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Captain America & Bucky Cast for 'The First Avenger: Captain America' Film

See who'll play Cap & Bucky in "The First Avenger: Captain America," in theaters July 22, 2011!

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Marvel Studios has officially confirmed that Chris Evans will star as Captain America and Sebastian Stan will portray Cap's sidekick Bucky in the studio's highly anticipated movie "The First Avenger: Captain America," directed by Joe Johnston from a script penned by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige will produce "The First Avenger: Captain America."  Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Stratton Leopold and Louis D'Esposito will executive produce.  The film will be released in the US on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

"The First Avenger: Captain America" will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Chris Evans will next star in Sylvain White's "The Losers." He will also star in Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World." He recently wrapped production on "Puncture" and he will soon start production on "What's Your Number."  Evans' previous credits include starring as Johnny Storm in the "Fantastic Four" films, Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" and David Ayer's "Street Kings."

Sebastian Stan can currently be seen in "Hot Tub Time Machine," and will appear in "The Apparition" as well as Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," both slated for 2010. His previous credits include roles on the NBC drama "Kings" and CW's "Gossip Girl."

In addition to "The First Avenger: Captain America," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including the highly anticipated sequel, "Iron Man 2," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow on May 7, 2010; "Thor" on May 6, 2011; and "The Avengers" on May 4, 2012.

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126 comments
AlphaMex10
AlphaMex10

Alright, at first I too, was against Chris Evans, not because he's a bad actor, on the contrary, he's not. Just the fact that he played the Torch, and if a crossover ever happened, well just poor judgement. But if there will be a remake of FF, then it's not a bad choice. Seriously, he's played various roles and he's been good in each. A drugged out guy in "London," a astronaut in SunShine(awesome movie by the way), and yes, even as the Torch he owned the role. He does have some good acting chops. But Zach Effron? Get the (expletive) out of here. The last thing America needs is a gay Captain America. And John Cena? The guys terrible, only WWE fans would suggest this, its ALMOST as bad as Zach Efron. Dollars on cents that most everyone is going to watch this movie, then we'll see if Evans has what it takes.

PT_fresh
PT_fresh

What Zach Effron that would be a disaster. Ya Chris Evans has played the Human torch but Marvel is rebooting the F4. So i think he will do good playing the role of Captain America.

dbperez54
dbperez54 member

Thats very bad news because Chris Evans already plays as a marvel character. Man I wanted some one like Zach Effron to play the role. because hes more teenagerish.

superboy599
superboy599

none of u kn what yr talkin abt chris evans will make a great cap he is built right and he isnt to big of an acor to ruin the movie but hes a really good actor and i think he will be great and who ever in this world think john cena should be cap needs to be medicated hes by far the worse actor on the planet

VenomTongue
VenomTongue

Chris Evans doesn't have the acting chops to do this well. Has he ever even been the main character of a movie before?

Scott0670
Scott0670

Why couldn't they go for someone like Brad Pitt? Excellent actor who has shown he can build the physic of a hero. I agree that someone would fit better in the roll than Chris Evans. Hell that got Christian Bale to playn Batman!

buddhaman
buddhaman

Will Cap keep his red white and blue stars and bars uniform and go UN on us like Wonder Woman and be called Captain World or Captain United Nations? What say you Marvel? Superman lost his American Way that went along side his Truth and Justice. Will Marvel buckle to the PC left and be global?

mandomar57
mandomar57

Before I started to read this article I told someone John Cena should be playing Cap. He looks the part. Joe Johnston, casting change needed now, get John Cena.

thethorax1996
thethorax1996

evans doesn't have enough for this movie. i mean he already played the torch. same thing with halle berry with the catwoman and the x men.

Bayonetx
Bayonetx

I believe Chris can still pull it...Who would believe Downey Jnr could sell Tony Stark a Role Tom cruise had Interest in. All Chris needs to do is let go of the Human Torch care free attitude and bring in a little of Tom welling charm ...Common let's give the guy a break...After all he took it without complaining

acorona72
acorona72

John Cena, he could do it, He has the right look and is good enough of an actor.I hope they change their mind

acorona72
acorona72

Chris Evans is a great actor, very good human torch, but captain America no way, He doesn't have the build or the square jaw. This can screw up the movie big time.How about the guy from "THE TRANSPORTER" Jason Straham I think he can pull it off, except hes bald, One other guy that is a very good actor I don't know his name. But I think his on GRAY'S ANATOMY his a blond guy an has the build, and hes not the guy in the sex video.

robert32514
robert32514

John Cena Assemble. He'd be a better Captain America than Chris Evans. He's got the height, the build, the attitude, and the chops to carry the Shield and the letter "A"! Give it to John Cena you pencil neck geeks.

lirfrank
lirfrank

you know? I really like to take Chris as Cap, it's true that there may is a better option for Captain America out there, you know, I like Matt le Blanc better for the part, you know? big body, but inocent face, and he is a great actor, he was 10 years in friends, well, any ways, I like Chris too, the only thing I don't like is that he was human torch, and I'll be like ''hey, look, it's human torch, no wait, he is Cap'' haha just kiddin', anyways, this movie will be great.

