Watch: Chris Evans says ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will have a ‘gritty’ look

SAN DIEGO – From the sound of it, Captain America will be getting a bit more scuzzed-up for his next movie.

“The action’s gonna be much more hand-to-hand combat,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” star Chris Evans told us at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. “[Directors Joe and Anthony Russo] kind of adopted a more hand-held approach…so I think it’s gonna look more gritty.”

But don’t just take his word for it. Here’s Evans’ co-star Scarlett Johansson, reprising the role of Black Widow:

“The fighting styles are a little down and dirty,” she told us. “It’s some hard truths you learn in this movie.”

As to the characters’ mismatched dynamic – there’s a bit more “moral hedging” involved in Black Widow’s approach to fighting baddies – how will that play out when they’re forced to work together?

“I think that the characters have sort of unexpected similarities, you know?” said Johansson. “And I think this unexpected friendship that they end up forming…really allows them to open up to each other, and to the audience as well.”

You can check out the full interview in the video above.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” hits theaters on April 4, 2014.