Chris Evans is yet another possible candidate for the lead role in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
Don’t get your hopes up that the Captain America star will sign on for the role of Christian Grey just yet. It’s worth noting that just about every actor under the sun has been attached to this movie since its announcement. Nothing official about his possible involvement has been revealed as of this writing.
However, this hasn’t stopped several websites and publications from reporting about his participation with the project. Most of the reports seem to be based around fan speculation stemming from a character sketch that surfaced in 2012.
The International Business Times reports that fans first started pushing for Chris Evans as the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey after catching him shirtless in Captain America. Apparently message boards and fan sites have been hot and heavy over the actor ever since.
The folks at Fashion & Style also make reference to the sketch of Christian Grey that was making the rounds last year. Since many fans thought he favored the Avengers star, many began wondering if Chris Evans was in the running for the role.
“That jawline and hair are totally spot-on to the rendering above. He would definitely have to work on that whole deviant-dude tip, though,” Hollywood.com said of the sketch.
Of course, Chris Evans isn’t the only actor whose name has been mentioned for the role of Christian Grey. Ian Somerhalder and Jake Gyllenhaal are just a few of the actors who have reportedly been attached to the project at one point or another.
Earlier this year, director Gus Van Sant put together a test reel in a bid to land directing duties on the adaptation. The filmmaker cast Magic Mike star Alex Pettyfer in the role of Christian Grey. However, Universal still hasn’t released anything official about the movie’s stars as of this writing.
Although Chris Evans is rumored to be on the list for Fifty Shades of Grey, it’s probably only a matter of time before the actor debunks these reports with an official statement.