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Captain America – Chris Evans will wield the shield

Posted by LiveFor on March 23, 2010

News was out a few days ago that Chris Evans (The Fantastic Four) had been offered the role of Captain America.

Now Heat Vision have the news that he has accepted the role. Thank crikey I say, No more waiting and wondering.

We now have our Steve Rogers. I think they made the right choice.

That means the main three for The Avengers are Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Chris Evans as Captain America.

Here is a brief bio on Steve Rogers:

Steve Rogers was a scrawny fine arts student specializing in industrialization in the 1940’s before America entered World War II. He attempted to enlist in the army only to be turned away due to his poor constitution. A U.S. officer offered Rogers an alternative way to serve his country by being a test subject in project, Operation: Rebirth, a top secret defense research project designed to create physically superior soldiers. Rogers accepted and after a rigorous physical and combat training and selection process was selected as the first test subject. He was given injections and oral ingestion of the formula dubbed the “Super Soldier Serum” developed by the scientist Dr. Abraham Erskine. Rogers was then exposed to a controlled burst of “Vita-Rays” that activated and stabilized the chemicals in his system. The process successfully altered his physiology from its frail state to the maximum of human efficiency, including greatly enhanced musculature and reflexes.

After the assassination of Dr. Erskine. Roger was re-imagined as a superhero who served both as a counter-intelligence agent and a propaganda symbol to counter Nazi Germany’s head of terrorist operations, the Red Skull. Rogers was given a costume modeled after the American flag, a bulletproof shield, a personal sidearm and the codename Captain America. He was also given a cover identity as a clumsy infantry private at Camp LeHigh in Virginia. Barely out of his teens himself, Rogers made friends with the teenage camp mascot, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes. Barnes accidentally learned of Rogers’ dual identity and offered to keep the secret if he could become Captain America’s sidekick. Rogers agreed, and trained Barnes. Roger met President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who presented him with a new shield made from a chance mixture of iron, Vibranium and an unknown catalyst. Throughout World War II, Captain America and Bucky fought the Nazi menace both on their own and as members of the superhero team the Invaders, which after the war evolved into the All-Winners Squad.

How do you feel about Chris Evans being Cap?

The First Avenger: Captain America is out on 22nd July 2011.

5 Responses to “Captain America – Chris Evans will wield the shield”

  1. anotherzen said

    he could work, tho i think its bad that they have the same actor doing multiple characters within the same universe😦

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  3. cainraw said

    I think its awesome, anyone who thinks he doesn’t have the chops should really watch “sunshine” by danny boyle.

  4. JusticeAvengers said

    Its fine with me, but its strange that he’s two Marvel superheroes, but I cant wait! I know he’ll do very well, cause he’s one of my Favorite actors, good luck Chris!

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