Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
(Chris at the annual Hollywood Domino gala at the Sunset Tower Hotel)
The kind of games usually associated with Hollywood aren't so nice, but Thursday in Los Angeles the Oscars brought out a spirited bunch for an old fashioned evening of dominos.
The annual Hollywood Domino gala, hosted by founder Daya Fernandez and Bing, this year took over the Sunset Tower Hotel, welcoming a slew of young Hollywood things like Mila Kunis, Chris Evans, Kellan Lutz, Hayden Panettiere and Dave Annable with wife Odette Yustman.
While the Domino bash had a '40s Havana theme, "Captain America" star Evans didn't get the memo, rocking a tight sweater and jeans but still managing to command a lot of attention. Kunis kept it low-key as well, chatting with Emmanuelle Chriqui on the terrace for most of the evening.
After several rounds of Moet Chandon and mingling, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane performed jazz standards and plenty of Frank Sinatra tunes for the crowd, sipping Jack Daniels and crooning away in his tux.
After his set, he seemed rapt in conversation with "Gossip Girl" actress Jessica Szohr, while the likes of Nicky Hilton, Ali Larter, model Chris Zylka, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jenna Elfman and host Maria Menounos mingled.
Hope to have more pics of Chris at the Hollywood Domino Gala soon! So stay tuned!!!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
The first trailer for Marvel and Joe Johnston's Captain America: The First Avenger was expected to bow sometime last week right behind the second Thor trailer. That obviously didn't happen, and now word is the trailer will likely hit this week attached to Drive Angry 3D starring Nicholas Cage.
We got our first glimpse of Captain America in motion during the Super Bowl via a :30 second spot. That half-a-minute worth of footage was quite revealing in showing Chris Evans as Steve Rogers prior to the Super Soldier Serum injection, Tommy Lee Jones in character, Bucky and the Howling Commandos, Hugo Weaving in full Red Skull make-up, Hydra soldiers and the submarine, and an ample dose of action.
This first trailer will run 2:24 in length so we're promised at least two solid minutes of new footage. I'd expect the trailer to follow the film's negative and perhaps give us an idea of what Red Skull is up to, perhaps even a glimpse at the bookend present-day scenes that should include Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Those scenes are designed to tie into The Avengers film.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Chris Evans has spoken exclusively to Total Film about the demands of taking on the Captain America role.
Evans was cast as the iconic comic hero for Marvel's The First Avenger, and he'll also be appearing in superhero team-up The Avengers.
"It's a big commitment," he tells us. "At one point it was nine pictures. We've got it down to six but still, that's making a decision for a big portion of your life."
"I love acting but there are other things I want to do. I want to write and direct. If the movies do well and they want to exercise all six films, I could be doing this until I'm 40."
"That's a crazy thing to try and process."
Evans is also fully aware of the demands of transporting such a well-loved property to the big screen: "It's important, you know at the end of the day we are doing this for the fans. And if they're not happy, we've missed the mark."
"You go in and do as much research as you can from the comic books, but you're also trying to make something your own. This is an origin story."
"I think a lot of the comic books deal with after he's become Captain America, so to some degree we had to take some liberties. But you want to make sure you've done your homework."
The actor is also keen for the character to remain human, and not disappear beneath the iconic status: "You want the character to be the icon, but if you reduce him to a red, white and blue outfit it makes him shallow."
"It wasn't until we got our hands dirty with the script and had a good couple of scenes in the can, that I thought, 'Man, I think I'm actually getting this guy.' I feel like the character now, much more than a shield or a mask."
Despite Evans initial reluctance towards the role, he assured us that this has been an experience he has very much enjoyed: "I wouldn't trade this movie at this point for anything. I'm very happy with the decision."
Captain America: The First Avenger is due to hit cinemas on 29 July 2011.
For more from Chris Evans, get the new issue of Total Film Magazine, which hits newsstands today!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Video games based on movies get a bad rap, but a movie-based game without its movie star is even more prone to mudslinging and eye rolling. Luckily, Captain America: Super Soldier -- the multiplatform title tied to this summer's Cap movie -- won't fall into that voiceover trap.
Today, SEGA announced Chris Evans, the star of the film, will lend his likeness and voice to the game.