The winner of this role is none other then Chris Evans. Who seems to LOVE his comic book movies, starring as the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four films, soon to be seen in Scott Pilgram vs The World, The Losers, and was also in the super power flick; Push.
Now I have always liked Evans in the movies he has done. But he always seems to come across as the same character over and over… the “Goofy Hero”. When it was announced that he was to play Cap, i wasn’t too pumped about it. This is going to be a real challenging role for him. Does he have the acting chops to do the character justice? and not only that, he will also have to be the Leader in the Avengers movie against the likes of Robert Downey Jr.
If you saw Star Trek last weekend, you will know who Chris Hemsworth is. He played Kirk’s Dad in the beginning of the film. After a long time of name dropping and fans wondering who will be the god of thunder, Hemsworth is now officially THOR. The movie being directed by Kenneth Branagh has also cast the part of Loki (The villainous half brother of Thor). For a long time it seemed that Josh Hartnett was going to land the role, but rather they went a different direction and got British actor Tom Hiddleston.
After getting Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Edward Norton as The Hulk, it seems that Marvel is dialing down the star power for their next comic book installment. The game plan is to have all the main characters take part in The Avengers film. Could this be a way of cutting back so the budget isn’t gigantic? Casting relatively unknowns as the roles should would be a good way to do that.
I think both could do a decent job as Thor and Loki, but we will have to wait and see if that is the case when the movie comes out in 2011… Next up, Captain America. who’s it goina be!?