Chris Evans, meet America. America, meet your captain.

With the announcement of Chris Evans accepting the role of Steve Rogers -- or, if you prefer calling him by his alter ego, Captain America -- the casting of the most important Avenger is now complete. Why is this decision more important than that of, say, 'Thor'? Let's take a deeper look.

Quite a bit is riding on Captain America -- the New York City-born, World War II-fighting Marvel Comics superhero -- who is finally set to come to the big screen with in 2011's 'Captain America: The First Avenger' with Evans in the title role. You could argue that no single casting choice has meant this much to a single studio in recent history. And his long, strange road to the silver screen, creating casting news the public seems to be very much a part of deciding, just took a giant leap forward.
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