At the start of last weekend, it was reported that Chris Evans had been offered the role of Captain America for Marvel Studios’ upcoming comic book adaptation, even though his both the actor’s and Marvel’s reps weren’t commenting. The new week has just barely begun and it has been officially announced that he has accepted.
Some “i”s are still be dotted and “t”s being crossed, but Evans is set to start filming the movie with director Joe Johnston in just a few short months. The contract will also lock him in to appearing in eighth other Marvel films including 2012’s The Avengers.
Competition for the role was rather stiff with the studio’s reported short list including the likes of John Krasinski, Scott Porter, Mike Vogel, Michael Cassidy, Patrick Flueger, Chace Crawford and Garret Hedlund.