Captain America star Chris Evans was recently crowned the Sexiest Man Alive… but his fellow Avengers weren’t impressed.
“It very quickly was like, ‘What are you doing with your hands back there?’” said Hemsworth. “[Robert Downey Jr.] said he’s being arrested. I said it was a beautiful mugshot. Then Jeremy Renner said a series of things which we won’t 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’s officially the Sexiest Man Alive of 2022. “My mom will be so happy,” said Evans at the time. “She’s proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about.”
Clearly, the Marvel team had other ideas. The Avengers group chat includes the six original Avengers who teamed up for the 2012 film: 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 “filthy” while he himself felt like Evans scooping Sexiest Man Alive was a moment to pass the torch – he himself snagged the coveted award back in 2014. “He’s indeed a sexy man,” said Hemsworth. “So well done, you know? Thank your parents!”
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 is set to appear alongside Dwayne Johnson next year in the upcoming Christmas movie, Red One.
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Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.