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Tommy Lee Jones joins Captain America movie cast as Col. Phillips

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm •  Published: June 28, 2010
Tommy Lee Jones (AP)
Tommy Lee Jones (AP)

Marvel has announced that Tommy Lee Jones will join the cast of “Captain America: The First Avenger” as US Army Colonel Chester Phillips, the military officer who recruits Steve Rogers.

Chris Evans will star as Steve Rogers/Captain America in the film, which is set for release on July 22, 2011.  The film also stars Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan and Stanley Tucci and will be directed by Joe Johnston.

In the comics, Phillips recruited Rogers to “Operation: Rebirth,” the super-soldier program which created Captain America.

- Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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