Human Torch Cast As Captain America?
According to the Hollywood
Reporter, Chris Evans has been offered the lead in The First Avenger: Captain America. Evans is perhaps best known in these circles as Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch, in the two Fantastic Four movies.
Evans would be signing for what has been reported to be a nine picture deal: at least two sequels and appearance(s) in The Avengers movie(s) as well as in other Marvel superhero films. Nice steady work for an actor who isn’t afraid to get typecast.
The First Avenger is to be directed by Joe “Wolfman” Johnston; Hugo Weaving (Lord of the Rings, V For Vendetta) has been cast as The Red Skull. The movie is presently set for a July 22, 2011 release, with The Avengers following on May 4, 2012.
There’s probably no chance of a cross-over, as Marvel’s doing a complete reboot on The Fantastic Four movie franchise.
Neither Marvel Films nor Evans’ people have confirmed or denied as of yet this weekend.