Friday, April 2, 2010

Marvel Studios Press Release Confirms Captain America Casting

Below is the full press release found on Marvel's website that confirm the casting of both Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan in the upcoming The First Avenger: Captain America movie.

Marvel Studios has officially confirmed that Chris Evans will star as Captain America and Sebastian Stan will portray Cap's sidekick Bucky in the studio's highly anticipated movie "The First Avenger: Captain America," directed by Joe Johnston from a script penned by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige will produce "The First Avenger: Captain America." Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Stratton Leopold and Louis D'Esposito will executive produce. The film will be released in the US on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

"The First Avenger: Captain America" will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Chris Evans will next star in Sylvain White's "The Losers." He will also star in Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World." He recently wrapped production on "Puncture" and he will soon start production on "What's Your Number." Evans' previous credits include starring as Johnny Storm in the "Fantastic Four" films, Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" and David Ayer's "Street Kings."

Sebastian Stan can currently be seen in "Hot Tub Time Machine," and will appear in "The Apparition" as well as Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," both slated for 2010. His previous credits include roles on the NBC drama "Kings" and CW's "Gossip Girl."

In addition to "The First Avenger: Captain America," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including the highly anticipated sequel, "Iron Man 2," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow on May 7, 2010; "Thor" on May 6, 2011; and "The Avengers" on May 4, 2012.

Stay tuned to for the official word on all things to do with "The First Avenger: Captain America" and all Marvel movies!

I'm surprised that Marvel chose to keep the sidekick since this avenue has proven detrimental before in the case of the Batman movies (before Chris Nolan took up the franchise). I hope it wont turn out to be too syrupy or corny.

While I like Chris Evans and find him well-suited for the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America, however I don't know Sebastian Stan all that well so I can't say anything about his casting.

Here's hoping the movie will be great.

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