People Tell Me I Look Like Han Solo.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
  And Captain America is...
A nice bit of news broke late yesterday that I'm happy to report (in part because I've been following this whole situa'Hey, put on a shirt, Rogers.'tion closely for months now): Chris Evans will don the red, white and blue tights in The First Avenger: Captain America.

I love this, as I mentioned last week in my rundown of the casting rumors, and I think Evans will do a fine job as the Star-Spangled Avenger. It took me a little while to warm to Evans – I initially thought he was just another pretty boy – but his work in movies like Sunshine and his genuinely awesome job in the really rather cruddy Fantastic Four movies won me over. It's also sort of weird that one actor will have played both the Human Torch and Captain America, but nobody seems to remember the FF movies (which I own on DVD, and I actually kind of dig the sequel, Rise of the Silver Surfer, but that's mostly because I'm a big fan of that character; I can't actually defend that movie as being any good), so it's not like viewers will be confused. Hell, I'm just happy it's not Channing Tatum or, even worse, Dane Cook. But of the list of actors that circulated last week, Evans was my favorite choice, and I'm really happy he accepted the job. Him interacting with Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark in The Avengers will be an absolute treat.

The First Avenger: Captain America starts shooting in June, and is due in theaters on July 22, 2011.

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