Chris Evans IS Captain America

Finally. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans has accepted the role of Captain America in Marvel’s upcoming feature based on the legendary comic character.

Now, if Evans accepted the deal being offered to about 1,000 other actors before him, he is looking at a paycheck of $US300,000 for playing Steve Rogers in The First Avenger: Captain America. He must also have signed up for nine options for future films (i.e. sequels, spin-offs etc).

Hugo Weaving will play the film’s villain Red Skull, while Alice Eve, Emily Blunt and Keira Knightley are each in the running to star as the female love interest, Peggy Carter.

The First Avenger: Captain America, to be directed by Joe Johnston, begins shooting at the end of June, in order to hit cinemas July 2011.

Discuss: Phew. That was tiresome. Thoughts?

2 Responses to “Chris Evans IS Captain America”

  1. It's a lot better than Chace Crawford…or any of the other skinny guys who were angling for the role.By the way, $300,000 doesn't seem like much when you consider the 9-picture deal and all the promotional touring over the years?

  2. $300,000 is just for the first film. He will no doubt collect more money for the other films (as well as see a pay rise depending on the film's success).

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