and sound exactly like Rudd. He says of the film:

“Wow! Guys, I mean, what a movie. It is incredible. You’ve done it again. I just can’t believe it. The story’s amazing. The characters are compelling. The action is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I loved it. I absolutely loved it.”

His favourite part of the film?

“Paul Rudd.” Ha, well that says it all really.

The excitement is well and truly building for Civil War, with the film being screened for some of the cast already, including Sebastian Stan, who plays The Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes). He had this to say after watching it:

“I sat there and basically there was a bowl of candy and fruit and gum in front of me and then there were sparkling waters and I basically sat on the edge of my couch the entire time and ate through the entire bowl of candy. I was overly stimulated with this movie, which I’m so proud to be in because everyone is fucking awesome in it. Everyone is fucking fantastic. I walked out of it speechless, and I worked on the movie and I was there! I walked out of there and I had back pain from leaning.”

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps-one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.