Chris Evans is Captain America

To no one’s surprise, Chris Evans has accepted Marvel Studio’s offer to be their Captain America in the upcoming “The First Avenger” movie, the first of many Marvel movies to feature the Star Spangled Avenger. The news of Evans being offered the gig came out last week before the weekend break, and at the time it was “if” he would take the job. Obviously Evans is no dummy, and neither are his “people”, because today THR reports that the deal is all but done.

“The First Avenger” marks the second superhero that Evans will be suiting up for from the Marvel Universe, including Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in the first two “Fantastic Four” movies. Joe Johnston will direct the WWII-set epic, which is scheduled for a 2011 release. The film would then lead into “The Avengers” movie in 2012.



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  • ulik

    Oh well,…. I know he’ll have awesome quirky chemistry with Robert Downey Jr. that’s for sure. As far as leadership qualities, being classy, stern, and serious,..We’ll just have to wait and see. It is a nice spit in the face to Fox so I do like that aspect.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      LOL right!!! I think he could do it well. He hasn’t been given the cahnce to do a serious role except in “Sunshine” and I think this is his time to shine. I think he young enough to be a new recruit but mature enough to not look like a kid. I doubt they’ll do too much quirkiness with him as Cap isn’t exactly quirky but the interactions should be good.

      • ulik

        I agree, he’s somewhere in between being young and still mature enough but not a AmberCrombie or Gap model pretty boy post-teen. I do believe his interactions will be cool between him and the rest of the cast. At first I was like no because of him being The Human Torch but I’m starting warm up to him being Cap. Especially with the USO thing, I can see him being very entertaining and then getting anxious to get out and fight after the serum is successful.

  • ulik

    Oh well,…. I know he’ll have awesome quirky chemistry with Robert Downey Jr. that’s for sure. As far as leadership qualities, being classy, stern, and serious,..We’ll just have to wait and see. It is a nice spit in the face to Fox so I do like that aspect.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      LOL right!!! I think he could do it well. He hasn’t been given the cahnce to do a serious role except in “Sunshine” and I think this is his time to shine. I think he young enough to be a new recruit but mature enough to not look like a kid. I doubt they’ll do too much quirkiness with him as Cap isn’t exactly quirky but the interactions should be good.

      • ulik

        I agree, he’s somewhere in between being young and still mature enough but not a AmberCrombie or Gap model pretty boy post-teen. I do believe his interactions will be cool between him and the rest of the cast. At first I was like no because of him being The Human Torch but I’m starting warm up to him being Cap. Especially with the USO thing, I can see him being very entertaining and then getting anxious to get out and fight after the serum is successful.

  • iAREren

    Wow. This is one of those make-it-or-break-it moments. I hope it turns out well.

  • iAREren

    Wow. This is one of those make-it-or-break-it moments. I hope it turns out well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/holkur The Strongest There Is

    I think this is pure genius. The best part about this casting is the look I imagine him having before the super soldier serum. Sickly, thin, a waste of space with the heart of a champion. Evans can nail it and I think he will. He is comically funny and will do great things with RDJ, but I think this is the best choice they had other than Bradley Cooper (Who I would have preferred) but either way, this is a good move.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Yeah. I see that too. Only thing is Cap isn’t comically funny. However I wouldn’t mind hims starting off more jovial, but then getting antsy to use his new abilities, almost as if having them has made him jumpy (like the explanation that Percy Jackson’s ADHD was really his heightend battle reflexes).

  • http://www.facebook.com/holkur The Strongest There Is

    I think this is pure genius. The best part about this casting is the look I imagine him having before the super soldier serum. Sickly, thin, a waste of space with the heart of a champion. Evans can nail it and I think he will. He is comically funny and will do great things with RDJ, but I think this is the best choice they had other than Bradley Cooper (Who I would have preferred) but either way, this is a good move.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      Yeah. I see that too. Only thing is Cap isn’t comically funny. However I wouldn’t mind hims starting off more jovial, but then getting antsy to use his new abilities, almost as if having them has made him jumpy (like the explanation that Percy Jackson’s ADHD was really his heightend battle reflexes).

  • Matt

    BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • Matt

    BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/holkur The Strongest There Is

    Cap can be pretty funny when he wants to be. For instance, the time he told the hulk that an alien race called him a fag in order to get the hulk to focus his anger NOT on the Team. But mostly what i meant by the comment is that a jovial status helps people deal with their shortcomings, even if only to stop themselves from breaking down. I dont think humor will play into this very much but I can see it being useful at times. I think people may be taken back by this decision from Marvel, but I am definitely excited for the new old blood. I would rather see him play cap than one of the other squareheads being picked for every role right now. I have been waiting for Evans to get a big role for awhile. I liked him in Push and thought he was perfect for Torch, but for all those roles I wanted him to have something bigger and better. Something that depended on him alone to carry all the weight. This is it. I don’t think I will be disappointed.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I agree both about Cap and Evans. I remember early in New Avengers and he cracked a couple of jokes. It was great seeing Spidey and Cage’s reaction. I think Evans will do a good job and I’m just relieved that thry didn’t choose one of the Gossip/Twilight/90210 crowd.

  • http://www.facebook.com/holkur The Strongest There Is

    Cap can be pretty funny when he wants to be. For instance, the time he told the hulk that an alien race called him a fag in order to get the hulk to focus his anger NOT on the Team. But mostly what i meant by the comment is that a jovial status helps people deal with their shortcomings, even if only to stop themselves from breaking down. I dont think humor will play into this very much but I can see it being useful at times. I think people may be taken back by this decision from Marvel, but I am definitely excited for the new old blood. I would rather see him play cap than one of the other squareheads being picked for every role right now. I have been waiting for Evans to get a big role for awhile. I liked him in Push and thought he was perfect for Torch, but for all those roles I wanted him to have something bigger and better. Something that depended on him alone to carry all the weight. This is it. I don’t think I will be disappointed.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      I agree both about Cap and Evans. I remember early in New Avengers and he cracked a couple of jokes. It was great seeing Spidey and Cage’s reaction. I think Evans will do a good job and I’m just relieved that thry didn’t choose one of the Gossip/Twilight/90210 crowd.