Chris Evans, no stranger to superhero roles, will be suiting up in red, white and blue tights to play Captain America in Marvel Comics' big-screen adaptation of the comic book hero created in 1941 to help defend America from its enemies.

According to a report at The Hollywood Reporter's HeatVision blog, Evans was offered the lead role in 'Captain America: The First Avenger' last week but sources said there was some question if he would accept it. Evans had played Johnny Storm -- the Human Torch -- in Fox's 'Fantastic Four' films and rumors had it that he might not be ready to take on another superhero persona. According to THR, he took a couple of days to think it over and, during the weekend, accepted the deal.
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