Thursday, April 29, 2010

Captain America: The First Avenger Begins Shooting on June 28th

Captain America: The First Avenger to start shooting June 28

Production Weekly is reporting that the production offices for Captain America: The First Avenger have just opened at Shepperton Studios in Surrey U.K. and that filming is scheduled to start on June 28.

The film, scheduled for release on July 22, 2011, will be directed by Joe Johnston from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film will tell the origin story of how Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) becomes the title character after taking part in a Super Soldier experiment.

Captain America: The First Avenger comes to theaters July 22nd, 2011 and stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Local casting for What’s Your Number? starts friday

That local casting begins Friday for Anna Faris’ funny flick, “What’s Your Number?” Boston’s CP Casting will open its Tremont Street doors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to check out 20-somethings and young professionals. Carolyn Pickman and her crew need young biz types, bistro staff and patrons, Ladies who Lunch, hip nightclub types and Barneys shoppers. Also, the film will shoot THREE wedding scenes, so bridesmaids, ushers and guests are needed for blue collar, Yuppie and Italian celebrations. The flick, which also stars Sudbury homey Chris Evans and “SNL” funnyman Andy Samberg, will roll cameras here May 14 through July 1.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Marvel Studios Talks Chris Evans as Captain America: The First Avenger

Kevin Fiege discusses casting Chris Evans

Fans of the Marvel comic book character Captain America will want to make sure that they don't miss the new Marvel film Iron Man 2, opening on May 7th, as something long associated with the hero makes a brief appearance. In fact, the character's equipment actually had similar cameos in the first Iron Man film and in a deleted scene from The Incredible Hulk, proving that Marvel has been planning for some time to bring the character's adventures to the big screen. It was recently announced that actor Chris Evans would be donning the red, white and blue costume of the WWII hero, first in Joe Johnston's Captain America: The First Avenger and later in Joss Whedon's The Avengers. The actor already has quite a comic book film resume already having appeared as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch
in both Fantastic Four and it's sequel Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, as well as the recent film The Losers and this summer's upcoming Edgar Wright directed film, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Yesterday, we had a chance to sit down with Marvel Studios President of Production, Kevin Fiege, while he was out promoting Iron Man 2. We asked Fiege if he had any concerns with casting Chris Evans in the pivotal role because of his close association to another Marvel character and his comic book film resume? This is what he had to say:
"Yeah, I mean The Losers and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World I don't think so but frankly yeah, I didn't even consider him for a long time because of the Human Torch. I didn't purposely not consider him but he wasn't on the radar. Frankly I was watching for other reasons Sunshine again, then I was talking to Edgar Wright about him and I started to see how he is growing. By the way I thought he was great in those two Fantastic Four movies, he was a standout in those movies. I started to look at how he's grown since then. We sat down and talked in a meeting and I said, oh my God, Steve Rodgers is sitting in front of me right now and I hadn't seen it for a long time. When we sat down and specifically started talking about Cap, yeah it was immediate. Cause Cap has a lot of size and is nothing like Johnny Storm. As you start to see more of Chris and where he is growing as an actor it's into a much more Steve Rodgers type place. He's in England now; he got on one of the first flights after the volcano nonsense went away. He's over there now prepping and rehearsing and the pictures that are coming back and the costume tests are pretty stunning."


Friday, April 23, 2010

Chris Evans may star in 'The Losers,' but he's on a winning streak

by Ethan Sacks

Slapping on some knee pads and having a stretch, Chris Evans got ready to do a Parkour-style stunt – scampering up the side of a building for an action-packed scene in "The Losers."

"I said, "Okay can the stuntman just show me what he's doing just once," says the 28-year-old actor, on the phone from Los Angeles. "And the stuntman just scaled up this building."
With that, Evans made his move.

"I said, "Okay I'll be in my trailer, good luck guys," the actor says with a laugh. "I don't know who the hell I thought I was thinking I could touch my toes a few times and go out there and scale a building."
He'll have to get used to it. In "The Losers," opening Friday, Evans plays a wise-cracking computer expert who is part of a special ops unit that ends up being framed for a horrendous attack.

And before he can catch his breath, Evans will next don the star-spangled costume of Captain America, having beaten a legion of other Hollywood hunks to land the high-profile super hero franchise.

