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FROM MTV NEWS: Although most of our Marvel Comics-related movie excitement these days is pegged to the impending release of "Captain America: The First Avenger," we can't help but already get excited for next year's highly anticipated, superhero-filled "The Avengers."

When MTV News caught up with Cap himself, Chris Evans, during our "MTV First: Captain America" interview Thursday, we asked for his thoughts on working with fan-favorite "Avengers" director Joss Whedon.

"He's unbelievable," Evans said. "He's so clever. He lives in the world of comic books, so he has in his head an amazing story already mapped out."
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Something tells me you know this already, but in case you don't, let's make it perfectly clear: being Captain America is not easy. Even harder is becoming Captain America.

Just ask Chris Evans, the subject of our recent MTV First: Captain America interview, who told us that his transformation from normal-sized actor into overly-muscled superhero was a grueling process that required at least one British fitness instructor and two hours a day for four full months worth of exercise.

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With Chris Evans starring as Steve Rogers, it's hard to imagine any other actor putting his face to "The First Avenger." Still, it's worth recognizing that once upon a time, the eventual Captain America wasn't going to put on the red, white and blue, despite the direct expression of interest from Marvel Studios.

During MTV First: Captain America, Evans admitted that Marvel reached out to his camp to get the actor to audition — something that he never gave into, even if he eventually won the role.

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Captain AmericaThere's only two weeks left to go before "Captain America: The First Avenger" throws his mighty shield at the big-screen, putting the last piece of the Marvel Studios "Avengers" puzzle in place before next summer's major event. To celebrate, we're bringing you "MTV First: Captain America," an exclusive sit-down interview with the man behind the star-spangled superhero himself, Chris Evans.

On Thursday (July 14) at 7:56 PM EST, Chris will join MTV News' Josh Horowitz on MTV and MTV.com to debut an exclusive new clip from "The First Avenger." Immediately after the on-air premiere, the interview will continue for 30 minutes online, answering questions about playing Marvel's most patriotic superhero from both Josh and the fans.

How do you get involved? We're glad you asked! All you have to do is submit your questions through MTV.com or by tweeting @MTVNews using the hash-tag #AskChris. You can also upload 20 to 30-second videos at Your MTV to get your questions to Chris.

Want to know what it was like going toe-to-toe against Red Skull? What differentiates this superhero from the other comic book roles Chris has had in the past? And perhaps the biggest question of them all: how is he faring now that he's officially a member of "The Avengers"? Whatever you want to know, we want to know it too! So start tweeting your questions and get ready for our one-on-one with Cap!

Send your questions for "MTV First: Captain America" to @MTVNews using #AskChris!

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Captain AmericaJust in time to coincide with the second trailer for "Captain America: The First Avenger," MTV News proudly presents our report from the set of the star-spangled superhero's big-screen debut!

MTV Movies Blog Editor Josh Wigler visited the Marvel Comics adaptation's Shepperton Studios set in September 2010, and you'll hear all about it throughout the day right here at Splash Page.

Steve Rogers is the kind of man who would jump on a grenade for you — just check out the new "Captain America" trailer if you don't believe me — and even if he hasn't always had the brawn to back up his bravery, he's always had the fighting spirit. It's that very spirit that provides the backbone for who Steve is, according to Chris Evans. In fact, it's exactly what attracted him to the role in the first place.

Evans, who had struggled through a wardrobe malfunction earlier in the day, opened up to the gathered journalists on the "Cap" set about how much he relates to "Skinny Steve," a guy without the bulk of most men but with heart and guts that are second to none. He attributed his sympathy for Steve to something — or someone, rather — very personal to him.

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Captain AmericaJust in time to coincide with the second trailer for "Captain America: The First Avenger," MTV News proudly presents our report from the set of the star-spangled superhero's big-screen debut!

MTV Movies Blog Editor Josh Wigler visited the Marvel Comics adaptation's Shepperton Studios set in September 2010, and you'll hear all about it throughout the day right here at Splash Page.

They say that the clothes make the man. That's certainly true when it comes to Chris Evans and Steve Rogers, though the comic book movie veteran does seem to have some trouble with one little aspect of his superhero suit.

In September, I joined a small group of journalists on the England set of "Captain America" and had the chance to interview the man himself about playing one of Marvel's most iconic characters. When we first met Evans, he looked less like the super soldier we were expecting and more like Luke Skywalker circa "Return of the Jedi," shrouded in a thick black cloak designed to prevent nearby photographers from snapping early shots of his highly anticipated costume. But when he whipped the covering off, there he was: Captain America in all of his glory. Well, not all of it, thankfully — but almost.

"Smooth as ever," he groaned upon realizing that, yes, his fly was open. Very smooth indeed, Cap.

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Captain America: The First Avenger” will be hitting theaters next month, and star Chris Evans still hasn’t seen the final product. What he has seen impresses him, though — but he’s careful not to weigh in on the final product too early.

“I’ve seen quite a good amount [of the movie]," Evans told MTV News. Read More...

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As much as I would like the entirety of this post to be about how fun and charming and totally dreamy "Captain America" and "Avengers" star Chris Evans is, I'm pretty sure Splash Page editor Rick Marshall will frown upon that plan, so...

MTV News had a moment with Evans after he finished his official MTV Movie Award presenter duties on Sunday, and the conversation inevitably turned toward Joss Whedon's highly anticipated superhero ensemble, "The Avengers." We asked Evans a few burning questions — for example, are he and his fellow cast members enjoying the exotic film location of Albuquerque, New Mexico? And more seriously, have they filmed any group action scenes yet?

"New Mexico is great!" Evans said of the production's location. "Go there. No, don't," he said, changing his mind. Read More...

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We know that the cast of "The Avengers" know each of the characters they're bringing to the big screen, but how much do they know about their fellow teammates and Earth's Mightiest Heroes?

In this MTV Movie Awards special feature, MTV Movies Correspondent Josh Horowitz asks three of the upcoming film's stars — Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Hemsworth — a few questions to gauge their Avengers IQ.

Oh, and if enough people head over to the official MTV page on Facebook and "like" this video, we'll post a bonus clip, too.

Let us know what you think of the video in the comment section or on Twitter!

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In the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Steve Rogers makes it look easy to get big and buff — all it takes is a bit of super-soldier serum. For actor Chris Evans, however, the process was a little more complicated.

MTV News spoke to Evans as part of our Summer Movie Preview Week, and the actor was the first to admit he didn’t enjoy his "Captain America" workout regimen and diet at all.

“Oh my god, when shooting was done I just stopped going to the gym completely for about three months,” he told MTV News. Read More...

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