Chris Evans (Human Torch) to Play Captain America

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans has signed to play Captain America in the upcoming Captain America and Avengers movies. Moviegoers will remember Evans as the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies. Evans is will have to ditch the “Flame on!” catchphrase for the “Avengers assemble!” battle cry.

I’m not sold on Evans’ casting just yet. He’s 27, which is slightly too young to play the patriarch of the Marvel Universe. Yes, he has the Super Soldier Serum maintaining his youth, but Cap is a man out of time from World War II. Evans was great as the Human Torch, bringing out the character’s cockiness and recklessness. Can he play someone that’s supposed to be a little grizzled, naive to the modern world, a father figure to other Marvel heroes, and totally kick-ass? I’m not so sure.

Let me know what you think of Chris Evans as Captain America (please)!


Author: RPadTV

19 thoughts on “Chris Evans (Human Torch) to Play Captain America”

  1. They need someone who has that old school flare about them. The guy is from the WW2 era. Need someone bigger.

    Body of Kevin Nash but with much better acting skills.

  2. Wow! Chris Evans! I'm not sure what to say or think. He did a great job as the torch, i just think the Fantastic 4 movies were horrible. It's hard to picture him as Captain America. I hope Marvel/Disney or whomever doesn't f**k up one of my favorite Marvel characters.

  3. @Arguello

    Just saw another blockbuster closing by my house. I hope your store isn't closing.


    I should be getting JL: Crisis on Two Earths today. Have you watched this yet?

  4. @rpad

    I always forget about Drago's Punisher.


    I actually worked at one a few months ago and it closed. So they moved me to a new one. The one I am at now is like the busiest store in our district. So I should be straight. At least until Blockbuster decides on no more stores. The market is just not at the store level anymore. Hopefully these new lawsuits, where Blockbuster is the only place you can rent movies for the first month, will help the stores stay around a little longer.

    Crisis on Two Earths is pretty good btw.

  5. I'm not sold on this yet either. But I do want to point out that from a historical perspective that most of the soldiers who fought in WWII were 18 or younger. Kids lied on their registrations to go fight overseas. You had kids as young as 14 trying to shoots some Nazis and Japanese. So a 27 year old would actually have been someone who had been around a bit. Any older, and he would of had to be an officer i.e. not a candidate for the super soldier experiment.

    Yeah, I just let my geek flag fly there.

  6. I can’t take him serious as captain America. No disprect to Chris Evans though since he was good as the human tourch

  7. Here’s what famous artist Alex Ross had to say to People:

    “We’ve been saying for years, if you don’t sign Jon Hamm to play this part, you’re crazy,” said Alex Ross. “Captain America is supposed to be the patriarch of the Marvel universe. To get a guy in his early- to mid-20s is only thinking about where the character began, not what he ultimately needs to become.”

  8. they needed to get someone more golden

    like aaron ekhart (whatever, the dude who played 2 face)

    robert redford 20 years ago would have been great…hes a golden eagle

    i dont expect you guys to know what im talking about..certain people resemble birds to me..redford and ted koppel resemble majestic eagles to me..while peter gammons is a little crazy

  9. @thundercracker
    I agree! I could see a younger redford playing Capt America. Why couldnt we clone you Robert Redford!

  10. I was one of the people who actually liked the first Punisher movie, Anyway I always thought if Tom Jane was a little taller I could see him as Cap. I do find it stupid however that they would put someone who plays another hero to play such an important role as Cap. Let’s just cross our fingers and hope for the best.

  11. thomas jane is another one of those golden dudes

    thomas jane should have played duke in gi joe

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