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Chris Evans Interview - Captain America

Chris Evans is no stranger to comic book-inspired films having starred as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in Fantastic Four 1 and 2, and after tackling a supporting role in Scott Pilgrim vs the World. But with Paramount Pictures' Captain America: The First Avenger, the full weight of bringing a major comic book hero to life rests on his shoulders. Evans plays Steve Rogers/Captain America in the action film, and he'll be reprising the role in The Avengers.

In support of Captain America's release in theaters, Chris Evans talks about preparing for the film, the appeal of playing Captain America, the loyal fan base, and working with director Joe Johnston in this video provided by Paramount Pictures:

Video courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Stanley Tucci, and Tommy Lee Jones, and is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2011.

Captain America: The First Avenger Plot:

It is 1941, and the world is being torn apart by war. After repeatedly trying to enlist in the military to do his part and fight alongside his brothers and sisters in the Allied Forces, the young and scrappy 98 pound Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is accepted to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super-Soldier known as Captain America.

In his muscular new incarnation, Captain America joins forces with his friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and the confident Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), under the command of Colonel Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones), to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization—the Nazi’s deep science division—led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).

Captain America: The First Avenger focuses on the early days of the Marvel Universe—later populated with such super heroes as Iron Man, the Hulk and Thor…When wars were fought with weapons, but won by men.

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