Considering you were playing a special ops soldier in "The Losers," do you have any war stories from filming on location in the jungle in Puerto Rico?

My personal war story just had to do with the weather. I'm not built for the heat. I'm Irish-Italian from Boston. I sweat, I burn. In Puerto Rico you're looking at 100 degrees with 100% humidity in army fatigues on. It was not an easy experience for me. Everyone else was loving it.

Danny Boyle, who directed you in 2007's "Sunshine," told the Daily News that you were an incredibly underappreciated talent. But do you feel that's about to change with these movies?

I definitely am optimistic about the films that are coming out. I think it's no secret that I've been a part of a few films that have missed the mark. And it's upsetting when that happens. It's a disappointment when a film comes out and it's not what you hoped it would be.

Comic book fans are particularly protective of Captain America. Does that shield feel heavy under all that pressure?

As far as the physicality goes, that comes from the serum, and I think special effects will help me carry the load. As far as who he is as a man, the reason he's chosen for this experiment, is because he has a pure heart. I actually have a friend of mine who I'm modeling the character after. This guy is actually an Eagle Scout, he's one of those guys who stayed in the boys scouts all the way until he was 18. He's just a good human being. He does the right things. It's an exciting character to play. A lot of time I play characters who don't have redeeming qualities. (Laughs.)

Besides Captain America, you also played the Human Torch in "Fantastic Four" and "The Losers" is also based on a comic, have you had any close encounters with rabid fans?

These people want it to be good so desperately that you so desperately want to give them what they're looking for. The last time at WonderCon, we were in the middle of an interview, and I had to run to the bathroom. I raced around the corner and I threw open the bathroom door and as I was walked in, I literally bumped right into a Stormtrooper. He just washed his hands, and he picked up his helmet and blaster. And I just ran into him. I just laughed the whole time I was in the bathroom. What a great place.

How did you go from a high school student in Boston who loved watching films to breaking into Hollywood?

I wrote a bunch of letters to casting directors around New York City, and I just said, "Listen, I'm 16 years old, I'm looking to do this for a living, I just want to learn. I'll get you coffee. I'll make photocopies." My parents and I went in on a little short term apartment lease in Brooklyn … it was the size of a closet. And I ended up getting an internship at Bonnie Finegan casting and she was casting for "Spin City." My duties were to set up these actors to come in and audition, so all day I'm talking to agents on the phone. By the end of the summer, I was relatively friendly with two or three.
I said to a couple of them, "Is there anyway you can give me five minutes and I can come down there and I can read for you." One of them said, "Sure." I went down there and auditioned and he signed me. I graduated from high school that January and went right back to New York and oddly enough got the same apartment and got the same internship, but was just auditioning in my spare time. But I just got really lucky, I got a part in a pilot in February or March and it got picked up and that's what took me to LA at the end of 1999.


The Losers shows why Chris Evans IS Captain America

by Fred Topel

The Losers is going to benefit a lot from Chris Evans' recent casting as Captain America. It's a cool comic-book-style action movie for sure, and one of the things that makes it so cool is that The Losers makes a strong case for Evans as Cap.

The Losers are a team of black-ops soldiers who are betrayed on a mission and left for dead. A mysterious stranger offers them a chance to get back in the game and clear their names. Covert missions, tactical espionage, high-tech weapons, blah blah blah. They banter and kick some butt and it's fun.

Evans plays Jensen, the wisecracking hacker type. It's a standard role in a ragtag gang of action heroes, but Evans elevates it beyond one-liners. He can have fun with comic-book situations but stay out of the wink-wink territory. The Losers find themselves in some crazy situations, and Jensen's the first to say something funny about it.

That's good. We want there to be humor with Steve Rogers. He's not quite the brooding Dark Knight type. We just don't want him to be the goofy Human Torch type. The Losers shows he knows the difference and he'll play it cool, and it'll work. Evans can be funny and keep you believing that he's taking out security guards with finger guns or singing Journey while going undercover.

His interaction with the group bodes really well for The Avengers. Once Evans gets his own movie as The First Avenger: Captain America, he's going to have to play with the others. In The Losers, he relishes the hell out of his individual moments, but he lets the other guys have theirs. He doesn't need to hog the spotlight when he's already got the best lines. He can let those simmer while other people do their scenes.

