Chris Evans Had the Funniest Response To the Old Man Steve-Joe Biden Comparisons
Actor Chris Evans is best known as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. He’s also known to crack jokes about the character on social media. Learn how he responded to comparisons of president-elect Joe Biden to his aged depiction of Cap.
Chris Evans portrayed Steve Rogers in the MCU
Evans began starring as Steve Rogers with 2010’s Captain America: The First Avenger. Living in World War II-era New York, the character is injected with a super serum that turns him into Captain America, a hero with incredible strength (and, among other things, a slowed-down aging process).
The actors returned to the role multiple times, starring in two more Captain America films and the four Avengers movies before his contract came to an end. “There was a million ways that whole tenure with Marvel could have gone wrong — and it didn’t,” Evans told Entertainment Tonight of returning to the role. “Let’s just be content with how well it ended.”
Some compared his ‘Avengers: Endgame’ final look to Joe Biden
In the final act of Avengers: Endgame, Steve returns each of the Infinity Stones to the time and place they were found before defeating Thanos. He then stays in his original time period, growing old with Peggy Carter. After living a full life, he appears as an older man in 2023 and gives his shield to Sam Wilson.
For his scene as Old Man Steve, Evans wore makeup and a wig to age him (with a little help from some digital effects). And in November 2020, many concluded that Biden and aged Evans bear a resemblance to one another, using moments from Endgame to illustrate this point.
Evans co-founded a politics website, A Starting Point
Evans hasn’t been quite as busy with acting commitments since Endgame premiered. Instead, he turned his focus to a different kind of project. Ahead of the election, he launched A Starting Point, a website he co-founded dedicated to sharing information on U.S. candidates and policy.
Though ASP is meant to remain bi-partisan, Evans himself hasn’t done the same. He has been vocal in his dislike of President Donald Trump, sharing much of this on Twitter. When Biden won the 2020 election, Evans quote-tweeted Trump’s declaration of victory, simply writing, “No you didn’t. You lost.”
Here’s what he said about the comparisons
While Evans and many others enjoyed the aftermath of the election results on social media, one proposed an idea. “I dare you to interview Joe Biden for ASP dressed as old man Steve Rogers,” they tweeted. Evans responded promptly: “I already started writing our Parent Trap remake.”
This exchanged resulted in jokes related to the 1998 version of the beloved film, starring Lindsay Lohan. “Instead of reuniting their parents (hi, dead) they REUNITE THE COUNTRY. Also, a major prank war,” replied one Twitter user. “joe biden does give chris evans an earring tho,” came the response.