Z_Riku
Z_Riku

I do not believe that Chris is able to potray the character of Captain America. His skills as an actor are limited and I think there are better actors for the job. It is not all physical appearance I can acknowledge that but it is about the ability to sell the character. Chris in my opinion cannot sell the character. Height is not an issue for people because cinematographers know how to make someone appear larger. I urge for consideration of other actors instead of sticking someone who fits into the budget.

chkeene
chkeene

Chris will do awesome as the Captain. To those who don't think he's big enough, the last movie I saw him in was "The Losers", and he got pretty bulked up even for that movie, take a look. As for height, Captain America made at 6ft 2in tall, Evans is 6ft 1in, you really gonna complain about an inch. As for those who voiced other candidates. Chris Pine will be Thor, and makes a much better looking Thor than anyone else I can think of. Channing Tatum, REALLY, you want another "G.I Joe" type movie to crap all over our childhood heroes. Mark Wahlberg, 5ft 7in tall, and not the greatest actor either. Paul Walker, 5ft 11in, not even close to being considered bulky enough for any type of Superhero, AND is just a terrible actor. Geoff, and Eric Dane were the only suggestions that were somewhat intelligent. I think you'll all be pretty surprised at how well Chris Evans does. Just give it a chance before ripping it apart.

squeeballs15
squeeballs15

Honestly, Evans has no chance at doing good with Cap. MARVEL, this is wrong, out of all those great young actors you choose Evans. I would suggest: Channing Tatum, Paul Walker, Mark Wahlberg, or even a wreslter to show strength. If Evans pulls this role off, I will be suprised because of previous superhero roles as Human Torch, showing a cocky attitude. The only thing i enjoyed hearing about this movie is the fact Hugo Weaving is the Red Skull and Tommy Lee Jones is Colonel Phillips. Captain America is one of my top favorites from MARVEL and i would hate to see the movie do awful.

thebrowntorch
thebrowntorch

ARE YOU KIDDING ME MARVEL? Chris Evans was a great human torch why destroy a good thing, there are plenty of other WORTHY candidates that could be Captain America.Cap is WAY TALLER than evens and had about 20lbs more muscle, if at anything he could be Bucky.I would suggest: Geoff Stults Paul Walker Eric DaneThese guys are a good start.Marvel, get smart and dump Evans and find a real hero to represent.

justdevyn
justdevyn

they had the absolute perfect captain america when they were going to use Chris Pine, he basically IS captain america. only would need a bit of bulking which is nothing in hollywierd and it would of been amazing. sure chris evans could be good, but pine could of been great.

TLM2501
TLM2501

I've been talking with friends a lot lately about people that should play cap and this was def not one of them. But I honetly think he'll be good. People complaining about him being too young you do realize this is WWII and he is young as hell.I think he'll do a good job and play the part well

Titan22
Titan22

First it was Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool after he played Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity Now Chris Evans. Now granted Hannibal King wasn't a big role, but the Human Torch was um a Huge role. Besides Chris Doesn't look like a Cap

paladin7
paladin7

ALL THOSE MOVIES WERE GOOD

Lycan88
Lycan88

no it shud hav been mark walhberg to play cap

col.hogan
col.hogan

Yes i disagree with Chris Evans as Cap, I love Cap dearlyChris seems too young and his face profile does not match Cap as someone else might. Chris also seems too much of a light hearted and carefree character, while Cap is mostly serious and introspective. I and many fans think Mark Valley should have had the role. i hope its not too late to change.

