Chris Evans Scores Captain America Role
Posted on Tue Mar 23, 2010 08:50 AM PDT

chrisevans200.jpgLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (X17online) - Chris Evans, who many may remember as the flame-covered superhero Johnny Storm in Fox's Fantastic Four movies, has landed the role of Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America.

Although the actor hasn't officially signed the contract for the part, Marvel is said to be making the formal announcement any day now.

Sources close to the project say that Evans was offered the role last week, but he wasn't sure that he wanted to play another superhero. Reports claim that Evans has signed on for at least three Captain America films.

Evans beat out numerous actors that were going for the role including Channing Tatum, John Krasinski and Ryan Phillippe.

Paramount's Captain America, directed by Joe Johnson, is scheduled to be released on July 22, 2011.