Chris Evans Is ‘The First Avenger: Captain America’!

The actor has accepted the role for the Marvel Studios film.

Chris Evans is your Captain America
Chris Evans is your Captain America
We reported on Friday that the role of The First Avenger: Captain America was offered to Chris Evans (V) and now it seems he has taken the part. Heat Vision Blog is reporting that Evans has accepted the title role of The First Avenger: Captain America, ending months of casting speculation about the role.

While Marvel Studios wouldn't comment on the story, the site reports that the deal is moving along very quickly. It was said he accepted the role sometime over the weekend and final negotiations have been rapidly progressing.

The First Avenger: Captain America will be directed by Joe Johnston from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. A July 22, 2011 release date has already been set for the film.

Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011 and stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.

Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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  1. Josh

    Too bad this wasn't an April Fool's joke.

    5 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  2. T.Clark

    If done right, it could be a good idea. But if done wrong, it could turn into an "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" fiasco, with too many characters overshadowing the title character.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  3. T.Clark

    I think I read it in a magazine, but it's online, too:

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  4. the Narrator

    Travis, I'd love a link to a site stating that.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  5. TearingBeast

    I just don't think he can bring that dominant, headstrong, fearless leader persona. I hope I'm wrong, but all of his previous movies and characters have left a bad taste in my mouth. When I think my classic Cap. America, the definition of human perfection and all that is upright, noble and honorable, I have a really hard time interjecting Evens. First off, he needs a great chin, broad with a swell cleft. Take Michael Fassbender or Til Schweiger or instance. Fantastic chins. Evans's chin is lacking as is his voice. Which leads me to my second point. He needs the voice. These are small details, however and can be remedied with tremendous acting. He's really going to have to put on the performance of his life if he hopes to win our hearts and be a believable leader of someone such as Tony Stark or Bruce Banner. These are powerful characters with powerful actors behind them. Chris Evens will have to be even more powerful. I'm a massive Capt. America fan and I do hope this all works out, but Marvel has failed in the past *cough* punisher2, spiderman3, fantastic4 1&2, hulk1, xmen3, xmen origins *cough*. I really hope they don't add this one to that list.

    5 years agoby @tearingbeastFlag

  6. T.Clark

    I read that the Invaders will be in this movie...that they make up the majority of the second half.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  7. the Narrator

    @ParkWilliams, agreed with your last statement.

    I am interested to see how this goes. Because a lot can still go wrong. However my main concern, is not the director, writers or even the cinematographer and art directors (although they have all done crap movies flawed )... no...

    The main flaw is that this screenplay is written by the writers of the two Narnia films.. and nothing else. They we're fun movies. Heck I really liked the first one other than the crying and the over-prolonged dialogue. The second, even cheesier and dragged on. So that is the main concern for me. Having written two, and only two, children and family geared films, what can they bring "maturity wise" to our beloved Steve Rogers?

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  8. ParkWilliams

    @Insert: "People like Tony Stark and Hank Pym...won't just give in to his commands off the bat..."

    Exactly right; one of the most interesting parts to the early Avengers is the tension between the members and collectively the lack of respect for Captain America. In the Ultimate Avengers animated movie the team is nearly disbanded after their first mission fails when Stark gets reckless and nearly dies, and Pym leaves his post to try and save Wasp. When you have two selfish, narcissistic genius's who both believe they should be in charge under the shaky leadership of a man who literally missed an entire century of history and technology, who still appears to be under the age of 35, you aren't going to have an efficient, fully functioning team that gets the job done.

    5 years agoby @azadorFlag

  9. bud2fresh

    i wonder will the sub-mariner will b in it ??????

    5 years agoby @bud2freshFlag



    5 years agoby @jjhollawayFlag

  11. T.Clark

    @ movie_jedi...shut the f*ck up. It doesn't matter if he played Human Torch because he won't be anymore and those movies SUCKED anyway. So get the f*ck over it.

    @ barkx: "A leader, who has a cool head under pressure, is smart and tactical, and always makes the right choice.

    He commands respect. When he gives an order, his teammates follow, without hesitation."

    You seem to be forgetting that this is the first Avengers movie, meaning they really haven't had time to adjust to Cap as their leader. People like Tony Stark and Hank Pym(if he's in the movie) won't just give in to his commands off the bat...he'll have to earn their respect.

    @ mroxk: It's been confirmed that they're rebooting it, and if your biggest argument is that he's played the Human Torch so he "can't be Captain America," then that's pathetic.

    Overall, I haven't seen one good argument against Evans. Just accept him for Christ's sake. How bad could he be? I think he'll do fine.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  12. mroxk

    Ok about all the rebooting sh*t has any seen a teaser or photos or anything like that then guess wat he's still the fin hunman torch

    5 years agoby @mroxkFlag

  13. ParkWilliams

    I'd much rather have Pine stay on the Star Trek franchise.

