I ask you, can we trust the Hollywood Reporter?
If the answer is yes, then we can go to bed tonight knowing that Chris Evans has been offered the role of Captain America.
And that suits me fine.
Of all the “big” Marvel movies—Thor, Iron Man 2, Captain America—I’m afraid Cap is the one I’d be willing to sacrifice. Captain American can be an awesome character, as Ed Brubaker has amply demonstrated, but he’s like Superman—he can be bland without the right handling.
While I would have plenty of faith in Chris Evans as Cap, I don’t have a lot of faith in Joe Johnston to give us something memorable. Other than the Rocketeer, I can’t say I’m a fan of anything he’s directed.
I really wouldn’t mind, though, if Johnston surprised me.
So the cast is looking tight. Let’s hope the director can pull this off.