Chris Evans as Captain America: First Look

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new Captain America.

Fantastic Four actor Chris Evans graces the new cover of Entertainment Weekly, decked out in the familiar red, white and blue uniform that he’ll be sporting in Captain America: The First Avenger, which hits the big screen on July 22, 2011.

Evans, 29, reveals to the magazine that he had to conjure his inner hero just to audition for the role, admitting that he turned the part down three times before conjuring up the courage to go for it: 

“At the time, I remember telling a buddy of mine, ‘If the movie bombs, I’m f—-d. If the movie hits, I’m f—-d!’ I was just scared. I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear. I can’t believe [I] was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly is on stands October 29.

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