Friday, March 26, 2010

Chris Evans as Captain America!

I know I am WAY late with this post, but I have to comment on Chris Evans being announced as Captain America for the Cap movie coming in 2012.

I liked Chris Evans as Human Torch, I did. (Not that the FF films were very good, but he worked as the wise-cracking flame-head). But Cap? Nope. Not working for me. Geez, I'm really in bitch mode today, but it's true. This guy does NOT look right. He doesn't have the right build, the right look, the right presence, or anything that I want to see as Cap on the big screen.

I hear they signed him to something like 9 movies. I hope to god he manages to pull Cap off, otherwise I'll just be sitting there thru nine films cursing. I want a broad-chested all-american stand-up guy as Cap! Is Chris Evans good looking? Sure, but not the way I've always pictured Cap or the way he's been depicted in comics for the last 70 years or so.

Of course, I remember bitching big time about Hugh Jackman being cast as Wolverine. Even though Hugh is way too damn tall, and way too damn good looking for Logan, it still works. Here's hoping I will be pleasantly surprised when it comes to ol Captain A on the big screen.

I would have preferred an unknown. Don't' tell me they didn't have 20 Hollywood unknown hunks audition that would have been perfect for the role. It pisses me off when they cast the same actor as multiple super heroes. I'll always think of Chris Evans as Human Torch.

Don't even get me started about Ryan Reynolds being cast as BOTH Green Lantern and Deadpool. I'm not buying that either. Why doesn't Hollywood consult me on these casting choices?

Thankfully Marvel hasn't tried to cast Christian Bale as any Marvel character because that wouldn't work either. Christian Bale is Batman and that is that, he shouldn't even attempt to portray any other licensed character. Personally, I haven't watched the latest Terminator film, but many folks have told me that it was distracting to have Bale in that film, because it's hard to turn the Bruce Wayne/Batman association off.


  1. I was rooting for the guy who plays "Captain Awesome" on CHUCK. Oh-well. Now if Chris Evans can get cast as Namor, he'll be a one-man Invaders!

  2. I was rooting for Mark Valley to play Cap. I mean, this guy looks exactly like I imagine Steve Rogers would look and he can handle the action as we see in Human Target, but I guess they were aiming for a younger actor.