Nice article, though some wonky choices. Natalie Portman? Pretty sure that guy was joking. And anyone who listed the overrated Ledger is probably someone whose opinion should be taken with a grain of salt. But surprised to see one critic got it right:
The indisputable answer is Chris Evans as Captain America. The role makes every demand of the actor, who endured two rounds as Johnny Storm to understand what it takes to humanize a comic book character. Captain America requires the physicality of your Wolverines and Hellboys, a comic timing on par with Iron Man and Deadpool, and the facial alchemy that allows Michael Fassbender to convert X-Men kitsch into poignant drama. Evans brings it all to the Captain America movies, but a singular earnestness that rises above the grimdark superhero spectrum is the reason I’m hoping he never bails from the Avengers. Sorry, Benedict Cumberbatch — Evans is a natural-born, big-screen leader.
Which Avenger are you most excited to share the screen with?
Zoe Saldana: I was going to say Captain America because I love Chris Evans to death because my kids love Cacca Mecca, that’s what they say, they say Cacca Mecca and every day we have to wake up and we have to play the soundtrack of Captain America every frickin’ day. So, I would love to see Captain America. Also because his abilities are super awesome like the Hulk.
Now he can vote and not just present every year. About time but at least it wasn't a Betty White wait.... she is also Class of 2017
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I'm not sure where I'm going on this one but felt an urge to talk to my fellow Cevansies.
You know I put a post a bit ago about an article in which a journalist suggested that Chris's interpretation of Cap was central to why people had fallen in love with the character and were reacting so violently to the new Hydra angle? Well, I just saw a photo which made me go 'oh'. I had an 'oh' moment. You won't know his name unless you live in the UK but a little boy called Bradley Lowery became famous here because he was really ill and players of his favourite football (soccer) team took him under their wing and made a fuss of him. He appeared on TV quite a few times. He struck up a close friendship with his favourite player Jermain Defoe.
So anyway, poor Bradley died recently and I just saw some pictures from his funeral and this one hit me.
Suddenly, I thought this is enormous. This is a little boy from a mining village in the north east of England. Billie Elliot-land. I know Marvel were going to raise the profile of Cap anyway but let's not take it away from Chris. He has played a fundamental part in taking Cap who was next to unknown over here to being such a loved character that this kind of thing happens. There were other 'superheroes' at the funeral too but the fact that Cap is seen as an obvious favourite who HAS to be there is amazing. He's actually a part of kids' childhood all over the world. It's enormous.
Fandometrics launched in January 2015 and celebrates entertainment fandoms every week. SDCC celebrates fandom every July. Looking back at the last 129 weeks of data, we found a metric ton of overlap between what’s on the lists and what’s at the show. We pored over 387 unique TV, Movies, and Celebrities lists to bring you this Best of Fandometrics: SDCC edition.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
MCU films are so prevalent on the Movies list we took a look at them holistically. Captain America: Civil War has appeared the most (45/129). This is followed by Thor (44/129), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (42/129) and Iron Man (35/129). The absolute most talked about movie on Tumblr has been made by Marvel 46 out of 129 weeks.
And the MCU superstars? Chris Evans has appeared on the Celebs list the most—all 129 of them. He’s followed closely by Tom Hiddleston (127/129) and Sebastian Stan (107/129).