According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Chris Evans has been offered the role of Captain America. Evans is best known for playing Johnny Storm, The Human Torch, in the two recent “Fantastic Four” films. A number of young actors were said to been seen about the part, but the offer did apparently go to Evans. No further comments were available, and it’s yet to be seen if Evans accepts.
From the fan perspective, my guess is that there’s going to be some discontent over the same actor playing two prominent figures from the Marvel Universe. Granted, the fact that FF and the Avengers line are parked at different studios at present makes their meeting all but impossible for the time being. However, it will be a bit weird to set aside that previously established image of Evans for Cap.