After he failed to set the screen ablaze as Johnny Storm in the 2005 adaptation of comic book classic “Fantastic Four” (the movie was such a disappointment Fox is already rebooting the franchise), Chris Evans makes a second attempt at becoming a superhero, this time taking on the even more prominent comic figure, Captain America. After beating out actors that included “TRON”‘s Garrett Hedlund, “Friday Night Lights” star Scott Porter and Jim Halpert himself John Krasinski, Evans will carry the Cap’s hugely iconic shield into theaters July 22, 2011. He will then reprise the role in 2012’s all-star coming-together of comic superheroes, “The Avengers”, directed by Joss Whedon.
Yahoo! Movies brings us the first stills of Evans in character. Joining him are British up and comer Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt and Toby Jones as Dr. Arnim Zola. See the full resolution stills under the cut and even more at Yahoo.