As you know Chris Evans has officially been cast as Steve Rogers in The First Avengers: Captain America. There are still a lot of unsure fans out there about this casting move. During the panel for The Losers, Evans talked about Captain America for the first time since he was cast, and after recently admitting that he never read comic books while growing up, and knew virtually nothing about the character, here's what the beefed up future Cap had to say.
I think Marvel is doing a lot of good things right now, and it's a fun character. Even if it wasn't a comic book. I think the story of Steve Rogers is great. He's a great guy. Even if it was just a script about anybody, I would probably want to do it. So it wasn't necessarily about the comic itself. He's a great character. He's a great character to play. He just happens to be a comic book character.
So, he took the role because he's a great character. There's nothing wrong about that, and I agree with him 100%, Captain America is a great character! And there's a great story to be told. Comic books hold some pretty incredible stories and I'm happy to see that Hollywood is actually starting to take them seriously.
Apparently, Evans was trying to avoid questions on his role in Captain America, but he's got to know what he's getting himself into with taking a role of this magnitude, and the fans out there that are going to either be excited for him or tear him apart. The fanboys and fangirls want to know about his feelings toward it regardless of if they are for Evans or against him.
One thing that can be said for Evans is that he's honest, he's not playing a fake hardcore comic book fan, he tells it how it is. He's in it for the story and character.
Care to share your thoughts?