Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. are two of the biggest stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the MCU). What’s more, the two actors have something of a bromance in real life. Recently, Downey Jr. in fact gave his co-star a particularly extravagant gift; and if you look closely it actually has a subtle Avengers theme.
Evans and Downey Jr. first worked together on The Avengers. They’ve subsequently appeared on screen alongside one another a further five times – and it seems that the two actors have formed a strong bond over the years. It all could have been very different, though, as Evans was initially reluctant to take on the role of Steve Rogers and his superhero alter ego, Captain America.
Evans in fact turned down the role of Captain America twice. Marvel continued to pursue him, however, and he took the topic up with those who were closest to him. Then Downey Jr. gave him a call, and it was this conversation that proved to be critical in convincing the younger actor to change his mind.