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Preview of EW’s Captain America First Look

By / 10.29.10

Yesterday Vince posted the first picture of Chris Evans as Zoolander Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger from the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on sale today.  CBM scored some quotes from the article and BleedingCool found the pictures, so I’m posting a bunch of that here.  Why?  Because reading magazines on the internet > reading real magazines.

Even with the stunt work it seems that Chris Evans is wanting perfection, which is exactly what we want from the lead star of the most important super hero film made this generation. [Ed. - Settle down, Beavis.] Captain America will set up a total of 9 movies (Captain America Trilogy, Avengers Trilogy, and 3 more Marvel movies with at least cameos of Captain America) staring Chris Evans as Captain America. Thank god Chris is self conscious enough to want to get it right.

Kevin Feige even chimed in stating:  Captain America is “the last jewel in the Marvel crown that hasn’t gotten its own movie franchise.” [Ed.- Then milk that cow to death, post-haste!]

Kevin went on to explain why Marvel ultimately went with Chris Evans as Captain America:  “We wanted an American.” [via CBM]

Wow those are some pretty high standards.  Where are you going to find an American these days?  I’ll tell you where. At whichever food stand at the Iowa State Fair that’s serving deep-fried KFC famous bowls on a stick, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with a side of an entire cheesecake. USA! USA!

Of course Captain America is going to set up the most important Marvel Team Up movie of all time, The Avengers. [Ed.- Didn't I tell you to settle down, Beavis?]

At first Evans did not want the role at all. In fact he turned it down 3 times before finally accepting it.  Chris goes on to say:  “I’ve made some spotty films in the past, and I didn’t want another one on this scale, “I remember telling a buddy of mine, ‘If the movie bombs, I’m f—ed. If the movie hits, I’m f—ed!’  I was just scared,” Chris says. “I realized my whole decision-making process was fear-based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear. And so one weekend, I just said, ‘F—it. Let’s do it.’” [via CBM]

Incidentally, saying “F—it. Let’s do it” is how everything gets done in Hollywood.

One more picture available at BleedingCool.


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