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Evans up for Captain America role

Actor Chris Evans arrives for the world premiere of The Loss of A Teardrop Diamond at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
Actor Chris Evans arrives for the world premiere of "The Loss of A Teardrop Diamond" at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Marvel has offered U.S. actor Chris Evans the titular role in its forthcoming "Captain America" movie, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

The comic-book adaptation is to be directed by Joe Johnston. It reportedly will start shooting this summer in England.

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Evans is best known for his work in the two recent "Fantastic Four" flicks, which were also based on Marvel comic books.

The entertainment industry trade newspaper said Friday Marvel has not confirmed the offer to Evans.

The actor's representatives declined to comment, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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