Hollywood star Chris Evans won the world’s hearts as the Marvel superhero Captain America. Starting from the 2011 film, he went on to reprise his role in several movies and was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. His role, along with the franchise, has become a global phenomenon over the years. And one of the reasons for its huge success is also attributed to the directing duo, The Russo Brothers.

Chris Evans as Captain America

They have directed some of the most successful films in the superhero universe, such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Endgame. They started their MCU journey with the Captain America sequel and considered one of the scenes very important. However, getting the perfection for the scene was quite challenging for the movie’s star.

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Chris Evans’ Challenging Elevator Fight Scene

Captain America: The Winter Soldier brought back Chris Evans as the Marvel superhero with one of the best fight sequences in the MCU. And it was a priority for the filmmakers as well. The director of the 2014 film The Russo Brothers shared that it was the first scene they filmed.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Reign of Marvel Studios, a book by Dave Gonzales, Gavin Edwards, and Joanna Robinson, shares the behind-the-scenes insight from Marvel projects. The book also reveals that the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier wanted to use physical sets and practical effects wherever possible.

They closely focused on the fight choreography with Evans, who was required for most of the sequences due to the limited filming space. However, it didn’t seem a pleasing experience for the Gifted actor. The actor shared behind-the-scenes of the elevator fight sequence before the release of Infinity War.

Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The videos show him rehearsing his fight scene, first by himself and later with the other actors in the small space. The Russo Brothers have opened up about the significance the scene holds and also claimed that it was a turning point for Steve Rogers, aka Captain America.

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The Elevator Fight Sequence Was Very Important to The Russo Brothers

The Russo Brothers have shared how important the elevator fight sequence was to them. It marked the beginning of their MCU journey as it was the “very first scene [they] shot in the MCU.” They also shared that the scene was very important to them for a lot of reasons and claimed that they knew it would make the movie “distinctive.”

The Russo Brothers

They also shared how the scene works as a turning point for the antagonist. Captain America is known for his devotion to Authority and the country he’s served. However, the elevator scene represented “mistrust and subversion” and a change in the superhero forever. “It’s a huge turning point in Captain America’s arc,” the directors of the film shared during an interview with GQ.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is available on Disney+.

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