Let the speculation and artist renderings end as we now have the first “official” look at Chris Evens in costume as Captain America in the upcoming film. The pic, which graces the cover of the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly, shows Evans in costume, mask off and shield at the ready.
Based on this pic it seems his costume design is quite close to the early concept sketches that leaked online earlier this summer. But its not only the cover of the magazine we’re interested in as Evans also spoke about accepting the role in the film and admitted his reluctance about taking it on.
“At the time, I remember telling a buddy of mine, ‘If the movie bombs, I’m f—ed. If the movie hits, I’m f—ed,’” said Evans, who admitted that his reluctance was based entirely on fear. “I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear.”
“I was just scared,” he added. “I can’t believe I was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”
Director Joe Johnston, however, had no such reservations about Evans as he described the character as “. . . an everyman who in the course of a few minutes become a perfect human specimen. That has to create some interesting personal issues.” Good point Mr. Johnston.
Now that we’ve seen Evans as Captain America, what do we think? Also, take a look at a slightly bigger version of the photo after the jump.