Chris Evans IS “Captain America”

At last we have a winner. Chris Evans has accepted Marvel Studios’ offer for him to play Steve Rogers/Captain America in the upcomng tentpole “The First Avenger: Captain America” says Variety.

Evans was offered the role last week and agreed over the weekend, now it’s just a matter of the papers being finalized. Marvel has yet to comment or issue a press release, but one is expected shortly when everything is locked in.

The deal calls for Evans to star in at least three “Captain America” movies and “The Avengers”. Hugo Weaving committed the other week to play the villain Red Skull.

The Joe Johnston-directed ‘America’ kicks off filming this Summer and will hit theaters July 2011.