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Do We Have Our Steve Rogers?

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.

Oh, and did I mention that Hugo Weaving is playing the Red Skull? I didn’t? My bad.

Hugo Weaving is playing the Red Skull. Please don’t make him Italian.

So the cast is looking tight. Let’s hope the director can pull this off.

4 thoughts on “Do We Have Our Steve Rogers?”

  1. Wait. . . . . didn’t Evans already play Human Torch in the Fantastic Four Movie? My brain hurts.

  2. Yeah, Evans was Johnny Storm AND he’s going to be Jensen in the Losers. If he becomes Captain America, he’ll top Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern/Deadpool) as most adaptive comically. Or something.

  3. Maybe we’ll get wings that really flap . . . and then he can fly, like Namor the Sub-mariner.

    How a character that is half-Human half-Atlantean got wings on his ankles that allow him to fly I’ll never know.

    NOTE: I do know how Namor got his wings, so all you know-it-all fanboys, put a sock in it. That’s humour, if you don’t mind.

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