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Evans opts out of Cap Am for indie drama?

03.17.2010

UPDATE - Just got in an e-mail from someone involved with the production who says Variety has its story wrong. Turns out filming on PUNCTURE already wrapped. Since it's an indie film, it flew under the radar and news of Evans involvement was just released. Consider Evans still a candidate for CAPTAIN AMERICA then as this film clearly won't be an issue...

Just last week, Chris Evans was revealed to be one of the actors in consideration for CAPTAIN AMERICA. Since then a number of new names have come up like Ryan Phillippe and Channing Tatum leaving Evans potential in doubt. Now it looks like he's officially signed on to a new film that looks like it may preclude him from carrying the red, white and blue shield.

Evans will star in the drama PUNCTURE about a young attorney fighting against a giant healthcare firm. The catch? The dude's addicted to prescription painkillers! Oh snap!

Adam and Mark Kassen, who have some TV experience, will be making their feature directorial debut on the project. Evans casting was the final piece of the puzzle as the supporting actors - who include Vinessa Shaw, Michael Biehn and Jesse L. Martin - were already set.

Filming on PUNCTURE began this week in Houston. Evans can be seen next this April in THE LOSERS.

Extra Tidbit: Evans has a great supporting role in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD as a evil ex.
Source: Variety

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11:02PM on 03/17/2010
I sure hope they come up with a final answer on this matter soon. I'm all for Evans, though everyone seems ot be hating on Channing he needs a break out role to show his acting chops.. he hasnt had much to work with in awhile. Krasinski?? Have you ever cracked open a Captain Ameica comic????
I sure hope they come up with a final answer on this matter soon. I'm all for Evans, though everyone seems ot be hating on Channing he needs a break out role to show his acting chops.. he hasnt had much to work with in awhile. Krasinski?? Have you ever cracked open a Captain Ameica comic????
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10:28PM on 03/17/2010
for the love of god, no more channing tatum bullshit!
for the love of god, no more channing tatum bullshit!
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10:21PM on 03/17/2010
He was awesome in Sunshine. Think heŽd be a good fit
He was awesome in Sunshine. Think heŽd be a good fit
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5:15PM on 03/17/2010
I'm with Evans all the way. If someone can smack the hip hop gangsta style out of every word uttered by Channing Tatum then I'd say give him a screen test... but until then he needs 2 stay far away.
I'm with Evans all the way. If someone can smack the hip hop gangsta style out of every word uttered by Channing Tatum then I'd say give him a screen test... but until then he needs 2 stay far away.
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3:59PM on 03/17/2010

Thank God!!

that he is still being considered. I think Krasinski is still the best choice, but since he is out of the running I think Evans should get the role for Captain America. Im not saying the other actors are bad actors or bad for the part, Im just saying Evans is the best pick that completes Captain America out of all the other actors.
that he is still being considered. I think Krasinski is still the best choice, but since he is out of the running I think Evans should get the role for Captain America. Im not saying the other actors are bad actors or bad for the part, Im just saying Evans is the best pick that completes Captain America out of all the other actors.
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3:58PM on 03/17/2010

it'd be nice

if he got the part.
I think he could fit the role nicely.
if he got the part.
I think he could fit the role nicely.
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3:16PM on 03/17/2010
best choice for cap out all the names on the list.
get him signed up marvel.
im afraid its gonna be phillipe or tatum tho.
best choice for cap out all the names on the list.
get him signed up marvel.
im afraid its gonna be phillipe or tatum tho.
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2:59PM on 03/17/2010

Phew!

Thank God for that update, he is still me favorite for the part.
Thank God for that update, he is still me favorite for the part.
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2:46PM on 03/17/2010
I wouldnt mind seeing him as the cap
I wouldnt mind seeing him as the cap
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2:45PM on 03/17/2010
Is anyone actually READING the damn article? Evans IS STILL IN.
Is anyone actually READING the damn article? Evans IS STILL IN.
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1:55PM on 03/17/2010

damn... he's my #1 choice

Really - i can't see a lot of people pulling off the Captain America thing, but Chris was one of them. But hell with Joe Johnston directing, I may not want him to...
Really - i can't see a lot of people pulling off the Captain America thing, but Chris was one of them. But hell with Joe Johnston directing, I may not want him to...
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1:45PM on 03/17/2010
Evans was one of the few I thought would be good as Cap. Oh well, onto better things!
Evans was one of the few I thought would be good as Cap. Oh well, onto better things!
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1:51PM on 03/17/2010
Uh, did you read the article?
Uh, did you read the article?
12:59PM on 03/17/2010
WTF? Double post. My bad.
WTF? Double post. My bad.
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12:53PM on 03/17/2010
Nah. I doubt it's to build hype. They're too all over the place.

I feel like I'm watching The Price is Right and some dumb college bitch is trying to win a car. She keeps switching around the numbers in the price and looking to the audience for help. But the audience is just yelling and screaming at her because she keeps getting further and further away from the actual price.

And the kicker is, it's a fucking Toyota.
Nah. I doubt it's to build hype. They're too all over the place.

I feel like I'm watching The Price is Right and some dumb college bitch is trying to win a car. She keeps switching around the numbers in the price and looking to the audience for help. But the audience is just yelling and screaming at her because she keeps getting further and further away from the actual price.

