Chris Evans cast as Captain America
Variety reports that square-jawed lady-killer Chris Evans will be under the winged-mask of Captain America for Marvel’s upcoming The First Avenger: Captain America, set to hit theaters next summer.
Also noted from Variety: Evan’s deal looks to be for at least three pictures, not including the already mentioned “Avengers” film set to come out in 2012. Evans will be hurling his shield next to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, as well as Edward Norton’s green skinned goliath, the Hulk.
The First Avenger: Captain America also has cast the neo-hating turned neo-nazi, Hugo Weaving as the villainous Red Skull.
Of course, comic book fans should not be surprised by Mr. Evan’s turn as a hero, given his lengthy comic book twinged resumé. Starring first as the hot headed Johnny Storm in the less-than-beloved pair of Fantastic Four pictures, Evans will also debut as the alliterated Lucas Lee in the upcoming Scott Pilgrim flick, as well as the jacked-mouth hacker Jake Jensen in the forthcoming Losers movie coming out this April.
So, ComicMix fans, what do you think? Does Evans belong wielding the shield? Where do you think Stan Lee will cameo in the Cap film? Do you think Ben Grimm will enjoy a quieter Baxter building while Johnny get’s a little patriotic? Tell us what you think, soldier!
I think he will do a great job. There will be a large number of people that will bash him for what ever reason they feel necessary to express their opinion. But we have to be optimistic! After all, no matter if we think Chris Evans is right for the part of not, we all know, we will see the flick regardless. So let's put some good energy into the future of Marvel films and cheer Chris on!
I have no problem with Chris as Cap. I hope they dye his hair a true blonde, though.
So how come he can be both Johnny Storm and Steve Rogers but Marvel wouldn't let Wesley Snipes be Blade and the Black Panther? He'd make a better BP than this dude will make a Steve Rogers.
They also let Ryan Reynolds play Hannibal King and Deadpool. My understanding is that since those movies aren't in the new Marvel Movie-verse, they can have the same actors. Don't know about the Black Panther thing though. Weird.
Wesley Snipes is a big BP fan and he wrote a BP script back in the late 90s (some time before Blade), that apparently got fairly well along the whole movie making process but he took a break to do Blade, and then Marvel told him he couldn't be both Blade and Black Panther because it would confuse audiences. He was pretty upset from what I read.
I would have preferred Mark Valley of Human target, but oh well. Another hero movie…