- Chris Evans reacted to a viral fan-edited scene from 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame,” which compared the superheroes to all the people (like protestors and donors) who have recently come together in response to police brutality in the US.
- Evans, known for his role as Marvel’s Captain America, called the video “fantastic” after “Community” star Yvette Nicole Brown tagged him on Twitter and asked if he saw the altered video.
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On Friday, “Community” star Yvette Nicole Brown (who also had a cameo in the 2019 Marvel movie), tagged Evans on Twitter in regards to a widely-circulated video that connected the film’s big battle against villain Thanos (played by Josh Brolin) to the BLM movement.
“Dear Twitter BF @ChrisEvans, folks wanna make sure you, in particular, have seen this!” Brown said.
Dear Twitter BF @ChrisEvans, folks wanna make sure you, in particular, have seen this! ❤️
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) June 6, 2020
In response, the 38-year-old actor wrote, “I have now :) it’s fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing it with me,” followed by three heart emojis.
I have now :) it’s fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing it with me ❤️❤️❤️
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 6, 2020
It’s unclear who created the video, but it appeared to go viral after Jemele Hill, a contributing writer for The Atlantic,shared it on Twitter. The post amassed more than 112,000 retweets and 244,000 likes, with the video racking up more than 4.7 million views at the time of this article’s publication.
The fan-altered video began with Evans’ character, Captain America/Steve Rogers, turning around and looking at the superheroes who were brought back after Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) used the Infinity Stones following Thanos’ snap in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
The video mirrored the BLM movement and nationwide protests in the US, which were sparked following the death of George Floyd and many others as a result of police brutality.
The edited scene depicted Captain America, Black Panther/T’Challa, and the other superheroes as “protestors,” “donators,” and “petition makers.” Even Batman, a DC Comics character, chipped in for the fight against Thanos, who was labelled as the police.
It also appeared to be inspired by another popular tweet that praised the efforts of different groups of people, like K-pop fans and white allies, in response to police officer Derek Chauvin being charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.
Chauvin was later charged with second-degree murder and the three other officers present – Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane – lost their jobs and were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
IT TOOK ALL 50 STATES, THE AMISH, KPOP STANS, 13 OTHER COUNTRIES, WITCHES, ANONYMOUS, THE LGBT COMMUNITY, CELEBRITIES, STAN TWITTER, PEOPLE OF COLOR, WHITE ALLIES & BATMAN TO GET 2ND DEGREE MURDER AND THE THREE COPS ARRESTED AND WE HAD THE PRESIDENT & MILITARY AGAINST US, MY GOD
— ♛ Bella ♛ (@rauhling_bizzle) June 3, 2020
Many stars, like Evans, have been vocal about their support by sharing resources with fans, donating to funds and organisations, and signing petitions. Recently, Evans encouraged followers to “be more than talk” and take action. The actor also said that he signed petitions and donated money, and encouraged fans to do the same if they were able.
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