There have been many names bandied about for the role of Captain America since the film was announced, but according to an article on The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog, Chris Evans (Push, Cellular) has been given a legitimate offer from Marvel Studios. This deal would include roles in the upcoming The First Avenger: Captain America (for release in 2011),Â the superhero team-up The Avengers as well as future sequels (the offer says it includes “up to three”). Although this has been reported, both Marvel and Evans’ agency the CAA has yet to confirm or deny this rumor, so it could still be up in the air.
Wow. Chris Evans. The guy from Not Another Teen Movie. That would not have been my first choice. Simply put, he’s too pretty and young looking for the role, and doesn’t feel as natural of a fit as it was getting Robert Downey Jr. for Iron Man. I am not on board with this, but you never know. I will remain optimistic, and since no one is confirming anything, I will hold out hope they find someone better…as long as it isn’t John Krasinski.
What do you think Film Junk? Is the dude from The Nanny Diaries a good fit?
Update: It’s a done deal! Variety has now confirmed Chris Evans for the role.