Holy crap! Chris Evans is going to go through with it! According to THR, the actor has accepted the lead role in Marvel’s Captain America. The 28 year old who is known for his two appearances as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in The Fantastic Four movies, will now be known as Steve Rogers aka The First Avenger in Joe Johnston’s adaptation.
Not only will Evans headline his own movie, The First Avenger: Captain America, but he will also be the leader of the Avengers team, which will have him going toe to toe with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and possibly Edward Norton’s Hulk. Evans does have screen presence, and he can snark with the best of them, but is he really the guy who can take the Avengers to the next level?
The actor is already listed as Steve Rogers on the Captain America IMDB page, alongside Hugo Weaving as the film’s villain Red Skull. The movie is slated to begin production sometime this summer, and we’re still waiting to see who will play his female lead.
The First Avenger: Captain America is scheduled for release on July 22, 2011.
Welp...I guess if Deadpool and The Green Lantern can be the same person, this could work too?