Confirmed: Chris Evans is The First Avenger: Captain America
by Ethan Anderton
March 22, 2010
Finally after endless speculation and rumors it looks like the search is over as Heat Vision has followed up their initial scoop and confirmed with several sources that Chris Evans is officially The First Avenger: Captain America. Apparently the deal moved super fast over the weekend and the trade blog says now it's "all about dotting the i's and crossing the t's." So there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Though I would've loved to see Ryan McPartlin or Mike Vogel suit up as Captain America instead, Evans is certainly better than John Krasinski and most of the other candidates. Now there's only one thing left to say: Avengers assemble!
Neither Marvel or Evans' representatives have commented on this news, so it's not exactly 100% official, but this is pretty solid confirmation. I don't know, this could turn out to be a great breakthrough for Evans, who has shown some potential in previous endeavors. After all, in a mostly tragic adaptation of Fantastic Four, I thought (unlike Alex) that The Human Torch was the best part because his character and portrayal was pitch perfect since his was really the only one who felt natural in both comedy and action. In addition, his work in the more gritty superpower driven flick Push (even if the movie wasn't all that great) and in Danny Boyle's sci-fi thriller Sunshine showed that he's more than just a hot rod douchebag delivering sarcastic one-liners.
Although we've all been chatting about Evans' in this role in our last article, it's time to ask again what you really think of Evans playing Cap. There's nothing we can do to change their decision, so it's time to accept what we've got and hope for the best. Please oh please bring out the best in him, Joe Johnston! Thoughts?