Ladies and gentlemen, behold: Captain America stands revealed!
Chris Evans makes his grand debut as Steve Rogers, the scrawny kid turned super soldier fighting on the front lines of World War II, in "Captain America: The First Avenger," but you don't have to wait until that movie lands on July 18, 2011 to get your first glimpse at the actor in his red, white and blue duds.
The cover for the new issue of Entertainment Weekly reveals Evans as Cap, mask off and shield at the ready. As you can see, his costume design is quite close to the early concept sketches that leaked online earlier this summer.
Evans spoke with the magazine about accepting the role in the Marvel Studios movie, admitting that he was initially reluctant because of the film's chances for failure and success.
"At the time, I remember telling a buddy of mine, ‘If the movie bombs, I’m f---ed. If the movie hits, I’m f---ed,'” said Evans, who admitted that his reluctance was based entirely on fear. "I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear."
"I was just scared," he added. "I can't believe I was almost too chicken to play Captain America."
Director Joe Johnston weighed in with his own thoughts about what makes Captain America work as a character, saying: "The interesting thing about this character is that he’s an everyman who in the course of a few minutes become a perfect human specimen. That has to create some interesting personal issues."
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