Date: 22nd March 2010

Chris Evans offered role of Captain America

Chris Evans is one step closer to the role of Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

Sources said the actor, who donned superhero garb in two "Fantastic Four" movies, has been offered the role in the Marvel feature film.

Marvel has not confirmed the development, and Creative Artists Agency, which represents the actor, declined to comment.

The role of Captain America and his alter ego, Steve Rogers, has been one of the most heavily scrutinized parts by the industry, the media and comic book fandom in recent memory.

Source: Press Release