Captain America star Chris Evans was recently crowned the sexiest man alive… but his fellow Avengers were not impressed.
“It was quickly like, ‘What are you doing with your hands there?'” Hemsworth said. “[Robert Downey Jr.] said he will be arrested. I said it was a nice mug shot. Then Jeremy Renner said a series of things that we will not repeat.”
— People (@people) November 8, 2022
The image of Evans leaning against a wall with his hands behind his back appeared on the cover of People magazine to coincide with the announcement that he is officially the Sexiest Man Alive of 2022. “My mom will be so happy,” Evans said at the time. . “She’s proud of everything I do, but this is something she can really brag about.”
The Marvel team clearly had other ideas. The Avengers group chat features the six original Avengers who teamed up for the 2012 movie: Thor’s Hemsworth, Iron Man’s Downey Jr., Captain America’s Evans, Hawkeye’s Renner, Hulk’s Mark Ruffalo, and Black Widow’s Scarlett Johansson.
Hemsworth explained that Renner keeps the chat “dirty”, while he himself felt Evans’ Sexiest Man Alive brag was a moment to pass the torch – he himself bagged the coveted award in 2014. “He is indeed a sexy man,” Hemsworth said. “So well done, you know? Thank your parents!”
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People’s Sexiest Man Alive has been a regular annual feature since 1985, with last year’s award going to another Avenger, Paul Rudd.
Evans recently starred as the original Buzz Lightyear in Disney’s animated Toy Story spin-off, Lightyear, and will appear next year alongside Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming Christmas movie, Red One.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.