Chris Evans Accepts Marvel’s Offer to Play ‘Captain America’

Chris EvansChris Evans has finally been selected to don the star-spangled superhero suit for Captain America.

After weeks of reports flying back and forth as to potential candidates, Marvel made an offer that Evans accepted last week. The deal, reports Variety, calls for the actor to star in at least three Captain America movies.

The First Avenger: Captain America is set to open on July 22, 2011. Paramount will distribute.

Evans would also reprise the role in The Avengers, which will unite Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Incredible Hulk (Edward Norton) in one pic, notes Variety. That film is set for May 4, 2012. 

Joe Johnston will direct Captain America from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Kevin Feige will produce for Marvel, Stephen Broussard serving as co-producer. David Maisel, Stratton Leopold, Louis D’Esposito and Stan Lee will exec produce. originally reported on the Evans offer from Marvel on Friday.