Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Chris Evans As CAPTAIN AMERICA
Actor Chris Evans, who plays Jensen in THE LOSERS, has accepted the role of CAPTAIN AMERICA for Marvel Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Personally I'm delighted. Chris was far and away the best thing about the otherwise mediocre FANTASTIC FOUR movies, but more importantly he's been amazing in more serious but less well-known roles in films like PUSH, STREET KINGS and especially Danny Boyle's SUNSHINE. If you've only seen him play cocky, wisecracking characters like Johnny Storm or Jensen, you need to understand that this guy can act. I have no doubt that he'll do a fine job bringing to life the stoic, dignified heroism of 1940s-era Steve Rogers.
Chris has been on the verge of stardom for a while, and I hope this is the role that finally pushes him over the top. Jock and I were lucky enough to hang out with him on the set of THE LOSERS, and a nicer guy you couldn't hope to meet. He's funny, charismatic and charming, and went out of his way to make us feel at ease. Frankly he deserves to be a household name. I'm guessing soon he will be.