It's official: Chris Evans is Captain America

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Finally!  After a bazillion rumors, we now have confirmation that Chris Evans is, in fact, Captain America.  We first heard he was offered the gig over the weekend and now we have official word that he has accepted the coveted role.  Supposedly, the deal he signed has him committed to three Captain America movies, along with a starring role in THE AVENGERS.  Joe Johnston will be directing the first Captain America film, due to hit theaters on July 22nd of 2011.  Evans is no stranger to Marvel superhero characters and most recently played the Human Torch in Fox’s Fantastic Four films.  Although generally regarded as poor films, I always thought Evans was the lone bright spot.

All in all, I think this is a great choice and Evans has a great personality that should translate well as a big superhero.  He’s also proven himself in dramas as well, his best performance coming in LONDON.  So now that the big role is filled, it’s time to start guessing who the leading lady will be.

Chris Evans

Source: Variety

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