THR is reporting that Marvel Studios has offered The First Avenger: Captain America to Chris Evans, who played Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the “Fantastic Four” movies.
Marvel Studios would not confirm the development to ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype saying they don’t comment on rumors.
The Hollywood trade says the offer would include starring in up to three “Captain America” movies plus The Avengers and appearances in several other Marvel movies.
Evans does have a scheduling conflict, however. He is committed to co-starring in the Anna Faris romantic comedy What’s Your Number?. Both are scheduled to shoot this summer.
Joe Johnston will direct The First Avenger: Captain America in England for a July 22, 2011 release.