So Marvel Studios is moving toward a deal with Chris Evans to star in The First Avenger: Captain America, the Joe Johnston-directed film that had every hot young actor in town trying on the red white and blue uniform. This was a world class bake-off, though I heard that Channing Tatum and Garret Hedlund passed. Now it’s down to negotiating, where Marvel plays hard. They originally told reps of candidates who tested that the first movie would pay around $300,000 and any deal would come with nine options to play Captain America in future Marvel movies. Here’s where Evans name value and past history playing The Human Torch in Marvel’s Fantastic Four will pay off. He might not get paid a fortune, but he won’t be asked to mow Marvel chief Kevin Feige’s lawn, in costume.
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