Chris Evans has accepted the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America in Marvel’s upcoming film The First Avenger: Captain America. The deal secures Evans in three Captain America films as well as the highly anticipated Marvel team-up, The Avengers.
The First Avenger: Captain America is slated for a July 22, 2011 release while The Avengers will hit the big screen on May 4, 2012. Evans will undoubtedly make cameo appearances in one or more Marvel films along the way.
On a related note, Hugo Weaving (known primarily as Agent Smith in The Matrix) will assume the role of Cap’s nemesis, the Red Skull.