Chris Evans has accepted Marvel’s offer to play Steve Rogers / Captain America in Joe Johnston’s The First Avenger: Captain America. The actor was offered the role last week:
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?
The First Avenger: Captain America is on track to begin filming in the UK this June. It’ll hit theaters on July 22, 2011.
Source: Heat Vision Blog