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    MARVEL The First Avenger: Captain America (MC: 66, RT: 77%)

    Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson
    Directed by: Joe Johnston
    Produced by: Stan Lee, Louis D Esposito, Stratton Leopold

    Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'
    by Matt McDaniel · March 22, 2010

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    After nearly two years of speculation, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on Monday that Chris Evans will be playing Marvel Comics' iconic hero Captain America in the big-screen adaptation.

    The movie, titled "The First Avenger: Captain America," was announced in 2008 after Marvel Studio's first production, "Iron Man," became a box-office hit. The names of many actors -- from established stars to mostly unknowns -- have been rumored to be up for the role for months. Action movie veterans Channing Tatum ("G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra") and Garrett Hedlund (the upcoming "Tron Legacy") were reportedly considered, as were TV regulars Chace Crawford ("Gossip Girl") and Scott Porter ("Friday Night Lights"). Even wild-cards like "The Office" funnyman John Krasinski tested for the part.

    Chris Evans was a late addition to the roster of potential leads, but he had already established himself as a comic-book hero by playing the Human Torch in the two "Fantastic Four" movies. This goes against director Joe Johnston's stated intention to use an unknown actor for the role. But Evans is an American, which was Johnston's other requirement (and left out foreigners like Australian "Avatar" star Sam Worthington).

    Finding the right actor to play Captain America has been pivotal for Marvel Studios because they have grander plans for the character beyond the one film. According to Johnston, "The First Avenger" is an origin story set predominantly during the 1940s, when the red-white-and-blue suited hero first appeared in comics. But the movie will also set up "The Avengers" -- based on Marvel's long-running team series -- where Captain America will lead a group of superheroes that will include Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man.

    While fans of the comics have expressed their doubts at some of the candidates for the role, response to Evans has been uniformly positive. His performance as Johnny Storm in "Fantastic Four" and "Rise of the Silver Surfer" were widely considered to be the best parts of those movies. It's been said that Evans will sign a nine-picture contract that could see him appear as Captain America in multiple films, both on his own and with the Avengers.

    Production on "The First Avenger" will begin in the U.K. in June. Hugo Weaving ("The Matrix") is in talks to play Captain America's nemesis, the Red Skull. It is the third movie in Marvel Studio's pipeline, following "Iron Man 2," which is coming to theaters on May 7th of this year, and "Thor," currently filming for a May 2011 release. "Captain America" is scheduled to open on July 22, 2011.

    In the meantime, Chris Evans has two films set to open this year, both of which also happen to be based on comic books. Next month, he'll play a Special Forces operative in the adaptation of Vertigo Comics' "The Losers." Then in August he will appear in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," based on the graphic novel series.

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    ehhhhhhhh
    not sure bout him

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    Boo to this. Should've been Captain Awesome.

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    chris evans is awesome, but what happens if captain america needs to team up with the fantastic 4. HE CANT BE JOHNNY STORM AND CAP

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    Yeah what the fuck? Human torch is cap?

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    I tried not to rage about this. I loved johnny in the FF movies but this shit is dumb.

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    Too bad, Captain Awesome would have made the perfect Captain America

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    haha, captain awesome would've been awesome

    altho i thought i heard they were pushing for brad pitt on that role, what happened with that? or have i misheard

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRT View Post
    haha, captain awesome would've been awesome

    altho i thought i heard they were pushing for brad pitt on that role, what happened with that? or have i misheard
    I'm pretty sure that was only a very, very early rumor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyven View Post
    chris evans is awesome, but what happens if captain america needs to team up with the fantastic 4. HE CANT BE JOHNNY STORM AND CAP
    Except that can't happen because FF's rights were sold to another company, also won't see X-Men (or Deadpool) or Spiderman (or Daredevil) in the main Marvel movies.

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    I was really pulling for Jim Halpert or Captain Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZarakiKujata View Post
    I was really pulling for Jim Halpert or Captain Awesome.
    I was wanting the dude from The 4400.

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    Well considering if there is another FF movie they are rebooting the series (as stated multiple times) I doubt he will reprise his role as Johnny Storm. Chris Evans has good charisma and I'm sure he'll be up for Cap. He's already in pretty good shape, maybe just needs to add a few lbs to look buffer like Cap A does. I guess it would have been nice to see somebody else in the leading role, but I'm not disappointed.

    What I am disappointed about is Hugo Weaving playing Red Skull. Isn't Red Skull German? They should get that guy from Avatar. Christopher Waltz(I think that is his name) from Inglorious. Hugo Weaving is just very blah (minus a couple of roles) and to play a villian like Red Skull just doesn't seem fitting. Other than that, I am excited to see how this one turns out. Anyone remember the Captain America from the mid 90's?

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    ehh i have mixed feelings. I don't like actors playing different characters in the same universe like Rebecca Romain but he does have on screen charisma.

    My only concern is that, like ben afflek in daredevil, a good-looking guy known for being a smart ass in his movies. Wont translate to a strait edge super hero.

    From what I remember from captain america, he was always a very serious good guy. And Chris Evans is like the frat boy, funny guy. It worked well for Jonny Storm but idk about Cap.....

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    thats a good point, cap is never making jokes. chris evans would make a better hawkeye than cap.

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    the director has worked on some good movies under his belt

    Star Wars (1977) (effects illustrator and designer: miniature and optical effects unit)
    Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979) (effects illustration and design)
    The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (art director visual effects: miniature and optical effects unit)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (art director: visual effects, ILM)
    Return of the Jedi (1983) (art director visual effects)
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) (art director: California)

    HOWARD THE DUCK (1986) (ultralight sequence design)


    *batteries not included (1987) (second unit director, production manager)
    Always (1989) (aerial sequence designer)
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) (director)
    The Rocketeer (1991) (director)
    The Pagemaster (1994) (director [live-action scenes])
    Jumanji (1995) (director)
    October Sky (1999) (director)
    Jurassic Park III (2001) (director)
    Hidalgo (2004) (director)
    The Wolfman (2010) (director)
    The First Avenger: Captain America (2011) (director)
    Jurassic Park IV (2012/2013) (director)

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    JURASSIC PARK 4?

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    I'm just glad they didn't pick Channing Tatum's non-acting ass.

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    I have mixed feelings about Torch playing Captain A. Still, I will go see it anyway because I have been a HUGE Captain A. fan since I started reading comics.

    Hugo Weaving playing Red Skull is gonna be a hit or miss. As an actor, I like Hugo Weaving...but we are gonna have to wait it out and see when a trailor comes out.

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    What about Robin... er, I mean Bucky?!

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