Captain America Offered to Chris Evans [Updated]

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 22nd, 2010 at 4:57 pm,

chris evans as captain america Captain America Offered to Chris Evans [Updated]

[Update: Chris Evans IS Captain America!]

Finally, an actual step forward in casting the title character of The First Avenger: Captain America! Chris Evans, one of the top contenders recently listed to be in the running to play Captain America for Marvel Studios in a 9-picture deal has been reportedly been offered the role of a lifetime, hopefully putting an end to the rumors and speculation.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog has scooped the info and says Marvel has yet to release an official announcement and Evans’ reps at CAA have declined to comment.

Evans is certainly not an “unknown” actor as director Joe Johnston described as their ideal leading man, and comic fans are well aware of him from his stint playing that other Marvel Comics character, Johnny Storm aka Human Torch, in the two Fantastic Four films. He also has roles in two upcoming comic book movies in The Losers and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, so he’s definitely making a run at Ryan Reynolds for number of key characters played in comic book movies.

Evans is typically typecast into playing witty fast-talking comedy relief type characters but in this role he’ll have to play the 1940s era charming hero and leave the comedy to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark character when it comes to The Avengers.

It almost feels as if over the last few weeks, a whole pile of names was thrown out to the public through various sources and leaks to just gauge the response to each. Of all the actors listed as a “candidate” for the role, the idea of Evans as Steve Rogers definitely had the most positive reception from fans and blogs. Even I admitted in our post about Channing Tatum and Ryan Phillippe that although I wasn’t sure if I could picture him in the role just yet, that if it’s not him who is chosen, it would have to be an unknown – He’s the only listed “name” actor who was acceptable for my preference.

Of the known actors rumored for the role, Evans certainly tops the list and I think fans will easily warm up to the idea very quickly should he accept the role. The one hitch that may put a damper on the situation is that Evans is currently committed to a role in the romantic comedy What’s Your Number? opposite Anna Faris. That flick is scheduled to shoot this summer as well but I’m sure they’ll have to make arrangements to make this work. This is a role (or 9) you cannot pass on.

So, if it’s made official, what do you think of Chris Evans playing Captain America opposite Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull?

The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.

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Source: THR

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  1. I'm amazed at how polarizing this announcement is. I found it very anti-climatic. It seems they knew they'd be hard pressed to find anyone who can order around Robert Downey, Jr. and Edward Norton, in a believable way, so they didn't even bother.

  2. Ok question for all of you who jump up and down and love all of this ridiculous news that these guys keep spewing out. Why do u automatically go for that young actor to play these superhero roles. Evans can still believably play a highschool student. and you want him to play CAP???? and another guy on here suggested ackles? what is wrong with you guys? This shouldnt even be a rumor.

  3. To me, Evans would make a better Flash aka Wally West…….

  4. Ok here it is….. Chris Evans will be a great Cap. Why? Because it is the suprise part of a lifetime that will make an underrated/ seldom thought of actor into a superstar. His acting chop are underrated because his movies/ role fly somewhat under the radar. He is one of those faces that you know but you dont think of him until hes right infront of you and thats why this performance will take you. If he takes this part he will give his all for it cause he knows this is THAT BREAK.
    Not much fuss was made of “Cellular” but that movie was great and he was great in it. His range is amazing- just rarely seen.
    In “F4″ he was great because due to the script his character was the easiest to flesh out and relate to… his dialogue was how do you say “everyday” standing next to others whose dialogue and characters where suppose to be either deep or compelling or smart/genius (which due to script was never accomplished). He stole the show in these movies and i dont think he had to try.
    If he plays Cap everyone will forget his tenure as the Torch be cause he will bring more to this role. He has the talent bottom line. He has the frame and body build. Watch he will open his talent bag and gold will flow from it… and you will believe…. and he will sky rocket ala Hugh Jackman.
    He wasnt my first choice but again Marvel knows something we dont know when they choose things… sit back and watch they want him for a reason… He is Captain America!

  5. HBO should do a new Entourage with Evans, RDJ, Norton and Hemsworth. Imagine the women flocking to wherever they go.

  6. too bad rodney dangerfield passed away… he'd make a great capt america

  7. Lolz!!! Such an old blog!!!! But guess what? Chris Evans proved every and each one of you wrong! He rocked the character of Steve Rogers/Captain America!!! :)