And the kicker is, it's a fucking Toyota.
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12:41PM on 03/17/2010

its all..

hype to keep you in suspense and build a fanbase out of thin air, in the end they will dissappoint most of you. btw, i think crasinski(aweful spelling i know) is a terible choice, evans is good, but may be identified as the torch, get channing a voice coach and he be ok, that accent sounds notthing like the dude who used to say 'America still needs your help!' in the old avengers game.
hype to keep you in suspense and build a fanbase out of thin air, in the end they will dissappoint most of you. btw, i think crasinski(aweful spelling i know) is a terible choice, evans is good, but may be identified as the torch, get channing a voice coach and he be ok, that accent sounds notthing like the dude who used to say 'America still needs your help!' in the old avengers game.
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12:37PM on 03/17/2010

its all..

hype to keep you in suspense and build a fanbase out of thin air, in the end they will dissappoint most of you. btw, i think crasinski(aweful spelling i know) is a terible choice, evans is good, but may be identified as the torch, get channing a voice coach and he be ok, that accent sounds notthing like the dude who used to say 'America still needs your help!' in the old avengers game.
hype to keep you in suspense and build a fanbase out of thin air, in the end they will dissappoint most of you. btw, i think crasinski(aweful spelling i know) is a terible choice, evans is good, but may be identified as the torch, get channing a voice coach and he be ok, that accent sounds notthing like the dude who used to say 'America still needs your help!' in the old avengers game.
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12:26PM on 03/17/2010

Geoff Stults

Just do it. Geoff Stults.

Sick of all this waiting. The longer it's taking, the less confidence I have in the project. Hugo Weaving was a decent boost, but the CA choices for me are lackluster. Tatum is "wooden" (great word for whoever used it in the other thread). Hedlund maybe. Vogel too short and pretty boy-ish. And Evans, while a decent actor, strikes me as too much of a bad boy. He just rubs me the wrong way for Captain America.

Granted, I don't know that much about Captain
Just do it. Geoff Stults.

Sick of all this waiting. The longer it's taking, the less confidence I have in the project. Hugo Weaving was a decent boost, but the CA choices for me are lackluster. Tatum is "wooden" (great word for whoever used it in the other thread). Hedlund maybe. Vogel too short and pretty boy-ish. And Evans, while a decent actor, strikes me as too much of a bad boy. He just rubs me the wrong way for Captain America.

Granted, I don't know that much about Captain America, but just in light reading on the Avengers -- and judging the character personalities of Thor and Iron Man -- I imagine CA as A BIT of a square. Thor's all godly ego. Iron Man's cocky rich fast talker (thanks to RDJ). And Captain America is just a proud American and natural leader. I could just really see Stark poking fun at Steve Rogers for all his nobility and stuff, but then in the end, that very loyalty, discipline, and dedication being what brings the group together. Now PLEASE, I welcome anyone to correct me if my assumptions are wrong.

But if it were me in a producing role on this film, I'd screen test Geoff Stults. Big dude, all American look, imposing stature, strong voice. Not a big star, so he'd fit the pay range more than Evans and Tatum. Acting chops? He was decent in She's Out of My League, but that was more a comic role. Something tells me the guy could be great though. I watched some interviews and stuff. He seems like a decent guy, and if you cast a relatively unknown, you'd assume that they'd be easier to work with in a huge break like the lead in a superhero movie.

I'll say it again. Geoff Stults. Not in the running as of now, but dammit, I'm putting him in.

Apologies if anyone has mentioned him before me. He has my vote. I won't take credit for throwing his name in though.
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12:41PM on 03/17/2010
does Geoff Stults seem square? i don't know the dude, but if he is he certinaly has the look.
does Geoff Stults seem square? i don't know the dude, but if he is he certinaly has the look.
12:46PM on 03/17/2010
"Square" more so than Evans, who's just too bad boy. For me. He's the hothead (no pun, for Human Torch fans) that would fuck up some mission, and Stults LOOKS like the dude who'd run back and save everyone. I realize that that's completely fucking random and speculative. But it's just a feeling.

Stults just has a presence, and IMO, looks as if he could stand toe-to-toe with Iron Man. Definitely Thor.
"Square" more so than Evans, who's just too bad boy. For me. He's the hothead (no pun, for Human Torch fans) that would fuck up some mission, and Stults LOOKS like the dude who'd run back and save everyone. I realize that that's completely fucking random and speculative. But it's just a feeling.

Stults just has a presence, and IMO, looks as if he could stand toe-to-toe with Iron Man. Definitely Thor.
12:13PM on 03/17/2010

Evans would be good...

...but I really hope they actually cast someone soon! Because it is really getting annoying, every day a new candidate...which young, blonde hollywood "stud" hasn't been in the race yet? It can't be that hard to find someone for the role...
...but I really hope they actually cast someone soon! Because it is really getting annoying, every day a new candidate...which young, blonde hollywood "stud" hasn't been in the race yet? It can't be that hard to find someone for the role...
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12:02PM on 03/17/2010
The Cap. America race is starting to look like the Bond race few years ago. As for the article, I dig Evans...better than Tatum foŽ shoŽ.
The Cap. America race is starting to look like the Bond race few years ago. As for the article, I dig Evans...better than Tatum foŽ shoŽ.
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10:37AM on 03/17/2010

Sunshine

I am probably one of the few that enjoy Chris Evans' acting. He was the only good in the FFour movies. I am kinda glad no more CAPT for him. Other good roles will come. Sunshine was his best.
I am probably one of the few that enjoy Chris Evans' acting. He was the only good in the FFour movies. I am kinda glad no more CAPT for him. Other good roles will come. Sunshine was his best.
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