Could this finally be it? After weeks of rumors and shortlists, THR’s Heat Vision blog is reporting that Marvel Studios has offered Chris Evans (“Fantastic Four”) the title role in Joe Johnston’s The First Avenger: Captain America. Marvel wouldn’t confirm the report, but Heat Vision says that the deal would include starring in up to three ‘Captain America’ movies plus The Avengers as well as appearances in other Marvel movies.
Evans reportedly hasn’t immediately agreed to the role because he could be committed to co-starring in the Anna Faris romantic comedy What’s Your Number? which like Captain America is scheduled to shoot this summer.
The First Avenger: Captain America hits theaters on July 22, 2011.