Chris Evans Races To Be Captain America
The highly anticipated Captain America: The First Avenger is almost ready to hit theaters, having a projected release date of July 22, but that doesn't mean it's too late for director Joe Johnston (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids) to film a few reshoots in Manhattan with stars Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson.
Evans wasn't always thrilled about taking on the titular role in the superhero flick. "It wasn't an easy 'yes,'" he recently revealed to MTV. "I get nervous in things like this and Captain America just means a lot of this. I was in a really happy place in my life … and Captain America just changes things and there's no 'off' switch once you walk down that road."
He changed his tune after working on the film, and now he can't imagine how he could have ever hesitated. "I look back now and I can't believe I almost didn't do it," he said. "It was the right thing to do." —KIMBERLY STEELE