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Chris Evans is a little scared about taking on Captain America

04.26.2010

Chris Evans hasn't really spoken about nabbing the role of Captain America.

Is he scared? A little. In a recent interview with ScreenStar, Evans was asked if taking on Cap was a big responsibility, to which he said, "It is a big responsibility. I'm a little scared, to be honest. I'd be lying if I said anything else, and I have no problem being honest about that. It's intimidating. It's a big responsibility and you want to do your best work. I'm not quite sure what else to say. It was a challenging process for me, trying to decide whether or not to do it. I came down on the side of going for it because I really think Marvel is doing some great things these days, the script is great and it's going to be a fun character to play. He's a wonderful character, just as a man, aside from the comic hero background. If it was just a story about the man, Steve Rogers, I'd be really interested. He's an incredibly noble, honest, selfless man, and those are qualities that I think people can aspire to and look up to."

Then the interviewer notes that this role could change an actor's life. Evans wrestled with the decision, "It was tricky saying yes. A couple of sleepless nights were involved. I'm going for it and I'm not looking back. I'm trying to just stay positive and focus on the fact that it could be a great thing. It really could be, it should be, and that's the way I'm looking at it."

I admire the guy for getting the balls to accept the role. It's also understandable that it would scare him. I'm not going to rag on fanboys, but sometimes they can be harsh on an actor that is fulfilling the role of their favorite comic book character. As a comic book reading lady, I do imagine a certain type of person to take on the role, but Hollywood is going to cast whoever pleases them. So on that note, Chris Evans, I accept you.

Oh, I forgot to add a nice little morsel of info. When asked how much time he'd have to devote to smaller projects this is the first thing Evans mentioned, "This was the next hurdle. This is obviously going to be a very time-consuming ordeal, not just with Captain America, but with The Avengers."

Extra Tidbit: Okay, how many people are willing to give Evans a chance?
Source: ScreenStar

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4:50PM on 04/27/2010

Not the Best fit for this character.

I like chris Evens, he has a playful style of comedy to him and was perfect as the Human Torch. But i like to type cast the actor to fit the role, and not fit the role to fit the actor. I hated seeing Kingpin & Nick Fury turn black to fit the actors as much as i hate seeing a Blonde and blue-eyed Steve Rogers turned into a dark haired Steve Rogers. I hated seeing a 6'4 sissy Actor play a 5'3 wolverine. No i'm not racist, but these are the details that hollywood seems to disregard and anyone who
I like chris Evens, he has a playful style of comedy to him and was perfect as the Human Torch. But i like to type cast the actor to fit the role, and not fit the role to fit the actor. I hated seeing Kingpin & Nick Fury turn black to fit the actors as much as i hate seeing a Blonde and blue-eyed Steve Rogers turned into a dark haired Steve Rogers. I hated seeing a 6'4 sissy Actor play a 5'3 wolverine. No i'm not racist, but these are the details that hollywood seems to disregard and anyone who spent the last 20 years reading Marvel comics realize that these details are important to character. Why make a movie about a character, just to end up changing the character? Should they a white black Panther in the Avengers movie, just cause that actor's popular? No of course not. Studios could take the extra time to cast better. But what do I know, i've only been reading Marvel Comics, my whole life.
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6:52PM on 04/28/2010
Fury is Black in Ultimate Marvel, so blame the comics, not the studios... Also, I thought Jackman made a perfect Wolvie, he hunched alot in the movie, so I didn't even notice the height difference. I personally would like a small tweak on a character's look if the actor is great in the role. 4" height differeance could be overlooked...
Fury is Black in Ultimate Marvel, so blame the comics, not the studios... Also, I thought Jackman made a perfect Wolvie, he hunched alot in the movie, so I didn't even notice the height difference. I personally would like a small tweak on a character's look if the actor is great in the role. 4" height differeance could be overlooked...
4:28PM on 04/27/2010
It's refreshing when u here an actor say he is scared or nervous about taking on such a major, it doesn't show ego & dat he is up for the challenge.
It's refreshing when u here an actor say he is scared or nervous about taking on such a major, it doesn't show ego & dat he is up for the challenge.
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6:59PM on 04/28/2010
I disagree.I'd hate to hear a fighter say he's afraid of his next fight or fighter, you kind of lose a little cooliness. He should have just said he was nerves but looks forward to the challange.
I disagree.I'd hate to hear a fighter say he's afraid of his next fight or fighter, you kind of lose a little cooliness. He should have just said he was nerves but looks forward to the challange.
4:25PM on 04/27/2010
It's refreshing when u here an actor say he is scared or nervous about taking on such a major, it doesn't show ego & dat he is up for the challenge.
It's refreshing when u here an actor say he is scared or nervous about taking on such a major, it doesn't show ego & dat he is up for the challenge.
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3:28PM on 04/27/2010

Crossovers...

