"THR is reporting that Marvel Studios has offered The First Avenger: Captain America to Chris Evans, who played Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies.
Marvel Studios would not confirm the development... saying they don't comment on rumors.
The Hollywood trade says the offer would include starring in up to three Captain America movies plus The Avengers and appearances in several other Marvel movies.
Evans does have a scheduling conflict, however. He is committed to co-starring in the Anna Faris romantic comedy What's Your Number?. Both are scheduled to shoot this summer.
Joe Johnston will direct The First Avenger: Captain America in England for a July 22, 2011 release."
As much as I love Chris Evans doing comedy (come to think of it, I haven't seen Chris do any comedy movies - I've seen him in the Fantastic Four movies and Cellular; both films show him being funny and serious) but he would be the PERFECT Captain America!! I'm usually very good at predicting these sort of things (*cough* Ryan Reynolds *cough* Green Lantern *cough), so let's hope I'm right in saying Chris Evans is Captain America.
Once again, as Stephen Colbert would say, "I PREDICTED IT! I PREDICTED IT! I PREDICTED IT!"
From the Hollywood Reporter:
"Chris Evans will play Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America.
Sources tell us the actor has not only accepted Marvel's offer, first detailed on Friday, but that the dealmaking moved so fast it's now all about dotting the i's and crossing the t's.
Marvel would not comment on the development, and CAA, which reps the actor, declined comment.
Evans was offered the role in Marvel Studios' production last week, but there was some question of whether he would accept. Factoring in to the choice was the fact that Evans played Johnny Storm, the flame-covered superhero known as the Human Torch in Fox's Fantastic Four movies. Was he ready to play another superhero and take on the trappings that come with such a high-profile part?
Evans took a few days to think it over, and once he decided he was willing to wield the shield, negotiations moved quickly over the weekend."
Can you believe it? He beat out John Krasinski ("The Office"), Scott Porter (Speed Racer, "Friday Night Lights", "Caprica"), Mike Vogel (She’s Out of My League, Cloverfield) Michael Cassidy ("Smallville") and Patrick Flueger ("Brothers", "The 4400"), Chace Crawford ("Gossip Girl") and Garret Hedlund (Tron Legacy). The list narrowed down to Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy), as well as Chris Evans (Fantastic Four) and Wilson Bethel ("Generation Kill"). Ryan Phillippe (MacGruber) also joined the party, as well as Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of Cobra).