Chris Evans as Captain America: gorgeous or meh?


I think I’ve already described my love of Chris Evans, and how in the Death Battle of Chris Pine vs. Chris Evans, I’m always going to be Team Evans. Not that Pine and Evans are even aware of this grudge match – I always associate the two of them because I got them confused constantly before I really saw either of them in anything. Anyway, I love Evans, and now I love him even more, thanks to these photos. Evans was cast as Captain America a few months ago, and Entertainment Weekly (via Pajiba) has the “first look” photos. Um… Evans has a really nice body, right? JESUS. Pajiba has the new “plot” for the film, although I think I would probably watch Evans wander around like this for two hours:

The year is 1942, and Steve Rogers is a scrawny lad who desperately wants to fight Nazis for his country but can’t because he’s been deemed physically unfit. His fate — and his physique — is radically transformed when he signs up for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation that turns wimps into studs using drugs and assorted sci-fi hoo-ha. There’s a love interest (Major Peggy Carter, played Haley Atwell), there’s a sidekick (Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stans), and there’s the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as The Tesseract (comic fans know it better as The Cosmic Cube).

Evans on being cast as Captain America: “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!’” After declining the part three times, Evans took a meeting with Marvel execs and Johnston and was dazzled by their plans for the movie. He still felt wary about suiting up for Captain America — but then he had an epiphany. “I was just scared,” he says. “I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear.’” Evans signed a six-picture deal with Marvel to play the character, and he has no regrets: “I can’t believe was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”

[From Entertainment Weekly, via Pajiba]

So… he’s a Super Soldier. Isn’t the United States’ military’s R&D working on super soldier projects right now? So… Captain America is “ripped from the headlines”. I kind of wish it wasn’t a period film, though. It would be interesting to see a modern Captain America. It’s also interesting that Evans turned it down so many times – I thought this was a part lots of young actors wanted? Eh.



EW photos courtesy of Pajiba.

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  1. Kate says:

    He looks like a blow up doll. Those muscles aren’t attractive, a more natural look is better.

  2. LolaBella says:

    Definitely Gorgeous.

    Chris put on some serious muscle for this role; his ‘Human Torch’ body is gone.

    I’m looking forward to seeing Chris as Captain America; he was well cast.

    As a comic book geek, I hope this will be a good movie that does the comic book justice and not fuck it all to hell like the Spiderman franchise.

  3. meg says:

    so hot

  4. Mairead says:

    Hmm,you can really see how John Barrowman could morph into Chris Evans. There is a strong physical resemblance that I hadn’t realised.

    (Can I request John and Neil Patrick Harris in a Gay-fabulous themed mini HGF in the future?)

  5. Laura says:

    I’ll go farther than just “meh” and say GROSS! I hate the beefcake look. I know he’s a superhero but it still looks terrible, to me.

  6. Linda says:

    That’s what can happen if you work out! Yikes!

  7. dread pirate cuervo says:

    My tastes run to very tall & very thin, but dumb & diesel can be hot, too. Wow.

  8. Cheyenne says:

    He looks the part.

  9. MM says:

    Yummy! Not too overdone and veiny… just right.

  10. Kj says:

    I, personally, am a big fan of beefcake. As long as it’s not roidy and body builder looking, I definitely like the muscle. I also agree that in Evans vs. Pine, I’ll take Evans everyday. He’s so hot. I like him better not blonde but he IS capt America so he’ll get a pass today. I hope this movie does well for him, he seems decent enough.

  11. caroline says:

    he’s “ripped” from the headlines for sure! lol. i’m not a big muscles fan though.

  12. Iggles says:

    Ok, can’t look at the photos right now because I’m at work, but I did see it yesterday at JJ. If memory serves me right, he looks meh.

    I remember this photo of him shirtless from a few years back, he was muscular but not super bulky. He also have a healthy dose of chest hair (not a beast, but just enough) and treasure trail. He was HOT and looked like a MAN. Not a plastic, overly waxed thing that they keep pushing in super hero movies today.

    That version of Chris should have been in the movie. 1,000x hotter!

  13. Jeri says:

    I get Chris Pine and Chris Evans mixed up too. I was just thinking “he sure looks different in different pictures” when I realized I was looking at 2 different guys.

  14. Stef says:

    He’s a huge dbag. I met him once in LA out at Teddy’s and he couldn’t have been more rude. We had met previously when I worked for a TV show for NBC so it wasn’t like I was hitting on him (I think I tried talking about the Redsox sucking because I knew he was a fan). He was so rude and just an all around dick, and because of that he lost a lot of appeal to me. I mean, obviously he’s a good looking guy, but there are loads out there with not so dickish personalities. Dude was in the Nany Diaries. It’s not like he’s Oscar nominated and a huge thespian over there…c’mon now. A little humility goes a long way.

