SOURCE: Variety, Yahoo News
Chris Evans ("Fantastic Four" films) has accepted Marvel Studios' offer for him to play Steve Rogers/Captain America in the Joe Johnston-directed The First Avenger: Captain America. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the script.
Marvel would not comment on the development, but we expect the official announcement will be made soon.
The deal calls for Evans to star in at least three Captain America movies, with the first hitting theaters on July 22, 2011.
He would reprise the role in The Avengers, which will united Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Incredible Hulk (Edward Norton) in one film. That film is scheduled for May 4, 2012. The character also will likely make cameo appearances in Marvel's other films.
Hugo Weaving will play the villain Red Skull in The First Avenger: Captain America.
O-dogg's Take: Finally! Let's get on with it already. At first I was apprehensive about Evans because he was already so well established as The Human Torch in the so-so Fantastic 4 movies. Since the Fan-4 will probably get a re-boot, this leaves Evans open to play Cap. Of all the rumored actors, he seems like the best available choice - he fits the look, he's young, American and not afraid to wear blue tights. //Whistling://