Since debuting as Captain America in 2011, the star has won acclaim for his performances as the super-soldier in movies set within the Marvel comic book universe.

Despite his status as one of the headline stars of the superhero blockbusters, Chris, 34, feels that if their plots are too far-fetched fans will lose interest.

"Comic book movies are great and I love them," he told British newspaper The Guardian. "But if they become too fantastical and too larger than life I think it's a slippery slope where you can lose touch, and if people want to try and find a way in and identify and connect with these characters."

Bearing this in mind, he hopes Marvel's forthcoming film, Captain America: Civil War shows its audience that there are major consequences to its hero's outlandish deeds.

"The truth is these battles have huge collateral damage, the wake, the ripple effect they leave is massive and I think it's only logical to say, 'You know what would be great, let's talk about what would happen if this were actually happening'," he adds. "People would be upset, people would have an opinion about this and they (superheroes) would have to answer to somebody."

The actor, who heads a cast list featuring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson as the deadly assassin The Black Widow believes Marvel Studios' films have been successful due to this.

"It's just movies about characters and people and struggles and that's what Marvel have figured out that you have to take the superhero element out of it, that this has to be a story about the human condition and human suffering."

Captain America: Civil War is set to be released in the U.K. on 29 April and in the U.S. on 6 May (16).