Im not totally up on my Marvel/DC knowledge, but if the Fantastic 4 and Captain America ever meet in Hollywood superheroland..that could get awkward.

Hes been in so many comic book and superhero themed movies at this point, I dont see why not.
Im not totally up on my Marvel/DC knowledge, but if the Fantastic 4 and Captain America ever meet in Hollywood superheroland..that could get awkward.

Hes been in so many comic book and superhero themed movies at this point, I dont see why not.
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1:02PM on 04/27/2010
In 1989 people said the same thing about Michael Keaton and Batman. IMO he was the best of that bunch of films. Evans will do well, I have no doubt.
In 1989 people said the same thing about Michael Keaton and Batman. IMO he was the best of that bunch of films. Evans will do well, I have no doubt.
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9:40AM on 04/27/2010

Relax dude!

Chris is going to do fine. Saw him in The Losers this weekend and what few action scenes they gave him he did exceptionally well in. Glad he is showing some humility with he role, and with that, I have little doubt left that he can do this.
Chris is going to do fine. Saw him in The Losers this weekend and what few action scenes they gave him he did exceptionally well in. Glad he is showing some humility with he role, and with that, I have little doubt left that he can do this.
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8:04AM on 04/27/2010

Evans is a-okay.

I like Chris Evans as well. I think he can lock this down. He's got charisma and determination, which go a long way with this character. I just hope the writers and crew do Evans justice.
I like Chris Evans as well. I think he can lock this down. He's got charisma and determination, which go a long way with this character. I just hope the writers and crew do Evans justice.
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1:29AM on 04/27/2010

Chris Evans, YES. Joe Johnston? HELL to the NO.

After Sunshine and Push, I'm coming around to Evans. But I have as much faith in Johnston as I would if The Rat was on board as director.

Jumanji was dope, but to quote another schmoe, this guy's work is "mediocre at best". And although I aint a huge fan of The Cap, mediocrity has no business associated with a project like this.

UPDATE: Just saw his IMDB page; he looks like a fucking asshole Senior Chief Navy Seal I worked with last year so I especially don't like him now.
After Sunshine and Push, I'm coming around to Evans. But I have as much faith in Johnston as I would if The Rat was on board as director.

Jumanji was dope, but to quote another schmoe, this guy's work is "mediocre at best". And although I aint a huge fan of The Cap, mediocrity has no business associated with a project like this.

UPDATE: Just saw his IMDB page; he looks like a fucking asshole Senior Chief Navy Seal I worked with last year so I especially don't like him now.
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1:28AM on 04/27/2010

Evans has always been solid

@JOHN117. Cap has been scared before, before he even "turned" into him. The fact that Evans is nervous, and who wouldn't be, shows that he is committed to this film. We know there will be no ego with him and the character. Evans really is a great choice; I have always enjoyed his work, regardless of the shitty films he has been in.
@JOHN117. Cap has been scared before, before he even "turned" into him. The fact that Evans is nervous, and who wouldn't be, shows that he is committed to this film. We know there will be no ego with him and the character. Evans really is a great choice; I have always enjoyed his work, regardless of the shitty films he has been in.
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1:27AM on 04/27/2010

Evans has always been solid

@JOHN117. Cap has been scared before, before he even "turned" into him. The fact that Evans is nervous, and who wouldn't be, shows that he is committed to this film. We know there will be no ego with him and the character. Evans really is a great choice; I have always enjoyed his work, regardless of the shitty films he has been in.
@JOHN117. Cap has been scared before, before he even "turned" into him. The fact that Evans is nervous, and who wouldn't be, shows that he is committed to this film. We know there will be no ego with him and the character. Evans really is a great choice; I have always enjoyed his work, regardless of the shitty films he has been in.
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11:43PM on 04/26/2010
Anyone who can speak of the role that way deserves the role. I think he'll do just fine, and I think he's perfectly capable of leading The Avengers.
Anyone who can speak of the role that way deserves the role. I think he'll do just fine, and I think he's perfectly capable of leading The Avengers.
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10:44PM on 04/26/2010
I like Chris Evans, so I'll give him a chance. I'm not the biggest comic book geek, but I did have a few ideas what might be desired in a Captain America. In general, I wish good things for Chris as he seems to have staying power in Hollywood. It's always nice to see actors make smart decisions. The more I think about it, the more I can see him doing it right. Ain't nobody gonna probably upstage Robert Downey Jr. in the Final Analysis, though.
I like Chris Evans, so I'll give him a chance. I'm not the biggest comic book geek, but I did have a few ideas what might be desired in a Captain America. In general, I wish good things for Chris as he seems to have staying power in Hollywood. It's always nice to see actors make smart decisions. The more I think about it, the more I can see him doing it right. Ain't nobody gonna probably upstage Robert Downey Jr. in the Final Analysis, though.
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10:24PM on 04/26/2010

Dont forget!!!!

