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Tommy Lee Jones Confirmed for CAPTAIN AMERICA

Playing US Army Colonel Chester Phillips

By Mania Staff     June 28, 2010
Source: Marvel


CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 arrives 4-4-14
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Although we already knew much of this, Marvel confirmed today that actor Tommy Lee Jones is officially part of the Captain America: The First Avenger movie. He's playing US Army Colonel Chester Phillips, the man who recruits Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) into the super soldier program, from where the star spangled Avenger is born!

Press Release:

Marvel Studios announced today that Oscar-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones has been cast to star as US Army Colonel Chester Phillips in the studio’s highly anticipated movie Captain America: The First Avenger opposite Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan and Stanley Tucci.  In the early comics, Phillips recruited Steve Rogers to join Project Rebirth, the secret experiment that created the Super Soldier known as Captain America. The character will be updated for the film. Joe Johnston will direct the film penned by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce Captain America: The First Avenger.  Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Nigel Gostelow and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce.  The film will be released in the US on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Captain America: The First Avenger 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.

Tommy Lee Jones’ will next be seen in The Company Men and is well known for starring in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA, the MEN IN BLACK franchise, and THE FUGITIVE for which he won an Academy Award.

In addition to Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Studios most recently released the highly anticipated sequel, IRON MAN 2, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow on May 7, 2010, and will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including THOR on May 6, 2011, and MARVEL STUDIOS’ THE AVENGERS on May 4, 2012.

Tommy Lee Jones is represented by CAA and attorney Bill Jacobson.

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silversurfer 6/28/2010 12:38:25 PM

A good move...Tommy Lee Jones recruiting you for the US Army....the only thing better would be Christopher Walken doing it...

CaptAmerica04 6/28/2010 1:20:39 PM

F***ing AWESOME!!  One of my all-time favorite actors playing a role in the movie of my all-time favorite hero.  I will take this moment to brag that I called it way back when Tommy Lee Jones was first rumored to be in the film that he'd be playing the role of the officer who runs Operation: Rebirth and recruits Rogers.  FTW!

(Granted, I think I posted that the character was a general, not a colonel, but that's close enough!  lol.)

Now if we can just make sure that his costume is classic Cap, not Ultimate Cap.  Please, please, please, Mr. Johnston!!  Take a cue from your peer, Mr. Favreau, and stick to the source material!!

CaptAmerica04 6/28/2010 1:22:29 PM

WO!  Wait a second.... I just read that line, "The character will be updated for the film."  WTF does THAT mean!?!?!?

axia777 6/28/2010 4:08:50 PM

 This is a cool move a Tommy Lee Jones adds coolness to everything he is in, period.  The coolness level of this movie just went up geometrically by a level of 5!  Now if we could only get news that Chris Evans was getting RIPPED as an OX!  :D

krathwardroid 6/28/2010 10:34:12 PM

Looks like good news.

garygriffith03@yahoo.com_home 6/29/2010 2:51:05 AM

marvel could have cast someone a little younger than tommy lee jones. he is still a good

actor but,i think this will determine if he will be involved with the second cpt. america film

after the first one comes to theatres.

garygriffith03@yahoo.com

makabriel 6/29/2010 4:18:26 AM

 For a moment I thought Tommy was going to be reprising Two Face for Batman 3 .. *chuckles*

 

Darkknight2280 6/29/2010 4:22:27 AM

Updated for the film means he prolly wont look exactly the same as he did in the comics..i would imagine.

SgtTechCom 6/29/2010 5:52:31 AM

Tommy was a better two face then that dark knight "blonde" one lol

Sure he was way over the top but looks wise he fit the part more and if he played it more ruthless insted of campy imagine the possibilities.

Anyway still hope they keep the traditional cap outfit not that bs in those first looks we saw .

fft5305 6/29/2010 6:47:38 AM

Sweet!

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