Chris Evans Is ‘The First Avenger: Captain America’!

The actor has accepted the role for the Marvel Studios film.
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Chris Evans Is ‘The First Avenger: Captain America’!

http://movieweb.com/movie/captain-america-the-first-avenger/Chris Evans is your Captain America 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.

Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011.

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  • shuabert • 5 years ago

    Too bad this wasn't an April Fool's joke.

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    • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

      If done right, it could be a good idea. But if done wrong, it could turn into an "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" fiasco, with too many characters overshadowing the title character.

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      • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

        I think I read it in a magazine, but it's online, too:

        http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43910

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        • narrator • 5 years ago

          Travis, I'd love a link to a site stating that.

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          • tearingbeast • 5 years ago

            I just don't think he can bring that dominant, headstrong, fearless leader persona. I hope I'm wrong, but all of his previous movies and characters have left a bad taste in my mouth. When I think my classic Cap. America, the definition of human perfection and all that is upright, noble and honorable, I have a really hard time interjecting Evens. First off, he needs a great chin, broad with a swell cleft. Take Michael Fassbender or Til Schweiger or instance. Fantastic chins. Evans's chin is lacking as is his voice. Which leads me to my second point. He needs the voice. These are small details, however and can be remedied with tremendous acting. He's really going to have to put on the performance of his life if he hopes to win our hearts and be a believable leader of someone such as Tony Stark or Bruce Banner. These are powerful characters with powerful actors behind them. Chris Evens will have to be even more powerful. I'm a massive Capt. America fan and I do hope this all works out, but Marvel has failed in the past *cough* punisher2, spiderman3, fantastic4 1&2, hulk1, xmen3, xmen origins *cough*. I really hope they don't add this one to that list.

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            • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

              I read that the Invaders will be in this movie...that they make up the majority of the second half.

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              • narrator • 5 years ago

                @ParkWilliams, agreed with your last statement.

                I am interested to see how this goes. Because a lot can still go wrong. However my main concern, is not the director, writers or even the cinematographer and art directors (although they have all done crap movies flawed )... no...

                The main flaw is that this screenplay is written by the writers of the two Narnia films.. and nothing else. They we're fun movies. Heck I really liked the first one other than the crying and the over-prolonged dialogue. The second, even cheesier and dragged on. So that is the main concern for me. Having written two, and only two, children and family geared films, what can they bring "maturity wise" to our beloved Steve Rogers?

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                • azador • 5 years ago

                  @Insert: "People like Tony Stark and Hank Pym...won't just give in to his commands off the bat..."

                  Exactly right; one of the most interesting parts to the early Avengers is the tension between the members and collectively the lack of respect for Captain America. In the Ultimate Avengers animated movie the team is nearly disbanded after their first mission fails when Stark gets reckless and nearly dies, and Pym leaves his post to try and save Wasp. When you have two selfish, narcissistic genius's who both believe they should be in charge under the shaky leadership of a man who literally missed an entire century of history and technology, who still appears to be under the age of 35, you aren't going to have an efficient, fully functioning team that gets the job done.

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                  • bud2fresh • 5 years ago

                    i wonder will the sub-mariner will b in it ??????

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                    • jjhollaway • 5 years ago

                      MOVIE-JEDI YOU GOT OWNED NO EXCUSES

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                      • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                        @ movie_jedi...shut the f*ck up. It doesn't matter if he played Human Torch because he won't be anymore and those movies SUCKED anyway. So get the f*ck over it.

                        @ barkx: "A leader, who has a cool head under pressure, is smart and tactical, and always makes the right choice.

                        He commands respect. When he gives an order, his teammates follow, without hesitation."

                        You seem to be forgetting that this is the first Avengers movie, meaning they really haven't had time to adjust to Cap as their leader. People like Tony Stark and Hank Pym(if he's in the movie) won't just give in to his commands off the bat...he'll have to earn their respect.

                        @ mroxk: It's been confirmed that they're rebooting it, and if your biggest argument is that he's played the Human Torch so he "can't be Captain America," then that's pathetic.

                        Overall, I haven't seen one good argument against Evans. Just accept him for Christ's sake. How bad could he be? I think he'll do fine.

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                        • mroxk • 5 years ago

                          Ok about all the rebooting sh*t has any seen a teaser or photos or anything like that then guess wat he's still the fin hunman torch

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                          • azador • 5 years ago

                            I'd much rather have Pine stay on the Star Trek franchise.

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                            • movie-jedi • 5 years ago

                              i dont give a sh*t if their re-booting F4, he still played Human Torch! and to be honest a F4 reboot seems a long way off! chris pine should have got the job!

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                              • barkx • 5 years ago

                                Captain America is to The Avengers, what Optimus Prime is to the Transformers.

                                A leader, who has a cool head under pressure, is smart and tactical, and always makes the right choice.

                                He commands respect. When he gives an order, his teammates follow, without hesitation.

                                I know this is Steve Rogers' origin story as to how he becomes Captain America, but that needs to be the curve, so that by the end of the movie, he is those things stated above.

                                The question is going to be, can Chris Evans hold that kind of on-screen presence when acting with the likes of Robert Downey Jnr as Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and (possibly?!) Edward Norton as The Hulk?!

                                As a massive Marvel, Avengers & Captain America fan, I certainly hope so...!

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                                • masterofthemoon • 5 years ago

                                  Great casting choice! I loved him in FF and in Push now I can't wait to see him as Captian America! Now I wonder who will be the Red Skull???

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                                  • vleoz • 5 years ago

                                    ofcourse!

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                                    • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                                      haha Right on, Tom

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                                      • radimus-83 • 5 years ago

                                        lol, Travis... the smartest kid on Movieweb.

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                                        • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                                          I mean, seriously...if you're completely clueless, Google does wonders for that kinda stuff.

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