Marvel Officially Confirms Chris Evans is Captain America

Apparently all the “i’s” have been dotted and the “t’s” crossed, because Marvel has finally made the casting of Chris Evans as Captain America official today. Via IconvsIcon, here’s the Marvel press release:

Marvel Studios has officially confirmed that Chris Evans will star as Captain America in the studio’s highly anticipated movie THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA directed by Joe Johnston from a script penned by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Stratton Leopold and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce. The film will be released in the US on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Chris Evans will next star in Sylvain White’s THE LOSERS. He will also star in Edgar Wright’s SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. He recently wrapped production on PUNCTURE and he will soon start production on WHATS YOUR NUMBER. Evans previous credits include starring as Johnny Storm in the FANTASTIC FOUR Films, Danny Boyle’s SUNSHINE and David Ayer’s STREET KINGS.

In addition to THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including the highly anticipated sequel, IRON MAN 2, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow on May 7, 2010, THOR on May 6, 2011, and THE AVENGERS on May 4, 2012.

Evans is represented by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and his attorney at Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder.

So there you have it.



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  • Jensenacklesatheart

    OMFG! THAT IS GOING TO BE SEXY!!! Is he going to be wearing some tight fitting clothing? :O :D

  • Larry

    Thats the problem with these picks Studios go with “popular celebrities that want athletic roles” instead of what they should be going with, “athletic celebrities that want popular roles.” Look into the WWE for your actors in these “superhero films”.

  • Josh

    Why would Chris be CA when he is already playing Human Torch? One character not enough for him? He's not the only one who is doing it either.

  • DairyLizardKing

    Captain America is supposed to be the leader of the Avengers. Chris Evans will bark orders to Iron-Man, the Hulk and Thor? LOL!!! I assumed that someone would have fore-planned the Avengers movie with the correct characterpersonality synergy. Sorry, nothing against Evans, but he does not look like the charismatic leader.

  • adhi

    yes i agree with you guys.. chris evan is not that big and buff.. hes more of a bucky than Cap.. he should just stick as the human torch,, that charracter really suit him but not CAP.. if u guys want to ruin the movie fine by me.. if you dont so do so what i say.. change him get some other guy to play as cap

  • adhi

    yes i agree with you guys.. chris evan is not that big and buff.. hes more of a bucky than Cap.. he should just stick as the human torch,, that charracter really suit him but not CAP.. if u guys want to ruin the movie fine by me.. if you dont so do so what i say.. change him get some other guy to play as cap