Those Marvel guys must love Chris Evans. The actor has reportedly accepted the titular role in 2011’s The First Avenger: Captain America, beating countless Hollywood hunks for the chance the World War II-era superhero. Ironically, Evans has already portrayed The Human Torch in Marvel’s recent Fantastic Four series—guess we won’t be seeing another one of those!
The role is a real coup for Evans, who also played a superhuman in Push and will appear in two other upcoming comic book adaptations, The Losers and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (can somebody say “typecast”?). Though the first film will pit him against Nazi super-villain The Red Skull in the ’40s, a frozen and forever young Cap is set to be found in the modern day by Thor, The Hulk and Iron Man in 2012’s The Avengers—assuming the preceding Thor or Captain America films don’t stink up the box office beforehand. But if it’s a hit, Evans can expect plenty of sequels (and paychecks) to follow.
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