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PostSubject: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:09 am

I couldn't be more excited that Channing Tatum or some no name loser didn't win this role.

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After nearly two years of speculation, The Hollywood Reporter broke the
news on Monday that Chris Evans
will be playing Marvel Comics' iconic hero Captain America in the
big-screen adaptation.

The movie, titled "The First Avenger:
Captain America
," was announced in 2008 after Marvel Studio's first
production, "Iron
Man
," became a box-office hit. The names of many actors -- from
established stars to mostly unknowns -- have been rumored to be up for
the role for months. Action movie veterans Channing Tatum ("G.I. Joe: The Rise
of Cobra
") and Garrett Hedlund (the upcoming "Tron Legacy")
were reportedly considered, as were TV regulars Chace Crawford ("Gossip
Girl") and Scott Porter ("Friday Night Lights"). Even wild-cards like
"The Office" funnyman John Krasinski tested for the part.

Chris Evans was a late addition to the roster of potential leads, but he
had already established himself as a comic-book hero by playing the
Human Torch in the two "Fantastic Four"
movies. This goes against director Joe Johnston's stated intention to
use an unknown actor for the role. But Evans is an American, which was
Johnston's other requirement (and left out foreigners like Australian "Avatar" star
Sam Worthington).

Finding the right actor to play Captain America has been pivotal for
Marvel Studios because they have grander plans for the character beyond
the one film. According to Johnston, "The First Avenger" is an origin
story set predominantly during the 1940s, when the red-white-and-blue
suited hero first appeared in comics. But the movie will also set up
"The Avengers" -- based on Marvel's long-running team series -- where
Captain America will lead a group of superheroes that will include
Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man.

While fans of the comics have expressed their doubts at some of the
candidates for the role, response to Evans has been uniformly positive.
His performance as Johnny Storm in "Fantastic Four" and "Rise of the
Silver Surfer" were widely considered to be the best parts of those
movies. It's been said that Evans will sign a nine-picture contract
that could see him appear as Captain America in multiple films, both on
his own and with the Avengers.

Production on "The First Avenger" will begin in the U.K. in June. Hugo
Weaving ("The
Matrix
") is in talks to play Captain America's nemesis, the Red
Skull. It is the third movie in Marvel Studio's pipeline, following
"Iron Man 2," which is coming to theaters on May 7th of this year, and
"Thor," currently filming for a May 2011 release. "Captain America" is
scheduled to open on July 22, 2011.

In the meantime, Chris Evans has two films set to open this year, both
of which also happen to be based on comic books. Next month, he'll play
a Special Forces operative in the adaptation of Vertigo Comics' "The Losers."
Then in August he will appear in "Scott Pilgrim vs.
the World
," based on the graphic novel series.

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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:37 am

We will see how he does. Best of luck to him. He has some big shoes to fill!

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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:21 pm

Hey now...I like Channing Tatum. He's hot.
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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:38 pm

Chris Evans, eh? Completely different character from his role in the two FF movies. I'm suddenly kinda excited about this movie.

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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:28 pm

Nicci wrote:
Hey now...I like Channing Tatum. He's hot.

"Hot" and "good actor" unfortunately, are not necessarily synonymous.

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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:45 pm

talonnolan wrote:
Nicci wrote:
Hey now...I like Channing Tatum. He's hot.

"Hot" and "good actor" unfortunately, are not necessarily synonymous.

Don't tell Team Edward that...
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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:01 pm

Memnoch wrote:
talonnolan wrote:
Nicci wrote:
Hey now...I like Channing Tatum. He's hot.

"Hot" and "good actor" unfortunately, are not necessarily synonymous.

Don't tell Team Edward that...

Well in the case of Edward, Mem, i couldn't even use the word 'hot'. He's one of the ugliest men i've ever seen. And he's a shitty ass actor. So he has nothing going for him.

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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:09 pm

I smell the smell of angry, pissy woman coming.

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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:57 pm

A NINE picture contract?! Wow. That's kind of... a lot.

As I mentioned on Facebook to Peter, I'm pretty certain Tatum is slotted to play one of the protagonists in the film adaptation of David Morrell's "Brotherhood of the Rose." I'm excited for it, I think he'll fit the role well.

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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:27 am

Nine pictures because they plan on milking the hell out of this Avengers thing.

Hope they don't frack it up.

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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:11 am

Okay, I'm soooo out of the loop when it comes to actors. From my perspective, the only Chris Evans I've ever heard of is a bespectacled ginger haired DJ who used to present The Big Breakfast on Channel 4 TV in England.

And I've never heard of Channing Tatum.
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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:57 am

Chris Evans was Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movies, in which i think he did a pretty good job capturing Js' character. He was also the main character in Push.

Channing Tatum was in GI Joe as Duke and i have no idea why anyone thinks he can act.
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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:17 am

rainshadow wrote:

Hope they don't frack it up.

BSG ftw. I'm still working through the episodes though. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:41 am

lalib wrote:
rainshadow wrote:

Hope they don't frack it up.

BSG ftw. I'm still working through the episodes though. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Chris Evans Wins the Role of 'Captain America'   Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:26 pm

talonnolan wrote:

Well in the case of Edward, Mem, i couldn't even use the word 'hot'. He's one of the ugliest men i've ever seen. And he's a shitty ass actor. So he has nothing going for him.

Hey, now! This is blasphemous!! How can you say that this guy is ugly?


I do have to admit that the fact that he plays Edward Cullen and Cedric Diggory makes him a lot more attractive than he would be otherwise. Twilight AND Harry Potter....I Wub You I Wub You I Wub You The guy is still good-looking though regardless.
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