O Captain, My Captain! Chris Evans is Your New Captain America

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Our nationwide crisis is finally over, everyone: After a grueling Captain America audition process that saw virtually every adult male try out for the role, including John Krasinski, Ryan Phillippe, Dane Cook, everyone who's ever been a day player on Gossip Girl, David Archuleta, House minority leader John Boehner, and Sean Young dressed in an off-brand Captain America costume purchased from Party World (that, due to licensing issues, was named "Admiral United States"), the role has finally been filled!

The winner is Chris Evans, who darted in at the end of the casting process after many shortlists came and went. Says Heat Vision:

Sources tell us the actor has not only accepted Marvel's offer, first detailed on Friday, but that the dealmaking moved so fast it's now all about dotting the i's and crossing the t's.

Evans was offered the role in Marvel Studios' production last week, but there was some question of whether he would accept. Factoring in to the choice was the fact that Evans played Johnny Storm, the flame-covered superhero known as the Human Torch in Fox's Fantastic Four movies. Was he ready to play another superhero and take on the trappings that come with such a high-profile part?

Um, I think probably "Yes." The only question remains, if Marvel really wanted a hunky, blond Chris Evans in their movie, why didn't they go with his brother Scott? Dude needs a job!

[Photo Credit: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images]

Chris Evans accepts 'Captain America' mantle (exclusive) [THR]



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