Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue features the first officially released shot of Chris Evans from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER on its cover.
Fans of the character has been worried about the former “Human Torch” actor playing Cap, and it turns out that Chris Evans shared many of those concerns. He siad he turned down the part three times.
“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!’”
Finally, he went to a meeting with Marvel executives and director Joe Johnston (THE ROCKETEER, THE WOLFMAN), was impressed by their plans and approach to the film, and wound up signing a six-picture deal.
“I was just scared. I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear. …I can’t believe was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”
The issue will feature a set visit to the production, shooting in England, and more from Evans and Joe Johnston, who sees Steven Roger as an ‘everyman’ character whose life and pyhsical form is suddenly transformed. Johnston observes with understatement that it’s bound to create “some interesting personal issues.”
The issue hits newsstand this Friday, October 29th.