He’s finally back!
After a three year hiatus from the New York City studio, Chris Evans has returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about his newest film, Knives Out, and do what big brothers do best — mortify their younger sibling. Before we get into last night’s shenanigans, fans will remember a few unforgettable appearances on the show very well …
First in 2015, with Chris’ younger brother, actor Scott Evans, and their rousing game of flip cup versus Jimmy and his sister Gloria, and remembrance into Chris’ pranks on an unsuspecting (and far too trusting) Scott in their childhood.
And the second in 2016 with that chilling (and incredibly entertaining) game of “Frozen Blackjack.” Poor Chris really thought he knew what he was doing on that last hand … but 5 gallons of ice water said otherwise.
Also, let’s not forget the suspenseful game of beer pong when Jimmy was still hosting Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2011, too. But this is 2019, and Evans and Fallon aren’t here to play … or maybe they are?
The show opened with Chris enjoying being able to finally openly share Marvel details with his swan song from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame, having released in the spring (“We can say anything we want!”). He talked the success of the film, being the first to tell Anthony Mackie that Falcon would be wielding the iconic shield in Steve Rogers’ stead, and which legendary apparatus was more exciting to wield, Cap’s shield or Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir? “Hammer … well, you know, the shield was destined for the character. The hammer was kind of this, you know, period at the end of a sentence in terms of his worth. And it was nice.”
Also shown during the segment was a never before seen clip of Evans as Hugh “Ransom” Drysdale in his upcoming murder/mystery “whodunnit” written and directed by the renowned Rian Johnson, Knives Out. Call him Ransom, it’s his middle name … only the help calls him Hugh. Knives Out has become one of the most highly anticipated films of the season, and one look at their Rotten Tomatoes page tells you why, with this short clip of Evans self-proclaimed “vile” character only making the excitement grow.
As is seemingly customary when Evans makes an appearance on Fallon’s show, a game had to be played, and today they chose “Know Your Bro” with special guest Scott Evans. It’s consistently a treat when these two get together and this episode did not disappoint. This is the siblings’ second attempt at this particular activity and the score to beat was a whopping one point. Chris nailed the first answer, knowing his brother would be in some form of homicide detective work had he not pursued an acting career. Next, Scott had to confess something that the Evans’ parents didn’t know about from the boys’ childhood. Scott went with the story of him claiming an accident as the cause for an unfortunate head injury — while it was really Chris that had pushed him into the coffee table — but Chris thought it was a tale about skipping school. Finally, it was Chris’ turn to spill some beans. When asked about Scott’s most embarrassing childhood memory, Chris told a hilarious recap of Scott on the ski slopes in New Hampshire as a 5-year-old and a few unfortunate accidents that resulted in three pairs of soiled pants. The answer was close, as Scott came clean about a similar situation at 10 years old in the front seat of his sister’s car. Chris did give him credit for that one, Scott had warned them, and they’d ignored him.
You can watch the Evans Bros play “Know Your Bro” in the video below!
Chris’ newest film, Knives Out, is opening in theaters on November 22 and Avengers: Endgame is out on Blu-ray and digital. Scott’s film, Sell By, is currently making the rounds at film festivals (and winning some awards!).