Ok look.... CAP is suppost to be the leader of the avengers! That means he should have the balls to standup to all kinds of villians, world leaders, fellow super heroes and shield! I think Chris Evans is a fine young actor and would do good in a CAP movie. Thats good not great. The problem I have is that how is this young actor suppost to be in charge of the worlds greatest super hero's as well as the caliber of actors playing them. Do you see Chris evans giving rdj or ed nortan orders and out
Ok look.... CAP is suppost to be the leader of the avengers! That means he should have the balls to standup to all kinds of villians, world leaders, fellow super heroes and shield! I think Chris Evans is a fine young actor and would do good in a CAP movie. Thats good not great. The problem I have is that how is this young actor suppost to be in charge of the worlds greatest super hero's as well as the caliber of actors playing them. Do you see Chris evans giving rdj or ed nortan orders and out acting them? Can you see him getting angry and fighting with rdj or sam jackson over a descion he has to make?Do you see him being the leader the avengers? Do you see him being the strongest patriot for america and the world? I cant see it.... I have a feeling that they are going to really dumb down Caps role as leader in the avengers movie and play up rdjs since he is such a big star. My only hope is that with joss set to direct who is very involved in comics wont let that happen. Its not his call though.... DEF
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7:02PM on 04/28/2010
um, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, maybe and yes....
um, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, maybe and yes....
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10:09PM on 04/26/2010
I am not a fan but I am willing on giving him a chance.
I am not a fan but I am willing on giving him a chance.
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10:04PM on 04/26/2010

A little refreshing...

It really is refreshing to hear him say this, becasue what little doubt I had about Evans being Cap, just went right out the window. I think he will be awesome!
It really is refreshing to hear him say this, becasue what little doubt I had about Evans being Cap, just went right out the window. I think he will be awesome!
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9:48PM on 04/26/2010
Mr. Evans you have my support. Give us that flagship avenger film we've been waiting for!
Mr. Evans you have my support. Give us that flagship avenger film we've been waiting for!
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9:29PM on 04/26/2010
Id say thats a good thing. Hes more likely to put 110% effort into it if hes scared, instead of just showing up and taking a paycheck.
Id say thats a good thing. Hes more likely to put 110% effort into it if hes scared, instead of just showing up and taking a paycheck.
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9:01PM on 04/26/2010
I wonder if this script impressed him as much as the Fantastic 4 one did? Just Kidding. I'm sure he will do a solid job, I just hope the movie itself is good as well. Johnson is hit-or-miss for me.
I wonder if this script impressed him as much as the Fantastic 4 one did? Just Kidding. I'm sure he will do a solid job, I just hope the movie itself is good as well. Johnson is hit-or-miss for me.
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8:44PM on 04/26/2010
Chris Evans in Sunshine.


That is all.
Chris Evans in Sunshine.


