Marvel Has Offered Captain America to Chris Evans!

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Well this is a shocker. Not that I don’t think Chris Evans would make a good Captain America, but that after the recent announcement that he was fronting the legal thriller “Punctured”, I just assumed it meant Evans had taken himself out of the running for the Star Spangled Avenger. Apparently that’s not the case, because THR is reporting that Marvel Studios has made an offer to Evans to play Captain America, aka Steve Rogers.

Evans, of course, is not new to superheroic tights, having played Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in the last two “Fantatic Four” movies (he was, bar none, the best thing about those two films, by the way), so he’s already familiar with the Marvel U. Of course, the Human Torch was a smart-alecky wiseass — basically, the polar opposite of Captain America, and one of the reasons why I didn’t think he might be “right” for the role. Without a doubt, Evans has gotten away with playing the sidekick-ish roles throughout his career (his upcoming “The Losers” is another good example), with the occasional leading man, but he’s never really had to play a role that’s anywhere close to the gravitas of a Captain America. Can he really make it work? I don’t know…

But if this is indeed true (THR hasn’t been able to get anyone to comment), it would mean Evans would have to extricate himself from the romantic comedy “What’s Your Number?” which, come on, is a no-brainer. Evans, despite all of his credits (and he’s been in a TON of movies), has never really become a household name. A role as Captain America would change all that, so what’s stopping him from jumping on the phone and saying “Yes!” immediately?

So, Chris Evans as Captain America. Thoughts?

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  • erick

    he’d be fun to see in the part. doesn’t seem too old for Cap and he isn’t on some prime time soap opera

  • erick

    he’d be fun to see in the part. doesn’t seem too old for Cap and he isn’t on some prime time soap opera

  • Matt

    I think Marvel/the movie studio needs to look elsewhere. Would Evans make a great Cap? Yeah, probably. But, he’s already played Human Torch. It will be difficult for the audience to see him as both characters.

    Of course, if Marvel is planning a reboot of the F4 series, then in the long run, his portrayl of The Torch will be void anyway. But, stil…Are there not enough actors out there for Hollywood to choose from that we’re already back to Chris Evans?

  • Matt

    I think Marvel/the movie studio needs to look elsewhere. Would Evans make a great Cap? Yeah, probably. But, he’s already played Human Torch. It will be difficult for the audience to see him as both characters.

    Of course, if Marvel is planning a reboot of the F4 series, then in the long run, his portrayl of The Torch will be void anyway. But, stil…Are there not enough actors out there for Hollywood to choose from that we’re already back to Chris Evans?

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

    I agree he’s a better choice than most of who they’ve been saying but trying to distance him from Johnny Storm will be hard. However if Marvel really can’t find an unknown or someone better Chris is my pick. He’d need to bulk up and it’d be nice to see him more serious, but I do think he actually has the chops to pull it off. Is he my first choice, no that’d still be Mark Valley (Human Target) but hey what do I know.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

    I agree he’s a better choice than most of who they’ve been saying but trying to distance him from Johnny Storm will be hard. However if Marvel really can’t find an unknown or someone better Chris is my pick. He’d need to bulk up and it’d be nice to see him more serious, but I do think he actually has the chops to pull it off. Is he my first choice, no that’d still be Mark Valley (Human Target) but hey what do I know.