Looks like the Captain America search is finally over. (Oh, please let it be over—the suspense is killing us!)
Chris Evans, who already portrayed one Marvel superhero on the big screen—the Human Torch in two Fantastic Four movies—has been offered the role of The First Avenger, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Evans, who wasn't in the initial round of actors being considered, wasn't asked to screen-test for the part. The offer is for more than just a single film, as the role entails starring in up to three Captain America movies plus the Avengers movies and appearances in several other Marvel movies.
Why hasn't the actor immediately snapped up the part? Apparently Evans is committed to co-starring in the Anna Faris romantic comedy What's Your Number?, and both films are scheduled to shoot this summer, so the conflict must be resolved.
No comment as yet from either Marvel or Evans' agent at CAA—but what do you think?