When it was announced last night that Chris Evans would be taking over as host of BBC motoring show Top Gear, there was a little bit of confusion. Just why was Captain America ditching saving the world to talk about cars?
After all, it’s just not a natural fit:
Why would they make Captain America the presenter of Top Gear UK? Surely he'd confuse the audience with his pronunciation of "Nissan."
— Taz Matsui (@TazMatsui) June 16, 2015
Surely he can’t leave Batman doing all the superhero work?
Captain America at the front of BBC Top Gear and Ben Affleck as Batman. What's going on here ?
— McLaren Soul (@McLaren_Soul) June 16, 2015
Although some have apparently been *waiting* for this moment:
Yes! Captain America is taking over Top Gear ! I knew this day would come ???
— Tiffany Stevenson (@tiffstevenson) June 16, 2015
And took to (sarcastically) congratulating the BBC on their choice…
Well done BBC, very out of the box thinking. Captain America will make a great new presenter for #TopGear
— Colin Shelbourn (@colinshelbourn) June 17, 2015
Some were only momentarily muddled…
— Marco Xavier (@supbchitsparker) June 16, 2015
— Jacques Shark (@Jacques_Shark) June 17, 2015
Granted, this looks awesome…
— Olly Gibbs (@ollyog) June 16, 2015
But there was some feeling it wasn’t quite the right move for the captain:
Apparently Chris Evans is replacing Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear, not what I expected Captain America to do next.
— Shaun Gibson (@shaungibson95) March 24, 2015
Alas, the winky face says it all – yes, there’s been a mistake:
Captain America is hosting Top Gear now ? ?
— Michael Powell (@The_Screendoor) June 17, 2015
Which some people are actually a bit disappointed about:
Really disappointed that Captain America is not the new Top Gear presenter and that, in fact, it’s the other Chris Evans
— Esteñ (@esten) June 16, 2015
Others helpfully clarified:
To clarify for my US friends. This is our version of Chris Evans. The BBC isn’t courting Captain America for Top Gear pic.twitter.com/dqokGPN7Rf
— Katy (@StealingCake) March 25, 2015
The prophecy has come true: Chris Evans (not Captain America) will present TopGear.
— Turn Eight (@TurnEightBlog) June 17, 2015
But just to be extra sure, this is actor Chris Evans who plays Captain America in the standalone films and the Avengers movies:
This is British Chris Evans, Radio 2 Breakfast Show and weekly One Show host, who will indeed be stepping into Jeremy Clarkson’s shoes:
But hey, maybe Captain America Chris Evans can drop by as a Star In A Reasonably Priced Car..?