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Chris Evans Accepts ‘Captain America’ Gig

“Fantastic Four” actor to wield the superhero's shield as Steve Rogers

Finally, it's over!

Chris Evans has accepted Marvel's offer and will don the star-spangled spandex to play Captain America for director Joe Johnston, beating out a litany of contenders for the role, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

(Previously: Captain America Casting Identity Crisis)

When contacted by TheWrap, the actor's representation at CAA refused to confirm or deny THR's report.

On Friday, THR broke the news that Marvel had offered the role to Evans, who already has superhero experience playing The Human Torch in Fox's "Fantastic Four" franchise.

There was speculation over the weekend as to whether or not Evans would agree to Marvel's terms, which reportedly included a nine-picture option, but after taking the weekend to think about it, Evans decided to wield Steve Rogers’ shield.

Interestingly enough, Deadline reports that rumored candidates Channing Tatum and Garrett Hedlund passed on the part, effectively making Evans Marvel's third choice.

Everything worked out for the best however, as the more I think about Evans as Cap, the more I like it.

What do you guys think? Is Evans the right choice?