FIRST LOOK: Chris Evans as Captain America on the Cover of Entertainment Weekly
Published: October 28, 2010 - 5:54am
Marvel fans have been waiting a long time to see the former Human Torch is full Captain America glory, and the wait is finally over. Entertainment Weekly has released the cover for their next week's issue showcasing the Star Spangled Avenger.
"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!’” Evans recalled about his hesitation in donning the mantle of Captain America for Marvel Studios.
“I was just scared. I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear. I can’t believe was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”
The film's director, Joe Johnston, has been rather quiet about it's progress since principal photography began last month; but he did offer this statement to hungry fans:
“The interesting thing about this character is that he’s an everyman who in the course of a few minutes become a perfect human specimen. That has to create some interesting personal issues. I saw it as an opportunity to make a superhero movie that felt real, that didn’t have to rely on an overabundance of fantasy elements.”
The year is 1942, and Steve Rogers is a scrawny lad who desperately wants to fight Nazis for his country but can’t because he’s been deemed physically unfit. His fate — and his physique — is radically transformed when he signs up for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation that turns wimps into studs using drugs and assorted sci-fi hoo-ha. There’s a love interest (Major Peggy Carter, played Haley Atwell), there’s a sidekick (Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stans), and there’s the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as The Tesseract (comic fans know it better as The Cosmic Cube).
Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Haley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper Toby Jones and Neal McDonough. The film is scheduled for theatrical release on July 22nd, 2011.