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During this Christmas week, “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Chris Pratt paid a visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital with singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Pratt has long had a soft spot for charitable work, especially in the city of his favorite NFL team, Seattle.
If you thought “Captain America” star Chris Evans couldn’t get any more adorable, you’re about to be shown just how wrong you are.
His younger brother Scott Evans, an actor known for his work on “One Life to Live” and for his appearances with Chris on “The Tonight Show” and elsewhere, has posted a video of the two of them singing the James Taylor classic “Fire and Rain.” What’s more, Chris accompanies on piano, smiling sheepishly as each of them messes up.
In what very well could be a precursor to Captain America: Civil War, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes squared off against each other last night in a no-holds-barred game of “Avengers Family Feud,” with the host Jimmy Kimmel caught in the middle.
On one side, Captain America (Chris Evans), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner); on the other, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). It was a fierce battle marked by cheating, widespread confusion, malfunctioning name tags and some pretty bad answers.
Never let it be said that Star-Lord is slow to make good on a bet.
Just five days after the New England Patriots defeated his beloved Seattle Seahawks, Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt showed up this morning — in costume! — at Christopher’s Haven in Boston, accompanied by Captain America‘s Chris Evans.
“Made good on that #twitterbowl bet!” Pratt wrote his morning on his Facebook page, where he shared photos. “Starlord is proud to be in Boston today at #Christopher’s Haven with Chris Evans and some awesome families.”
The highly publicized — and highly entertaining — Super Bowl bet between Captain America star Chris Evans and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt resulted in more than $27,000 in donations to their charities.
Seattle Children’s Hospital has raised nearly $15,000 and Christopher’s Haven almost $12,000 since the Twitterbowl challenge launched on Jan. 29, the organizations announced today. The actors tweeted links to the charities’ fundraising pages, throwing open the floodgates.
“We are grateful that real-life superheroes Chris Pratt and Chris Evans are turning their sports rivalry into an opportunity to support kids in their communities,” Lisa Brandenburg, president of Seattle Children’s Hospital, said in a statement. “We are delighted that patients and families at both Seattle Children’s and Christopher’s Haven will benefit from these generous donations.”
Chris Evans and Chris Pratt didn’t attend Super Bowl XLIX merely to root for their home teams and settle their friendly (and charitable) wager. No, the stars of Marvel’s Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy also went to Phoenix to photobomb unsuspecting football fans.
Host Jimmy Fallon enlisted the actors for an installment of “Tonight Show Celebrity Photobomb,” in which the trio stealthily — and sometimes not so stealthily — crept up behind fans posing on the NBC Super Bowl Red Carpet. What began as simple solo pop-ups quickly escalated with the addition of stunts and props, including a seemingly innocent hoagie that Pratt turned somewhat obscene (see below).
In the end, everybody won in the Super Bowl rivalry between Captain America star Chris Evans and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt. Everybody except the Seattle Seahawks, that is.
Following some friendly trash-talking online, Boston native Evans and Seattle resident Pratt settled on a wager: If New England won Super Bowl XLIX, Pratt would wear a Patriots jersey and make an appearance at Christopher’s Haven, a home away from home in Boston for young cancer patients and their families while they undergo treatment at nearby hospitals (it’s a favorite charity of Evans).
However, if the Seahawks won, Evands would dress as Captain America and visit Seattle Children’s Hospital while carrying a 12th Man flag.
Evans and Pratt were in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday to see the Patriots beat the Seahawks 28-24, but the Star-Lord actor was gracious in defeat:
The good-natured Super Bowl rivalry between Captain America star Chris Evans and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has moved beyond a charity bet to inspire a charity T-shirt.
As CBR noted last week, Boston native Evans and Seattle resident Pratt dug in for their own Civil War: If New England wins Super Bowl XLIX, Pratt will don a Patriots jersey and make an appearance at Christopher’s Haven in Boston, which provides a home away from home for young cancer patients and their families while they undergo cancer treatments at nearby hospitals. but if the Seahawks win, Evans will dress as Captain America and visit Seattle Children’s Hospital while carrying a 12th Man flag.
Hot Toys has revealed its movie-accurate Captain America action figure from Avengers: Age of Ultron. And, as you likely know by now, when the collectibles company says “movie-accurate,” it’s not joking around; you can count the pores on 1/6th-scale Chris Evans’ face.
Arriving in the second or third quarter of 2015, the figure comes with newly painted helmeted head sculpt, newly painted Steve Rogers head sculpt, more than 30 points of articulation, a metal shield, a helmet, magnets embedded in figure’s forearms and back for holding shield, numerous interchangeable hands, a tailored costume and stand.
In between uncovering Hydra plots and facing homicidal robots, Captain America took time to surprise a 9-year-old fan who’s embroiled in a battle of his own.
Kenny Botting, who underwent surgery in September for a brain tumor, has spent the past three weeks at Christopher’s Haven in Boston, which provides a home away from home for young cancer patients and their families while they undergo treatment at nearby hospitals (Massachusetts General Hospital is just next door).
Sophie Caldecott is a hero and what she accomplished this past week is more inspiring than saving the world or defeating Ultron. I love a feel good story as much as the next person, and this one is a doozy.
In October 2011, her father Stratford Caldecott was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He and his family have persevered through every treatment and now, three years later, the cancer has advanced to the final stages of the disease. Her father is a huge comic fan and often joked that he’d hang on just to see the next Marvel movie release; sadly, he wasn’t well enough to make it to the theaters to catch Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So starting last Monday, Sophie launched a simple campaign to get a copy of the movie to her father in his convalescence at home and to bring him some cheer in a difficult time.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan appeared this morning at the New York Stock Exchange, where they joined Marvel Entertainment executives to ring the opening bell, and to promote the Friday premiere of their film.
The actors also posed for photos with a costumed Sentinel of Liberty whom we can only presume is that Captain America from the 1950s — or else a trader who lost a bet.
Chris Evans, star of Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, appeared last night on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman to deliver the list of “Top Ten Things Never Before Said by a Superhero.” I won’t ruin it for you, but I will say that Aquaman still can’t get any love, even with the impending DC relaunch.
Captain America: The First Avenger opens July 22 nationwide.
Please just sit back a moment and let that sink in. Frank Miller directed a Gucci ad. Frank “Goddamn Batman” Miller. I’m not sure when the timeline we’re all currently experiencing diverged from the real one, but I’m sure as shootin’ glad it did.
And oh yeah, that’s Chris “Johnny Storm/Captain America” Evans and Evan Rachel “True Blood/Vampire Queen of Louisiana” Wood making out in it, to the tune of Friendly Fires covering “Strangelove” by Depeche Mode. What a wonderful world.
(via John Barber)