" We reported on Friday that the role of The First Avenger: Captain America was offered to Chris Evans (V) and now it seems he has taken the part. Heat Vision Blog is reporting that Evans has accepted the title role of The First Avenger: Captain America, ending months of casting speculation about the role.
While Marvel Studios wouldn't comment on the story, the site reports that the deal is moving along very quickly. It was said he accepted the role sometime over the weekend and final negotiations have been rapidly progressing.
The First Avenger: Captain America will be directed by Joe Johnston from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. A July 22, 2011 release date has already been set for the film.