By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
Remember when Chris Evans was just that funny dark-haired dude from Not Another Teen Movie? Well, that's how I remember him. He's come a long way since and, after already enjoying one comicbook movie with Fantastic Four, has agreed to suit up for Marvel's The First Avenger: Captain America.
First Avenger: Captain America is Chris Evans
The agreement is a big one for Evans, and I can understand why it might have taken some time for him to dot the eyes and cross the tees. By joining up, the deal call for the actor to star in at least three Captain America films, with the first obviously being The First Avenger: Captain America. The deal also means that he will also be involved in The Avengers, which also ties in Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Incredible Hulk (Edward Norton). That film is scheduled for a May 4, 2012 release, almost a year after The First Avenger's theatrical debut on July 22, 2011.
Hugo Weaving will play the villain in The Avengers, Red Skull.
For those of you still out of the loop on Captain America, the character, created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, was introduced during the 1940s as a sickly young man who, when injected with a super-soldier serum, is turned into the perfect human weapon to aid the United States' effort to fight the Nazis during World War II. His costume resembles the American flag and he flings an indestructible shield as his primary weapon. The film will serve as an origin story.