Well, it’s official – Marvel Studios and director Joe Johnston have finally sealed the deal with actor Chris Evans to step into the title role of “The First Avenger: Captain America”. Evans has signed onto a 9-picture option with Marvel Studios at a low $300,000 salary, although I’m sure that didn’t discourage the actor from signing on – after all, he’s going to be CAPTAIN #$%#@$ AMERICA!
Note that while Evans has starred as The Human Torch in both the dreadful Fantastic 4 films, the character is Fox-owned whereas Captain America belongs to Marvel Studios.
We would list the other former contenders, but we doubt you’d want to know…cough…”Step Up”…cough.
Filming is scheduled to begin in the UK in late June with plans for a July 22nd, 2011 release.