Chris Evans returns to the Marvel universe in Captain America

Well, we have our Captain America. And it’ll make things really awkward if they ever decide to bring The Fantastic Four into this new, integrated Marvel film universe.

According to an exclusive at the Hollywood Reporter, and later elaborated on by Variety, Chris Evans (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Fantastic Four) has signed on to become Captain America. The deal, which is still being finalized, would require that he star in at least three Captain America films, and presumably in all spin-offs as well.

The first would be The First Avenger: Captain America, coming on July 22, 2011,  introducing the character and setting him against Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings) as the Red Skull. After that, presuming Marvel canon is followed, we’d see him de-iced in The Avengers, the ensemble film that Marvel Studios is working toward, bringing Cap, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and The Hulk (Edward Norton) together, on May 4, 2012. Preceding all of this, we’d see the aforementioned Thor on May 6, 2011.

The First Avenger: Captain America will be directed by Joe Johnston (The Wolfman).

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Posted on March 22, 2010 at 22:13 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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