Chris Evans doing his own stunts on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”…
He’s also clearly doing the bulk of the fighting in the footage they’ve released so far. Ditto the rest of the cast - they really went out of their way to make this as real as possible.
Forever reminded of the commentary for The First Avenger where they discuss how Chris Evans moves and runs and how unique it is, how much it’s like a dancer (because he did dance as a kid and he brings that shit naturally) and how they eventually decided to try and have him do as much as possible, especially the running, because his physical characteristics and movements are really hard to duplicate. That clearly carries over to The Winter Soldier.
Who Chris Evans is and how he moves, is now who Steve Rogers is and how Steve Rogers moves. I think he demonstrates that even more in this movie with all the extra training he went through and the input he had on the fighting style and shield use. Not to discount the awesome and vital work from the stunt people, though, who are an integral part of the whole thing. And they had their work cut out for them trying to match the uniqueness of Chris. I’m sure they did it perfectly.
I love how in one of the featurettes for TFA they talk about how Chris’s physicality informed the motion of the shield and not the other way around, how he gave them the movement and that determined how the shield was thrown and handled in general.
I just really cannot imagine how anyone else could’ve been Steve Rogers, he plays him so well on both an emotional and physical level in ways that are so subtle (because that in itself is Steve) that I don’t think casual viewers even fully appreciate it.
And it fits in perfectly with 616 Steve, who was not only a superbly trained commando, but a skilled gymnast whose fighting style was acrobatic, graceful, and fluid. MCU Steve fights like combat is a deadly ballet, and it’s wonderful to see, especially in that battle on the Lemurian Star.