Earth’s Mightiest Fans recently had the chance to pick Joe Johnston’s brain on the casting of Chris Evans as Captain America after a much-publicized search. First, on the casting itself, Johnston commented: “Casting Captain America is really casting
two roles…Steve Rogers before and after the transformation from 98
pound weakling to perfect physical specimen. I can’t divulge how we’re
going to do it, but the performance will be Chris Evans from beginning
Secondly, on Evans landing the role: “Chris didn’t audition
at all. I was already familiar with everything he’d done and was
championing his cause, not that I had a fight from the Marvel team.…It was really [Evans’] wonderful enthusiasm for [the art and designs] he saw that cinched the deal.”
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