Chris Evans Is Captain America: First Avenger Signed to Trilogy
Chris Evans, who previously played Johnny Storm in two Fantastic Four movies, has been cast as Captain America.
Marvel Entertainment is expected to release a statement to the press very soon. Early reports indicate that the 28-year-old actor is signed for 3 films, the first scheduled for release on July 22, 2011 (what, no 4th of July?).
He also has a spot on the May 4, 2012 release of The Avengers which will feature Robert Downey, Jr as Iron Man, Edward Norton as the Hulk, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor.
Chris Evans' Filmography
Born and raised in Sudbury, Massachusetts, Evans is a moderately successful actor whose starred in Not Another Teen Movie, Cellular, London, Sunshine, The Nanny Diaries, Street Kings, and Push.
You can next see him in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which is scheduled for August 13. He also voiced Casey Jones in 2007's TMNT.
The First Avenger: Captain America is directed by Joe Johnston whose credits include Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III, and this year's the Wolfman.
Captain America is one of Marvel's earliest heroes. He made his debut in March of 1941 and quickly became a war-time favorite. Readers couldn't get enough of him punching Adolph Hitler in the face.
Captain America is really Steve Rogers, a sickly young man who's enhanced to human perfection by a serum created by the United States. He's the ultimate soldier.
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