Chris Evans to Play Captain America



Chris Evans, brother of One Life to Live's Scott Evans, has signed on to play the highly sought after role of Captain America in Marvel's big screen release of the Captain America franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Evans, who played the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four films, landed the role amid a slew of other possible stars, including The Young and the Restless'  Wilson Bethel who was also in the running.

Chris Evans Photo by PR Photos


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Really, they don't think that comic book nerds like me, who already see him as Johnny Storm, will have a difficulty with this? Well, just one more DC flop. Oh well.

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I can't believe I never saw the resemblance.

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I'm pretty sure Fantastic Four and Captain America are both Marvel comics, not DC comics. And Chris Evans doing this is nothing.

Ryan Reynold's played Deadpool in the Wolverine movie, will be headlining his own Deadpool movie for Marvle AND he's going to be playing Green Lantern for DC comics.

At least Chris is staying within the Marvel universe. LOL

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I like CE, but I wish they would have cast someone older like mid-30's for Cap.  Also, what are they going to do if there's an Avengers vs. FF movie?  Is CE going to play dual roles? 

With so many talent actors (and actresses) out there looking for work, there's no need to double-dip in the Marvel pool.

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Am I the only one that sees CA hard on in that pic. Look down at the pic and tell me I'm not the only one lol

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 They cast younger actors because they hope for multiple movie franchise and its easier to have a youthful star like Evans (born 1981) than catch someone on the brink of middle age as in the case of Robert Downey Jr. (born 1965).

Since the the FF movies have rights held by a studio other than Marvel, and are in the process of being rebooted anyway, there is little likelihood that Evans will have to worry about Johnny Storm vs Steve Rogers...could still be fun though!

I'd pay to see Favreau act out Foggy Nelson vs Happy Hogan!

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Chris fits being Cap.  This will give him more range to act than the Human torch.  He will also gety to be in the Avengers movie.

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HAAAAAAAAAA I love Courtney!!!!
 

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Can't wait to see him as Cap!

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dang, thats some package.