Chris Evans Up For The Bourne Legacy Too? Don't Bet On It

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-03-03 15:11:59discussion comments
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The shortlist of actors that could take over for Matt Damon in the Jason Bourne franchise is turning out to be anything but short. As it has been reported over the last few days, Jake Gyllenhaal, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch, Kellan Lutz, Joel Edgerton, Josh Hartnett, Paul Dano, Michael Pitt, Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, Luke Evans, Alex Pettyfer, Benjamin Walker and Shia LaBeouf are all being considered for the lead role in Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy. Today it would appear that there's yet another name on that list, but this one makes absolutely no sense. ThinkMcFlyThink is reporting a rumor from an unnamed source that Chris "Captain America" Evans is another name being looked at for the lead in the next Bourne movie. According to the site, Gilroy has enjoyed Evan's past performances and with Captain America: The First Avenger looking to be one of the biggest hits of the summer, it would be a chance to capitalize on his success.

Here's why this is bullshit: The Bourne Legacy is set with a release date on August 3, 2012. In order to deliver the film on time, this means that Gilroy will have to make the movie this summer. This is where the tricky part comes in. Chris Evans is already scheduled to make a tiny independent feature called The Avengers from April to September of this year. Considering the guy is playing the leader of the superhero group, something tells me that he won't have time to make a whole other action movie on his off days. File this away in the no-chance-in-hell cabinet.
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