There was a period there for a few days where I was heavily invested in the casting of Captain America role. That time passed around the time of the 400th “exclusive” story listing those who were in the running for the role.
I really don’t want to report another version of the story, but The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog has posted that Chris Evans has been offered the role.
I have no problems with Evans — I actually find him to be pretty charming and I thought he was the best thing about the “Fantastic Four” movies — but it is the fact that he was in those movies that makes me not totally excited about him taking on the role. I completely support Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern (even though he played a couple of other comic book characters on screen previously), so I suppose it would be slightly hypocritical to not support Evans. The only caveat, however, is that Evans will have played two key Marvel roles, whereas Reynolds is (was?) doing one for Marvel and one for DC.
In any event, read the story at the Hollywood Reporter and hope along with me that the casting call has wrapped up or soon will.
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