nightynightuk
nightynightuk

People seem to be forgetting that there is a re-launch happening in the marvel film franchise, which makes sense cause Spider-Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four were horrible. Dont even get me started on how bad Hulk was. The point though is that Chris Evans isnt the human torch any more.We should really be concerned about the double dipping thats going on. Chris Evans is most likely going to be the Flash in the new Justice League movie. This would make two members of the Justice League that were also in marvel movies. The other being Ryan Reynolds who is moonlighting as the Green Lantern and Deadpool.With this said I love both actors and think that Reynolds is perfect as Deadpool (though Hannibal King was better) and Chris Evans as Captain America isnt that far fetched considering this is a world war two flick about an 18 year old Rodgers. What I have a hard time seeing is Reynolds playing Hal Jordon and Evens playing Berry Allen.

xloyb
xloyb

I cannot believe Marvel will let Chris Evans take the role as Captain America!!! He already established himself as the Human Torch, why play two roles?! In my opinion they should have Josh Duhamel "Captain Lennox" from Transformers take the role as Cap. He has the commanding attitude, the stature, and that all American look. He just needs to dye his hair and put on some contacts. MARVEL please reconsider!!!

Rant1265
Rant1265

I completely understand what you are saying, and somewhat share the same sentiments. However, the main thing that makes me feel ok about this the difference in teams. Whatever, team-up or "marvel universe" comics that may be out there, I can only speculate where Marvel studios will set there sites next. I think for "The Avengers" movie the cast will work, but if they dip into Civil War they are indeed going to have an issue. So yeah...i share your same reservations about this, but we just have to trust that marvel knows what they are doing.

titans_90_99
titans_90_99

There is still enough time for them to change this maybe with enough protest they will cast someone else and not let one actor be two heros. Cap should be someone unknown he needs a fresh face

titans_90_99
titans_90_99

How can they use one person for two heros this is the stupidest idea they could have. What ever happened to getting an unknown actor for cap he deserves to be a new face. And now the fantastic four cant mingle with cap unless the cast a new tourch. I will probably still see it just to see what happens but i am against the choice. They can still change thier minds maybe with enough protest they will get someone else.

captainjim457
captainjim457

no its not that he is chris Evans, its that he is the human torch. How is the human torch captain america..he is not. It jus does not work

Rant1265
Rant1265

Look. I know you all feel somewhat blindsided by this, as I did as well. Yes, my choice for Cap' was Chris Hemsworth, but he suits Thor very well. Any way, I think we should all feel lucky that Chris Evans was cast as Cap'. Seriously what other options did they have? Do you really want an A list celebrity portraying an extremely grounded and influential hero? Well, i don't. I know it sounds lame, but the actors themselves should never outway the character's history and depth. Just look at it as Cap willed be able to be conveyed by someone with no gimmick or pre-existing charm to uphold. Yes this would most likely mean a moldable actor, therefore the character will be true to itself, not an arrogant celebs interpretation. I know you all heard the rumors of Cap's casting, and to be quite honest I am thrilled to see Chris Evans instead of the other buzzworthy contenders. Who knows? Might be better than you now expect. Seriously though, what is the worst that could happen? They produce a bad movie. OOPs. Oh well they will learn from their mistakes. Nonetheless, i think it will be good. You won't like it if you go in with a negative attitude. Give Chris a chance. He might surprise us.

thunderiano
thunderiano

This guy is Human Torch ! Oh nooooo ! Chris Evans nooooo !

bethnee
bethnee

isn't Chris evans already a hero?....

bethnee
bethnee

Chris evans is a horrible choice! they should have picked a taller, and more muscular guy like the guy who plays Thor. But wait he's alredy Thor!

tbonecapo
tbonecapo

As a long time Marvel comics fans / Captain America fan, I have to admit that I was very annoyed with the choice of Chris Evans as Captain America. Captain America, to me, represents the elite of the elite of the Marvel Universe. In the Marvel Universe, Captain America has a commanding presense that demands respect from all of the top superheroes/supervillains. That said, the actor that will play Captain America should have an equivilent commanding screen presence. Unfortunatley, I don't feel that I am going to be able to look at Chris Evans and feel that commanding screen presence...especially in the Avengers movie when he will be the "leader" of the other superheroes/actors. Additionally, I have always viewed Captain America as a "seasoned" or "experienced" superhero. Chris Evans, to me, is the cool teenage kid next door that all of the little jr high girls are in love with. I don't have anything personal against Chris Evans as an actor, I just don't think he is even close to the right choice for such an important character/role. I can usually have a "let's wait and see" attitude about most casting choices, but not this one. This is an important role that should not be taken lightly if you want it done correctly. All of that said, I would love nothing more than to be proven wrong...and sincerely hope that I am.

wilvolz
wilvolz

Mark Valley from the Fox TV show Human Target would be a perfect choice to play Cap. Chris Evans is a horrible choice!

