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Chis Evans is CAPTAIN AMERICA

Actor accepts offer for Marvel lead

By Rob M. Worley     March 22, 2010
Source: Various

UPDATED Monday, March 22: Heat Vision is now reporting that Chris Evans has agreed to Marvel's deal to star in 'The First Avenger: Captain America' as well as sequels and the spin-off 'Avengers' franchise.

Apparently after mulling it over on the weekend Evans agreed to the terms and now it's just the formality of typing up the contracts and signing them.

 

Original Report from Saturday, March 20:

Multiple sources are reporting that actor Chris Evans has been offered the lead role in Marvel's 'The First Avenger: Captain America' movie.

The Heat Vision Blog at THR broke the news Friday afternoon with an exclusive report indicating that Marvel had approached the actor with a firm offer. Marvel refused to confirm the offer, as did Evans' reps at Creative Artists Agency. Deadline.com, who first reported Evans as a candidate last week, was quick to confirm the offer with their own sources.

The deal would lock Evans into a starring role in three 'Captain America' movies, plus a promonent  role in 'The Avengers' and its sequels. Evans would also be obligated to appear as Rogers/Cap with small appearances in other Marvel films as well.

Both reports note that his is only an offer, which Evans may or may not accept. Deadline's sources tell them that the actor is reticent to play another Marvel superhero, but also admits that some foot-dragging may be simply a bargaining tactic. As we've seen with the much-discussed 'Iron Man' movie sequel issues, Marvel has a tendency to low-ball talent on money while obligating them to numerous sequels.

If he signs, it might make Evans the new reigning champ of comic-to-film roles. He's acted in 'TMNT', 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World', 'The Losers' and, of course, the two 'Fantastic Four' movies.

What do you think, Maniacs? Will you be happy if Chris Evans signs on as Cap? If not him, then who? Post your comments below...

Thanks to fft5305, ZayersJ and cartersvillevol for the submission.

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tmswyrb 3/20/2010 8:22:40 AM

No Way!!!!  He's already been in too many. He's oversaturated the comic movie market. That said, if he does take the gig, then he'll do a great job.  Good acting chops on this kid.

bigiff 3/20/2010 8:28:31 AM

Better than any of the other pretty boys mentioned previously.

madmanic999 3/20/2010 8:29:27 AM

Gotta say, I hate to be negative, but the casting rumors for Cap to this point have been absolutely brutal.  Channing Tatum?... John Krazinski??... Chris Evens???.... I thought Marvel taking control of there properties was supposed to be a good thing.  Getting the right guy in the suit is step one.  Picture Batman Begins or the Dark Knight if the cast Keanu Reeves or Adrian Brody as Bruce...  They have got to Think about the characters presence, his role as eventual leader of the Avengers and stop just picking the first guy that slightly fits the physical characteristics.  Evans would SUCK.

 

Wiseguy 3/20/2010 9:00:23 AM

I like Evans, didn't think Marvel would pick him since he was the Torch already. But I'm cool with him being Cap.

I gotta disagree with madmanic, I don't think he'd suck. In fact if this is true I think it's more because of his acting abilities than his physique as madmanic suggests

And let's not be so quick to give thumbs down, we've been through this before only to be pleasantly surprised by the casting choices.
 

Feet dragging by any of the previous mentioned I would've considered a bargaining ploy but from Evans I'd think he may really have some reservations. The guy's been in plenty of comic book movies already and may really want to branch out. But I'll say this, a turn as Cap in a succesful, like I expect, big Marvel movie would turn his career up several notches. I'd do it, just look at the 300k as a small investment in his own future. He can ride Cap's shield til he's 90

millean 3/20/2010 9:06:26 AM

Wouldn't have been my first choice, but I have to admit he's not a bad choice at all.  He's also one of the few people mentioned that I think could pull off both the pre-Super-Soldier-Serum Steve Rogers and the post-Serum Cap.

This bit of casting reminds me a bit of when they picked RDJ for Iron Man/Tony Stark.  At first when I heard it, I was like WTF?  But then after I thought about it a bit, it made perfect sense.  (And now I couldn't picture anyone else in that role.)  While I don't think Evans is a perfect for Cap as RDJ was for ol' tinhead, maybe he'll start to grow on everybody once the idea has set in.

Of course, nothing is confirmed yet, so we'll wait and see.

ponyboy76 3/20/2010 9:07:54 AM

I say compared to the rest of the choices Evans is the best. He has done a marvel character before and well, despite the quality of the movie. He does have the charisma and acting abilty, not to mention the physique to pull off Steve Rogers. And to me, he is believable as someone who could go toe to toe with RDJ as Tony Stark ,Chris Hemsworth, Sam Jackson and Ed Norton

jfdavis 3/20/2010 9:08:47 AM

I think he could easily look the part. Hell, he does look the part much more than the guy the cast in the '90's movie and no one complains about that... He was just about perfect as Johnny Storm and his persona in Push was interesting.  Steve Rogers should be somewhere in between. It sounds easy but I guess we'll have to see to be sure...If he finalizes the deal...  

violator14 3/20/2010 9:10:18 AM

I dont think i could take him seriously as Cap. Scott Speedman for CAPTAIN AMERICA!!!!

dnbritt 3/20/2010 9:48:58 AM

We're talking about Captain America here.  THE First Avenger, as it says in the title.  Chris Evans has ZERO gravitas.

thecheckeredman 3/20/2010 9:52:24 AM

You know...not my first choice, but I can see it.  I don't dislike Chris Evans and if anything him and Chiklis were the only ones trying to do something with so little that was offered them in the FF flicks.

Personally, I wanted Matt Damon.  A marquee mname that has proven both his acting chops and action skills time and again, however the age factor has force Damon's removal from the race.

All I know is I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo glad this post said NOTHING about Tatum Channing.

For that (at least) I am happy.

The problem won't be Evans, the problem we all have to worry about is director Joe Johnston(sp?).  Cross your fingers...

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