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 â€œbigâ€ Marvel moviesâ€”Thor, Iron Man 2, Captain Americaâ€”Iâ€™m afraid Cap is the one Iâ€™d be willing to sacrifice. Captain American can be an awesome character, as Ed Brubaker has amply demonstrated, but heâ€™s like Supermanâ€”he can be bland without the right handling.
While I would have plenty of faith in Chris Evans as Cap, I donâ€™t have a lot of faith in Joe Johnston to give us something memorable. Other than the Rocketeer, I canâ€™t say Iâ€™m a fan of anything heâ€™s directed.
I really wouldnâ€™t mind, though, if Johnston surprised me.
So the cast is looking tight. Letâ€™s hope the director can pull this off.