JuanFox71
JuanFox71

Good luck with the movie and many important successes for the Captain America saga. GOD bless you and get the best result. We look forward with great joy this project. Chris Evans and wish you the best esmerate to make a great papale because it is a big responsibility. We wish you the best hits from COLOMBIA, South America

JuanFox71
JuanFox71

Please choose Marvel characters genuine and real, or is no longer worthy to represent true American icon and a legend as the captain america. It is the first avenger and represents the value of the principles for which the world needs hope but the real hope is Jesus Christ. Captain Marvel Amercia is big and deserves something worthy to be represented. Thank you very much people of the united states

mayhemwolf22
mayhemwolf22

Oh my god everybody is such a baby STOP CRYING ABOUT IT, the same comments were given about Robert Downey Jr and the movie was a big success. So shut the *#@! up and deal with it you bunch of nerds.

JuanFox71
JuanFox71

The Captain America represents the true values of men who have given their lives for freedom, truth and was the second World War and the American people the true values. What message will you give the world an America of gigollos weak and decadent that consume coca or the working men for a better tomorrow. How much do you want your country?. Chris Evans is not worthy to wear those colors not so great responsibility, it takes more than a charlatan or a clown. Or is the image of the United States is a charade? GOD bless america and the world with moral truth and justice principles

JuanFox71
JuanFox71

My name is Juan Carlos Ruiz Valencia From Colombia the Captain America Is great is Big is the true for values of America and the World please Chris Evans go make failure is an error about image these great sueprheroe, Captain America is not a casanova or irresponsable, Captain America is a real Man not a stupid boy. Captain Maerica is a Hope for America.

mayhemwolf22
mayhemwolf22

Every one is entitled to their own opinions, but your gonna be eating your words after the movie comes out. He obviously gave a good audition so he got the role, and he shouldnt be seen as a one sided actor. And plus for your info the fantastic four series is under a highly possible reboot, the first ones were not under Marvel Studios. So the universe does not apply here. You gotta give him a chance before you whine about all the details.

Elftchevy
Elftchevy

Chris Evans??? What next? Hugh Jackman as Dr Strange?!? Cast the net a little wider people. Poor casting choice. Hard to fathom. I agree that Mark Valley has the right look. There must be a a dozen better choices out there.

Acheron001
Acheron001

...you know, I"m actually going to defend this choice. Evans IS a young actor. He is not the man Steve Rogers is today. But this movie isn't about the here and now. It's about the wimp who became Captain America. About the road from not good enough to be in the army to being the guy found frozen and thawed out to lead one of the greatest teams of our time. I think we need to give him some leeway and see what happens.

captainjim457
captainjim457

Come on Mark Valley would be great, use MARK VALLEY. Using Chris Evans would be like kicking Captain America in the freakin Go Nads!! The Marvel Universe is a universe and using Johnny Storm as captain America is absolutely stupid. Everything in the Marvel universe is enter connecter how could you have one guy be two super heros come on! Captain America is not a cocky Teenager he is a responsible righteous but kicking soldier who carries his shield with honor. I really think Mark Valley or anyone besides Chris Evans should play Captain America. PLEASE!

capforpres
capforpres

Chris Evans does not equal Steve Rogers. Get someone else....please!!!

KLLNTME
KLLNTME

Dear Marvel, Why is it that you always seem to mess up Captain America? He has to be my all time favorite character and throughout the years, whether on TV or in the Movies you always seem to screw it up! Chris Evans you have to be kinding me! Thats just it he's a kid and honestly I don't believe he has the presence to carry the part unless your making it a Comedy! Is that what your doing? Someone like Matthew McConaughey would have been a perfect fit! Chris Evans I could see as Bucky! Sebastian Stan and Evans could be twins!! How can a teen-ager lead the Avengers? How can a kid order Tony Stark, Thor and the HULK around? Such a big mistake! I truly hope you are not screw the pooch! With the technology that we have today you can finally make a great Capt. America for everything that he stands for and you pick a Boy to do a Mans Job!!!

wolfbane78
wolfbane78

Hey Marvel, i've read some of the other comments and as far as Chris Evens the guy is a actor thats his job thats what he does so there no reason to think he can't pull it off paying Cap but i do agree he's already the human torch. what's up? as a fan thats not going to work and besides Caps a boy scout not a smart &@#@@*$@ ladies man and Caps much bigger than the torch we need someone like Sam Worthington i can see him as Cap i think it could work.