That is all.
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9:09PM on 04/26/2010
u get a thumbs up just for the movie ref, what a great flick
u get a thumbs up just for the movie ref, what a great flick
8:30PM on 04/26/2010
Evans only plays Evans. A smart ass hot shot hot head who turns the ladies on. If he can play this sophisticated, noble, valiant hero conflicted with America, I will completely re-think my stance on him. But I can almost definitely assure people it will be Chris Evans playing Chris Evans as Captain America. He's like Will Smith. Will can't play anyone but Will.
Evans only plays Evans. A smart ass hot shot hot head who turns the ladies on. If he can play this sophisticated, noble, valiant hero conflicted with America, I will completely re-think my stance on him. But I can almost definitely assure people it will be Chris Evans playing Chris Evans as Captain America. He's like Will Smith. Will can't play anyone but Will.
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9:11PM on 04/26/2010
please watch sunshine!
please watch sunshine!
9:19PM on 04/26/2010
I've seen Sunshine twice. Excellent movie. Doesn't mean he's a good actor. I honestly wish people had better ammo than Sunshine where played THE SAME FUCKING GUY!!!
I've seen Sunshine twice. Excellent movie. Doesn't mean he's a good actor. I honestly wish people had better ammo than Sunshine where played THE SAME FUCKING GUY!!!
11:19PM on 04/26/2010
Captain Negativity unleashes his wrath once again!!!
Captain Negativity unleashes his wrath once again!!!
12:42AM on 04/27/2010
I don't often read the strikebacks but the few times I have were enough to realize that Terminal_83 is a douche!
I don't often read the strikebacks but the few times I have were enough to realize that Terminal_83 is a douche!
1:28AM on 04/27/2010
Sunshine. Cellular. Push. London. Yeah....he was a smart ass hot shot hot head in all of them; like the guy in your avatar, right?
Sunshine. Cellular. Push. London. Yeah....he was a smart ass hot shot hot head in all of them; like the guy in your avatar, right?
4:28PM on 04/27/2010
Maybe dats why he took the role to avoid bein typecast as the hot shot or the smart ass. Give him a chance.
Maybe dats why he took the role to avoid bein typecast as the hot shot or the smart ass. Give him a chance.
7:48PM on 04/26/2010
Evans has the chops, drive, and momentum to pull off a decent Captain America. He's already been two comic characters and nailed them both. (Human Torch and Jensen.) He knows its a big responsibility and that he will do the best he can to deliver on something spectacular. I have faith, and the rest of us should too. As long as the script itself captures the essence and patriotism of the character, Evans will get it done.
Evans has the chops, drive, and momentum to pull off a decent Captain America. He's already been two comic characters and nailed them both. (Human Torch and Jensen.) He knows its a big responsibility and that he will do the best he can to deliver on something spectacular. I have faith, and the rest of us should too. As long as the script itself captures the essence and patriotism of the character, Evans will get it done.
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7:33PM on 04/26/2010

Speaking of The Avengers...

I noticed that the AC/DC laden Iron Man 2 soundtracj featured "Thunderstruck." How cool would it be to have an after credits cameo with the Thunder God meeting Tony to this tune?
I noticed that the AC/DC laden Iron Man 2 soundtracj featured "Thunderstruck." How cool would it be to have an after credits cameo with the Thunder God meeting Tony to this tune?
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6:53AM on 04/27/2010
Seen IM2 yesterday, and there wasn't any after credits scene... Still it was a press screening and, for the press screening of IM1, the after credits cameo of Nick Fury wasn't there either !
Seen IM2 yesterday, and there wasn't any after credits scene... Still it was a press screening and, for the press screening of IM1, the after credits cameo of Nick Fury wasn't there either !
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7:26PM on 04/26/2010
Honestly, I think Evans is the perfect choice for this role, and I am convinced he will completely own it.
Honestly, I think Evans is the perfect choice for this role, and I am convinced he will completely own it.
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7:09PM on 04/26/2010
Although he'd be the last person in my mind for the role, I've always been willing to give him a chance mainly as I haven't seen him do anything other than "cocky guy" and so have no basis to judge him in a role such as this.

So I'm hoping he pulls something completely out of the bag that I have yet to see him try, which is a serious "grown up" or adult role.

That being said, the first sign of a smirk and cheeky one liner I see in the trailer and I go fanboy MENTAL.
Although he'd be the last person in my mind for the role, I've always been willing to give him a chance mainly as I haven't seen him do anything other than "cocky guy" and so have no basis to judge him in a role such as this.

So I'm hoping he pulls something completely out of the bag that I have yet to see him try, which is a serious "grown up" or adult role.

That being said, the first sign of a smirk and cheeky one liner I see in the trailer and I go fanboy MENTAL.
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7:57PM on 04/26/2010
Watch Sunshine. That should give you an idea of his Cpt. America.
Watch Sunshine. That should give you an idea of his Cpt. America.
7:07PM on 04/26/2010
Evans will do a great job. Of course the guy is going to be nervous and its alright because he is playing Captain America. I think anyone who got the role would be nervous. Out of all the possible canidates, Evans was the best choice. I glad to read that he is so excited for the movie and is really passionate for the role. I think this movie is going to surprise alot of people.
Evans will do a great job. Of course the guy is going to be nervous and its alright because he is playing Captain America. I think anyone who got the role would be nervous. Out of all the possible canidates, Evans was the best choice. I glad to read that he is so excited for the movie and is really passionate for the role. I think this movie is going to surprise alot of people.
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7:02PM on 04/26/2010

Ummm.....you should be a little scared.

Who wouldn't be?
Who wouldn't be?
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