Chris Evans, who starred as Johnny Storm in the two "Fantastic Four" movies, has accepted Marvel Studios and Paramount's offer to play Steve Rogers in "The First Avenger: Captain America." The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog says the only barrier to sealing a deal is "dotting the i's and crossing the t's."
Marvel and CAA, which represents Evans, aren't commenting on the development.
The 28-year-old Evans was offered the role on Friday (March 19) and, according to Heat Vision, spent the weekend considering whether he wanted to take on another superhero role following the "Fantastic Four" movies. After deciding to take the role, the deal moved along pretty quickly.