Chris Evans is Captain America

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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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  • j.james

    We’ll see……thats all i can say.

  • j.james

    We’ll see……thats all i can say.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    I was just reminded of this, but Chris Evans was really good in Danny Boyle’s “Sunshine”. It was a non-comic part, and he was perfect in it. The guy really CAN act, which is sometimes hard to remember because of all the goofy parts he tends to play in bigger budgeted movies.

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

      See I heard he was good in that but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Good flick?

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

        Sunshine in my opinion could have been one of the greatest films ever, Right up until a point that everyone who has seen it can probably vouch for. Ded its definitely worth a viewing, and then you can join the rest of us who more than likely mourn the end game.

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

          Thanks man. I was on the fence about renting it. I’ll get to it as soon as I can.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

    I was just reminded of this, but Chris Evans was really good in Danny Boyle’s “Sunshine”. It was a non-comic part, and he was perfect in it. The guy really CAN act, which is sometimes hard to remember because of all the goofy parts he tends to play in bigger budgeted movies.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      See I heard he was good in that but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Good flick?

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

        Sunshine in my opinion could have been one of the greatest films ever, Right up until a point that everyone who has seen it can probably vouch for. Ded its definitely worth a viewing, and then you can join the rest of us who more than likely mourn the end game.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

          Thanks man. I was on the fence about renting it. I’ll get to it as soon as I can.

  • WHYYYYYYY

    He shouldn’t be given the chance to screw this up. He is too young looking and not nearly big enough. The Human Torch??? You gotta be f*&king me! Could you see Ironman taking orders from this kid? Or anyone for that matter? IT”S CAPTAIN AMERICA PEOPLE!!! STOP SCREWING UP! Why not make Thor Will Smith. Well? Why not? He sells movies tickets too does he not? Or maybe we could cast the entire Twilight group as the new X-men. Disgrace… How about we put comic book fans on these projects instead of wannabe buttclowns.

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

      If you read the comments you’d know that actually alot of fans are for this, especially seeing who MArvel was looking at first. Ulik, The Strongest There Is, and I are all comic fans and we’re all in agreement this could’ve been alot worse. Could it have been better, sure, but EVans is a decent actor, and in great shape. Also this is an ORIGIN flick and Cap is just joinging up and still very young (early 20’s I believe) so Evans is actually the right age. Besides if what Nix says is true about Sunshine, he’ll be fine.

  • WHYYYYYYY

    He shouldn’t be given the chance to screw this up. He is too young looking and not nearly big enough. The Human Torch??? You gotta be f*&king me! Could you see Ironman taking orders from this kid? Or anyone for that matter? IT”S CAPTAIN AMERICA PEOPLE!!! STOP SCREWING UP! Why not make Thor Will Smith. Well? Why not? He sells movies tickets too does he not? Or maybe we could cast the entire Twilight group as the new X-men. Disgrace… How about we put comic book fans on these projects instead of wannabe buttclowns.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      If you read the comments you’d know that actually alot of fans are for this, especially seeing who MArvel was looking at first. Ulik, The Strongest There Is, and I are all comic fans and we’re all in agreement this could’ve been alot worse. Could it have been better, sure, but EVans is a decent actor, and in great shape. Also this is an ORIGIN flick and Cap is just joinging up and still very young (early 20’s I believe) so Evans is actually the right age. Besides if what Nix says is true about Sunshine, he’ll be fine.

  • WHYYYYYYY

    Well, I’ll have you know that I did add Sunshine to my list of movies to watch. You’re absolutely right that it could have been worse, like nicholas cage for example… (shivers). But Evans already a marvel character on top of it all. what happens should they ever decide to tie F4 into this loop. Then again, maybe forgetting about the Fantastic 4 movie isnt’ such a bad thing. Well, I sure hope you guys are right because aside from Ironman, the NEW Hulk, and Spiderman 1+2, marvel movies have been painfully insulting to fans. Forgive my ascertiveness, just edgy about the way comic movies have been going thus far, only to find out that Evans was selected over some people who fit the roll better in appearance.
    But for an ORIGIN flick, I will just have to be more open-minded. A young Cap he may be able to pull off- Not like I can change it or anything.

