After a well-publicized casting process that has at times included names such as Channing Tatum, Chace Crawford and even Office star John Krasinski, it looks like Marvel studios has finally settled on the new face of Captain America. Chris Evans, who played the Human Torch in both Fantastic 4 movies, has been chosen to play the iconic role in the upcoming The First Avenger: Captain America.
Casting the part of the Cap was complicated by Marvel's insistence at an extended contract that included a provision that the chosen actor make himself available for up to nine movies. Rumors have run rampant about who would play Captain America since Marvel announced the movie on the heels of the succes of Iron Man.
After the Captain America movie and an upcoming Thor movie, the studio is planning to bring Thor, Cap, Iron Man and the Hulk together for the first time in what is hoped to be an epic-scale adaptation of one of its best-known franchises, The Avengers.
Chris Evans will have a large role in another upcoming comic book adaptation, The Losers, where he'll play one of several special operatives who must clear their names as they fight back against the CIA.