O captain!

8 gay actors who could replace Chris Evans as Captain America

The Avengers are losing a Marvel-ously handsome member. Actor Chris Evans sounds like he’s be done playing Captain America.

“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4,” the 37-year-old tweeted on October 11. “It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”

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Marvel’s loss, however, could be LGBT geeks’ gain… if producers replace Evans with an actor who is, ahem, not so frustratingly straight. And yes, we have ideas!

Matt Bomer
Someone somewhere has to make Bomer — known for his roles in White Collar, American Horror Story, and Magic Mike — a silver-screen superhero. If he can’t be Superman, he could at least be Captain America!

Colton Haynes
Haynes — an actor from Arrow and Teen Wolf and longtime Queerty favorite — has a jawline that was practically made for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Jussie Smollett
Smollett is the only reason we’re still watching Empire, and we have to imagine he’d probably look downright dashing in the Captain’s star-spangled suit.

Ricky Martin
Are we making “la selección loca”? Nope, Martin actually has serious acting chops. Check out his Emmy-nominated performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

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Wentworth Miller
This Prison Break alum already has comic-book cred: Miller has played Captain Cold on the TV shows The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow since 2014.

Adamo Ruggiero
Never mind Drake: This Canadian actor is our favorite Degrassi alum! We’d love to see Ruggiero pick up that vibranium shield.

Luke Evans
No relation to Chris, this handsome fellow is no stranger to blockbuster movies, having starred in Beauty and the Beast, Fate of the Furious, and the Hobbit trilogy.

Scott Evans
If Marvel wanted to keep it in the Evans family, they’d go with Chris’s younger brother! Scott is an actor in his own right, having appeared in the TV shows Looking and Grace and Frankie.

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