    5 years agoby @azadorFlag

  14. Movie_jedi

    i dont give a sh*t if their re-booting F4, he still played Human Torch! and to be honest a F4 reboot seems a long way off! chris pine should have got the job!

    5 years agoby @movie-jediFlag

  15. Barkx

    Captain America is to The Avengers, what Optimus Prime is to the Transformers.

    A leader, who has a cool head under pressure, is smart and tactical, and always makes the right choice.

    He commands respect. When he gives an order, his teammates follow, without hesitation.

    I know this is Steve Rogers' origin story as to how he becomes Captain America, but that needs to be the curve, so that by the end of the movie, he is those things stated above.

    The question is going to be, can Chris Evans hold that kind of on-screen presence when acting with the likes of Robert Downey Jnr as Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and (possibly?!) Edward Norton as The Hulk?!

    As a massive Marvel, Avengers & Captain America fan, I certainly hope so...!

    5 years agoby @barkxFlag

  16. masterofthemoon

    Great casting choice! I loved him in FF and in Push now I can't wait to see him as Captian America! Now I wonder who will be the Red Skull???

    5 years agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  17. Vleoz


    5 years agoby @vleozFlag

  18. T.Clark

    haha Right on, Tom

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  19. Radimus-83

    lol, Travis... the smartest kid on Movieweb.

    5 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  20. T.Clark

    I mean, seriously...if you're completely clueless, Google does wonders for that kinda stuff.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  21. T.Clark

    Steve Rogers: born July 4, 1917. Joins Operation: Rebirth in 1941. That makes him 24 years old when he is experimented on with the super-soldier formula. Revived in the 1964 after 23 years of suspended animation, which places him at about 47 when he joins the Avengers. However, he still looks like he's in his 20s due to suspended animation and the effects of the super soldier project.

    Chris Evans: born June 13, 1981. Confirmed as Captain America on March 22, 2010. That makes him 29 years old at the time of being cast and 30 when the film is released.

    The arguments that Evans is too young for the character are irrelevant seeing as how he is clearly old enough. His story is about him rising up to lead a team of champions. The fact that Evans will be paired with the likes of Downey Jr., Cheadle, Jackson, and possibly Norton will just emphasize that element. They could do a hell of a lot worse than Evans. Seriously. Stop bitching.

    @jc: FF is being rebooted with a new cast. So no, he is no longer the Human Torch, and it's not like those movies were memorable anyway.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  22. WARRock


    5 years agoby @jcFlag

  23. shawncontreras

    Ahh CRAP!! With this choice you will see in the film an attempt at making Cap a cool new character. Looking back at any of Chris's Films I see nothing but a witty actor looking for his big role. I don't even car about his role in F4 that's not the issue. My biggest problem is Cap is a Leader, He is someone who has age, He has the ability to make big calls when the time is stressful. I just cant see this going well as a franchise and not to mention he will be in the avengers films to. Think this!!!!! " Cap is way older than all the rest of the Avengers that's why he was the leader and the best for the job, not to mention he was a bad ass soldier before he was frozen, now you will see Tony Stark is older than Captain American, Bruce Banner is older than Captain America, Furry is way older than Captain America"!! See where I'm going? Some people don't agree with me but in the end Captain America Should be someone with a good track record as a actor in large scale roles with good posture and not a freaking kid.

    "The Captain America I want to see should be played by Gerard Butler. he is popular in the biz and he has the structure of a leader (300) plus the frame and age to be Captain America".

    5 years agoby @shawncontrerasFlag

  24. ParkWilliams

    @movie-jedi: They are rebooting FF with anew cast, which has been stated below numerous times. Please glance through the conversation before you start shouting in outrage.

    5 years agoby @azadorFlag

  25. Movie_jedi

    NO! he's the Human Torch!? i dont agree with this....sorry!

    5 years agoby @movie-jediFlag

  26. Kenyafabulous

    I approve of this choice. This guy needs more work. He has the look and carries the ore of the First Avenger. I would love to see him gain about 10-20 lbs in muscle.

    5 years agoby @kenyafabulousFlag

  27. Justice23

    ok first off i am ok with this choice. yes he was the human torch in the f4 movies but as said many times already marvel is rebooting that series.second thing for all of those compaining think about this first they speculated that will smith was offered the role im not trying to be racist but i dont think a black captain america would of settled with the fans,and then they said Channing f*cking tatum ( one of the men responsible for ruining gi joe) was also in the running for captain america hell no!

    so to chris evans i say congraduations and go train and dont ruin this for the fans because u have not one but to series fates in ur hands now soo good luck

    5 years agoby @justice23Flag

  28. mroxk

    Ok I don't think he should because he was in f4 don't get me wrong he's good actor and I like him but that's wat I think

    5 years agoby @mroxkFlag

  29. WongFu

    At least they found an actor, I sure hope Chris knows what he's getting into. He's going to need more than a shield if it goes wrong.

    5 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  30. Chris

    Nice, I'm looking forward to this movie even more.

    5 years agoby @unknown21Flag

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