Monday, 22 March 2010

Awful News

With my obligatory "health care, meh" post out of the way, time to geek out a bit. There's been a lot of scuttlebutt in the dorkus malorkus community about which actor will play Captain America in the upcoming movie adaptation. I, myself, think that DC has a better track record than Marvel when it comes to films (then again, I'm a DC partisan in general), but Marvel has improved their record lately with the impressively non-awful Iron Man and Spider Man franchises. Well, scratch that last, actually, as they canned Sam Raimi recently, along with the entire Spider Man cast, in the interests of a truly poorly though-out 3-D reboot.

Now I get this news:

Chris Evans will play Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America.

Sources tell us the actor has not only accepted Marvel's offer, first detailed on Friday, but that the dealmaking moved so fast it's now all about dotting the i's and crossing the t's.

Evans, if you recall, played Johnny Flame in the shitfests that were the two "Fantastic Four" adaptations from Marvel. Ugh. Still, with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, I'm going to hold off judgement on the Avengers adaptation until I see it.

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