  15. original kate says:

    meh. i prefer scruffy & lanky.

  16. Renee says:

    Not impressed. He’s too big it looks uncomfortable and not natural to me. He was much more attractive before he bulked up and started to look like he was on steroids.

  17. RobN says:

    Way better with clothes on. Shirtless? Meh. Maybe some chest hair would help; he looks like he should be modeling in a Sears catalog.

  18. womanfromthenorth says:

    I want to make motor boat sounds on his tummy( and really can’t see it.. but you get my drift)… so a big Gorgeous! from me 😉

  19. BethL says:

    He looks really weird. His head looks too small for his body.

  20. Jacquie says:

    I’m not a fan of his pecks but the rest is yummy. Although I do agree he looks better without all the tone.

  21. Meanchick says:

    If there was ever a need for a ‘scratch & sniff (and lick) screen, that time is NOW!!!!! Rrrrroooowwwwwrr!

  22. albeli says:

    He looks the part, but yuck to being overly muscled and waxed.

  23. VV says:

    That isn’t Captain America. Cap doesn’t look like a child playing at dress up, and he certainly filled out a uniform better than this pipsqueak.

    I also do not understand the casting in this instance. Chris Evans was already Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movies, now he’s Captain America. Both are Marvel franchise movies…

    That’d be like getting Eric Bana (first Hulk) to come play Iron Man. It’s not very inspiring casting at all.

    yes, I am a bit of a comic nerd too haha sorry /nerd spazzing.

  24. Anj says:

    He now looks like a porn actor……hahahhaahaaa

    He overdid it. I always said he was a BAD choice for superhero movies. he should stick to mainstream movies.

  25. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I’m a fan of muscles but he looks boring in this and I honestly couldn’t be less excited. I’d be more on Team Pine if I had to choose but honestly it’d be nice if they did something different with the story. I don’t get telling the story the same way as the original with a guy that looks exactly as what we’d picture. It’s gonna be Superman all over again …

  26. Angel says:

    God damn that boy has body. He’s not my type but I can give props to someone that is fine and this boy is fine.

    Sorry, but Chris Pine is no competition to this hottie.

  27. lucy2 says:

    He kind of looks like a plastic action figure.

  28. Mel says:

    Face bland, body scary.

  29. truthzbetta says:

    Below the neck it’s all good.

    But if it’s true about the bad personality then I take it back and would deduct extra for the wax. He’s waxcake.

    The link pics of Willow and Jaden are confusing, I feel like one is a girl and I’m not sure which. The names. The hair. The overwhelming level 5 hurricane PR push. Confusion overload.

  30. Amelia says:

    Meh. Too over done and hairless. It’s like Joe Manganiello playing Alcide on True Blood. Okay you have muscles, but all I think of when I look at you is where’s all your body hair? I like long lanky and hair!!

  31. The Bobster says:

    A fine choice. Some of the rumors about who would be chosen were scary. I hope he does the role as a blonde, which Steve Rogers was.

  32. loopygorilla says:

    yeh i wanna take a ride on that… gimme gimme

  33. loopygorilla says:

    yeh and he has a gay brother, scott evans who is also good looking.

    but i wish they were twins, then at least you can sleep with one of them and it will look just like chris but it woulnt be but thats okay because they look the same and you can just pretend, anyway.


  34. Sally says:

    I also find the casting strange, since he played the Human Torch.. but oh well.

  35. who cares says:

    who cares about the body—-his face is supreme-o

  36. telesma says:

    Umn, he’s purty.

  37. Christie says:

    I like scruffy and lanky as much as the next gal, but he is hothothothothothothothothothothothothothot!

    Captain Comehereica.

  38. BamaGuy says:

    Gorgeous man

  39. KateNonymous says:

    “So… he’s a Super Soldier. Isn’t the United States’ military’s R&D working on super soldier projects right now? So… Captain America is “ripped from the headlines”.”

    Actually, the headlines are kind of ripped from Captain America comics.

    I think it’s weird to cast Evans when he already played Johnny Storm in the FF movies, but he was the only good thing about those movies–and I say that as someone who HATES that cocky, self-assured frat guy type. But somehow he made it work. So maybe the same thing will happen here.

    Except I never had the impression that Captain America had much of a personality, so I’m not sure about the concept in general.

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