If you had any doubts that Chris Evans would look perfect as Captain America, set 'em aside. This week's cover of Entertainment Weekly should put any fears to rest as it reveals the first, real (awesome) look at the actor in his Captain America garb.
Appearing for the first time in full costume (sans helmet, though) on the cover of the magazine, Chris Evans certainly has the look of Steve Rogers about him. And it turns out that if many doubted Evans could pull off the role, well, so did the actor himself.
EW reports that Evans was actually reluctant to don the red, white and blue costume after two stints as Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch, in the two previous Fantastic Four movies. Evans told the magazine:
"At the time, I remember telling a buddy of mine, 'If the movie bombs, I'm f---ed. If the movie hits, I'm f---ed!'"
But after he declined the part three times, Evans finally met with Marvel executives and Joe Johnston, the movie's director. Evans was apparently dazzled by their plans for the movie. However, he still wasn't sure about "suiting up" for Captain America.
"I was just scared," Evan says. "I realized my whole decision-making process was fear-based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear."
Evans is said to have signed a six-picture deal (now, that's what we could call fearless) with Marvel to play the super-serum-charged hero Captain America in, one would guess, both his own films and The Avengers. The actor doesn't regret his move, saying: "I can't believe I was almost too chicken to play Captain America."
He's got the look; now let's see if Evans can also bring in the nobility and gravitas of one of Marvel's greatest superheroes as well.
So what do you think? Do you like how Chris Evans looks as Captain America?
This issue of EW will be out on Oct. 29. Captain America: The First Avengers will hit theaters next year on July 22, 2011.
(via Entertainment Weekly)