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Chris Evans is Captain America

Captain_america21When Captain America throws his mighty shield all those who oppose his shield must yield. It's kind of like a big, spinning, traffic sign. There is, of course, a Captain America movie coming. Except they have to cast the good Captain. There are now reports that has, in fact, happened.


The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Chris Evans has said yes to offers of taking on the role (source). Now, the world reported that Evans had been offered the role this past Friday but that was it. This is the first real attempt at nailing it down.

They can't get comments from Marvel or from Evan's agent, though. Still, it feels about right. The question now is: Will this work out well. Let's go and assume THR is right. They have a decent track record. So, all right, Evans is Captain America.

First of all, is it me or is Chris Evans career turning into "Not Ryan Reynolds"? A lot of his roles feel like things Reynolds just didn't want to take. With the exception of Sunshine, that is. Which brings me to my second point:

Can Chris Evans really command the sort of respect Captain America needs. Respect might not be the right word. Screen presence. This is a guy who would have to, eventually, be in a movie with Robert Downey Jr and Sam Jackson and make them both listen to him. He has to be able to come across like, well, Captain Freakin' America. Is that guy Ryan… errrr… Chris Evans?


Look, I like Evans. I liked him in Fantastic Four and Sunshine and I am really looking forward to The Losers. He's a fun actor. Gravitas though. Sometimes. Only sometimes. And enough? Maaaaaaybe.

What do you think of Evans as Cap?







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Comments

PaintingChef

I had heard the Jon Krasinski rumors and was kind of thinking that would have been genius casting so I'm... torn.

Sofia

I like Chris Evans too, but I really can't seem him having the kind of authority Captain America needs to have . . . .

Plus, how can he be Johnny Storm and Captain America?! (I really like continuity.)

ajnabi

Chris Evans wins points with me just for being man enough to leave hair on his stomach. Does that count for gravitas? No? Darn.

Rachel H

I don't think he's beefy enough. Cap needs to be the beefiest, all-American man in the world.

Katie

Ryan Reynolds is Canadian, which is probably the only reason they went with this other guy. You can't have Captain NORTH America.

helenel

Isn't it "all those who chose to oppose his shield must yield"?

Yep. That's what I focused on.




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