Evans can handle the action, but of course we've seen that before. I've always thought he could bring a certain reality to the crazy material in action movies, whether it's the high-concept Cellular or the genre formula Push. Neither of those movies stood out, but you believed Evans in them. He was clearly having the right amount of fun in the Fantastic Four movies. The Losers is good enough material to elevate him out of the sort of "working actor you kind of recognize" category. He's already got the part, but The Losers would be the right audition for A-list action movies. You know, the kind with explosions AND stories.

And really, just superficially, but maybe most importantly, the man is totally ripped. There's a scene where he's changing in an elevator, and his T-shirt is slicked to his chest like latex and he's just bursting out of it. This is just for a regular movie. Imagine when he trains for Captain America. He's got the body of a comic-book character, and as much as you guys might pretend you're not looking, he's buff and he'll fill that costume.

So if you're worried about whether Evans is right to play Steve Rogers, go see The Losers. Then stop worrying.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

After the premiere

Chris after the premiere

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chris Evans at The Losers LA premiere

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Actor Chris Evans arrives at 'The Losers' Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 20, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The story behind the shirt

Last week we showed you a pretty picture of Sudbury-bred actor Chris Evans wearing a long-sleeve T-shirt with the numbers 617 across the chest. Today we can tell you where the Boston shirt came from. Apparently, Evans was modeling a new line of clothing and accessories by Sudbury designers Becky Foley and Melissa McCray. The duo’s Toph Daddy apparel company, which they run with their merchandising pal Hilary Gallagher, features fashions emblazoned with area codes designed for those who want to show off their geographic loyalty. The women have actually trademarked area codes in all major markets so that no one can steal their idea. The 617 shirt made its way to “Fantastic Four’’ star Evans through Shanna Evans, Chris’s sister, who has baby-sat for the designers’ kids. The Toph Daddy women didn’t know that Evans had added the shirt to his regular rotation until they saw Chris’s picture in the Globe. Quite obviously, they were thrilled with the product placement. Chris was recently chosen to play “Captain America’’ in a big-budget adaptation of the comic book.


The Losers Junket Interview Chris Evans Columbus Short Oscar Jaenada

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chris Evans, Columbus Short & Oscar Jaenada talk about The Losers

Actors Chris Evans, Columbus Short and Oscar Jaenada chat about the new film "The Losers" with TV's Tony Toscano

Monday, April 12, 2010

Chris Evans at the Conde Nast Traveler "Hot List" party

Chris Evans arrives on the red carpet at the Conde Nast Traveler "Hot List" party held at Haze Nightclub in the Aria Resort and Casino at CityCenter on April 10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Friday, April 9, 2010

3 new HQ pics of Chris Evans as Jensen

A Wondercon dessert

Found more pics of Chris at Wondercon that I wanted to share with you

Monday, April 5, 2010

More pics of Chris Evans at Wondercon 2010

If you have some cool pictures of Chris at Wondercon and you want them to share with me, then let me know.

2 video's of Chris Evans at Wondercon 2010

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Chris Evans at Wondercon 2010

Marvel Studios officially confirmed on Friday that Chris Evans will be playing The First Avenger: Captain America and the actor recently spoke about taking the role at the WonderCon convention in San Francisco over the weekend.

"I'm not a big comic book reader," Evans said at a press conference for The Losers. "You know what I mean? I don't really have a history and a love for comics. I didn't grow up reading them. But they're fantastic for films. The beautiful thing about comic books, even movies based on novels, you have a blueprint," Evans added. "You have a tangible thing to say, 'Listen, this is the story we're going to work.' Especially in comic books. You have a color palate. You have visual home base to kind of root yourself in. So, as an actor, it's nice knowing the people behind the visual elements of the film have this kind of blue print to work off of."

When asked why he took the role, Evans said, "I think Marvel is doing a lot of good things right now, and it's a fun character. Even if it wasn't a comic book. I think the story of Steve Rogers is great. He's a great guy. Even if it was just a script about anybody, I would probably want to do it. So it wasn't necessarily about the comic itself. It was about ... " Evans was then interrupted by Zoe Saldana who added, "It's all about the tights."