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

      Fox own FF so that won’t happen, plus they’re talking a reboot there. I didn’t mind the FF films. They were entertaining and fun and family friendly. Not full of angst, darkness, pining after women. Yes I know they messed Doom up, but adding in Latveria, sorcery, his mom and such would have been character overload. I do wish they gave him SOME kind of accent though. And Galactus as a giant tornado was wrong yes, but seeing him in the purple skirt with the helmet would’ve been wrong too. There’s a reason Ultimate Galactus wasn’t similar to the original. It just seems kinda cheesy now. I’d love for them to have made him closer but streamlined the look a bit. But all in all I had fun watching them and Evans was one of the reasons why. It’s funny you say SPidey 1& 2 as two of the good ones, because as much as I loved them, they just don’t hold up for me now. I think the initial fanboy reaction was me loving it, but other than Doc Ock, Spideys web swinging, JJJ, and The Goblin (Dafoe, not the suit, though I understand the change to a point), I felt they missed the mark. Where’s my witty banter? Where are my quips? Raimi made them too “Woe is me” and I hate it now. Yes he get’s the short end of the stick ALL THE TIME but when he’s in costume he’s hilarious and they just ignore that. ANYWAY I’m ranting.

      • iAREren

        oh yeah! i forgot about that FF reboot. i guess the world wont implode now if cap ever meets the human torch in the marvel movie universe. =P

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

          Yup. But what Fox really needs to reboot is Daredevil and make it Dark Knight dark. They did okay with the first one, needed more fights like the first one though.

          • iAREren

            Agreed. They should try to get Ed Brubaker on that project. I wonder how well the guy would do. I loved his run on Daredevil. =P

  • WHYYYYYYY

    Well, I’ll have you know that I did add Sunshine to my list of movies to watch. You’re absolutely right that it could have been worse, like nicholas cage for example… (shivers). But Evans already a marvel character on top of it all. what happens should they ever decide to tie F4 into this loop. Then again, maybe forgetting about the Fantastic 4 movie isnt’ such a bad thing. Well, I sure hope you guys are right because aside from Ironman, the NEW Hulk, and Spiderman 1+2, marvel movies have been painfully insulting to fans. Forgive my ascertiveness, just edgy about the way comic movies have been going thus far, only to find out that Evans was selected over some people who fit the roll better in appearance.
    But for an ORIGIN flick, I will just have to be more open-minded. A young Cap he may be able to pull off- Not like I can change it or anything.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      Fox own FF so that won’t happen, plus they’re talking a reboot there. I didn’t mind the FF films. They were entertaining and fun and family friendly. Not full of angst, darkness, pining after women. Yes I know they messed Doom up, but adding in Latveria, sorcery, his mom and such would have been character overload. I do wish they gave him SOME kind of accent though. And Galactus as a giant tornado was wrong yes, but seeing him in the purple skirt with the helmet would’ve been wrong too. There’s a reason Ultimate Galactus wasn’t similar to the original. It just seems kinda cheesy now. I’d love for them to have made him closer but streamlined the look a bit. But all in all I had fun watching them and Evans was one of the reasons why. It’s funny you say SPidey 1& 2 as two of the good ones, because as much as I loved them, they just don’t hold up for me now. I think the initial fanboy reaction was me loving it, but other than Doc Ock, Spideys web swinging, JJJ, and The Goblin (Dafoe, not the suit, though I understand the change to a point), I felt they missed the mark. Where’s my witty banter? Where are my quips? Raimi made them too “Woe is me” and I hate it now. Yes he get’s the short end of the stick ALL THE TIME but when he’s in costume he’s hilarious and they just ignore that. ANYWAY I’m ranting.

      • iAREren

        oh yeah! i forgot about that FF reboot. i guess the world wont implode now if cap ever meets the human torch in the marvel movie universe. =P

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

          Yup. But what Fox really needs to reboot is Daredevil and make it Dark Knight dark. They did okay with the first one, needed more fights like the first one though.

          • iAREren

            Agreed. They should try to get Ed Brubaker on that project. I wonder how well the guy would do. I loved his run on Daredevil. =P

  • raevon maddox

    i don't really think that he should play captian america but hey i'm just talking off my head well just have to see how he dose in the moive

  • raevon maddox

    i don't really think that he should play captian america but hey i'm just talking off my head well just have to see how he dose in the moive