The casting frenzy for Captain America has finally come to an end. Director Joe Johnston has hired Fantastic Four's Chris Evans in The First Avenger: Captain America as the iconic superhero.
This casting comes after it was reported that Chris Evans was offered the role last week but wasn't sure if he will accept the 9 picture deal for only a low $300,000 salary. The deal calls for Evans to star in at least three solo movies, with the first being The First Avenger: Captain America arriving in theaters on July 22, 2011, joining Hugo Weaving who was the first to be cast, as the villain Red Skull. He would also reprise his role in The Avengers, which includes other heroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Incredible Hulk (Edward Norton), hitting theaters the next year on May 4 2012.
This is great news, as I thought the other actors in consideration were ridiculous.
But Chris Evans I think is perfect and I know he will give it his all, because he knows there will be heaps of backlash from fans, who are most likely haters of Fantastic Four.
Anyway, here's the new Steve Rogers AKA Captain America!!