Yes folks, the man that is known as Chris, and also known as Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch from the Fatastic Four films (so he should feel lucky he wasn't out of the running cuz of that shit either), has accepted the role as Steve Rogers a.k.a. Captain America.
For the past few weeks now, we've hearing the rumblings of casting news, as the studio wanted to finally settled down with a performer who could fit the bill. At one point it was reported that John Krasinski (Jim on The Office) was a top contender. As great as he is on that show, I'm not trying to see him playing around with that outfit on. Keep the tie, stay away from the indestructible shield.
Anyway, last week (I think) it was reported that Hugo Weaving (Mr. Smith from The Matrix Trilogy, V For Vendetta) would be playing Cap's ultimate nemesis, Red Skull.
Red Skull has been Captain America's enemy since 1941. Red Skull took part in espionage and sabotage working as Hitler's right-hand man. In his last battle with Captain American, "he was buried under the rubble of a bombed building but - as would occur later with Captain America - fell into a state of suspended animation."
Now this script is being taken very seriously by Marvel, as the 1990 film they released wasn't so good. Hugo Weaving can give exactly what the role really needs, instead of what makes for good box office as most actors get caught up in. I've never been disappointed by him. Plus, he just got off The Wolfman with Johnston this Feb, so he's worked with him before and they have a good relationship behind the camera. Which always makes for better stuff in front of it. Always. Chris Evans can buckle down and give you something worthy when his flashy smiling and silly humor doesn't get in the way. And both of these actors are no stranger to action either. Each having a slew of films in their repertoire with action as a genre, it proves wise to go with experience as well as chops in this case.
Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park 3, The Wolfman) will be directing this project.
Which is the only draw back as far as I'm concerned.
The guy had so much in his hands with The Wolfman this February. It could have so much better than what it failed to be. He loves placing music in inappropriate situations and canceling any real resonance of substance with silly editing and mindless action and close-ups. So in that respect, I'm sure Cap Ameri will be ballin' with summer blockbuster fun, but not much of anything else really.
But here's hoping he cleans up his act and learns from his February failure.