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Marvel Convenes Steamy CAPTAIN AMERICA Casting Orgy!!!

Published at: Feb. 24, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST by mrbeaks

Beaks here...

Sorry, guys. Been out and about all morning, and just now caught up with Deadline Hollywood's report regarding Marvel Studios' and director Joe Johnston's search for Captain America. Here is their wish list:
Chace Crawford (GOSSIP GIRL) John Krasinski (THE OFFICE) Scott Porter (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) Mike Vogel (CLOVERFIELD) Michael Cassidy (Lots o' TV) Patrick Flueger (BROTHERS and THE 4400) Garrett Hedlund (TRON LEGACY)
And here is my reaction: hm. Krasinski is the best actor of the bunch, and is actually a pretty tall guy in real life; I can't speak to his athleticism, but if you work him out in the gym for a few months, he might eventually look the part. As for his demeanor, he's never seemed the Steve Rogers type to me - but if they're going to portray Rogers as a USO performer, then maybe he's their Steve Rogers type. And maybe most of fandom has a problem with that. I don't know. I like Krasinski, so I'm almost rooting for him here. Scott Porter is the only other guy I could see pulling this off - and that's mostly because I dug his work as Jason Street on FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. He was terrific as part of an ensemble, but as a leading man... as Captain freakin' America... again, wouldn't be my first choice. But my first choice probably isn't going to happen here because Marvel is looking for a young actor willing to take a smallish (for this kind of film) $300,000 payday (which goes up from picture-to-picture), and commit to nine appearances in sequels or branching Marvel Studios projects (like THE AVENGERS or, perhaps, THE INVADERS). They want an up-and-comer or a complete unknown. Honestly, given the above options, I think I'd prefer the latter at this point.

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  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Really? The Office

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...Christ.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    BJ Novak IS the Red Skull

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Not really

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    first! i thought chris pine was up for this?

    by blackrabbit26

    yep thats what i heard dudes

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Scott Porter, please.

    by Johnny Smith

    No one else on this list works. Ah, well. Shoulda been Padalecki or Chris Egan.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Can you imagine Rainn Wilson's...

    by The Garbage Man

    ...freakishly-shaped head as Red Skull?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    dammit you guys are fast! danny glover for red skull!

    by blackrabbit26

    yay

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    What...

    by Arashikage

    No Ryan Reynolds?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    i was joking at first but when you think about it lol

    by blackrabbit26

    yay danny

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    No Chris Pine... no sale.

    by CENOBITE

    I'm just saying.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    WOW

    by maxin n relaxin

    my hopes are dimishing

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I think I get where they're going...

    by superlaser

    with Krasinski. I could see them pulling off an "aw shucks, gee whiz" old-timey vibe with him as Steve Rogers pre-serum. I just don't know how he'll fill out the costume. Then again, I never figured Will Tippin from Alias was leading man material or that pretty-boy Heath Ledger could pull off the Joker, so who knows?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Wow, Krasinski

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    I would never have even considered him for Cap, intriguing possibility I suppose, I actually don't hate it...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    That article could have been completely made up.

    by tonagan

    So Mike Fleming says "I got the scoop on their wish list", and it's fact?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    CAPTAIN AWESOME!!!

    by maxin n relaxin

    Ryan McPartlin from Chuck would be the way to go if they wanna go in this direction

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    HAHAHA!

    by HoffmanPasander

    Jim from The Office! As the leader of an elite superhero group containing Iron Man, Thor, Samuel Jackson, The Hulk and someone else who I've forgotten.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Krasinksi rofl; Porter could do it.

    by Saen

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Ths is an absolute NIGHTMARE list of casting

    by IndustryKiller!

    And before people start getting all "Well remember what you said about Downey or Ledger or Chris Pine!" No, I actually liked or was optimistic of all of those choices from the get go. And those are all guys who before being cast had proven themselves supremely talented in one way or the other (even Pine in Smokin' Aces). This is a list of actors with ZERO sense of leadership or gravitas OR they are just flagrantly bad. Not a single one of these guys could effectively pull of this role. period. NO justification.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Jim as Captain America huh?

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    Not a horrible choice. Guy is great on the office. Fuck these other queers though haha. Oh and Creed Bratton for Red Skull!!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Agreed, Pine is better than anyone else listed here...

    by RedJester

    But for $300,000 they probably realized he wasn't a realistic option...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Krasinski

    by BILLY_BOOMSTICK

    For some reason I think Krasinski could play the "confused, man out of his time" thing pretty well. I also think he could meld well with Downey, Jr's Tony Stark and Jackson's Nick Fury.... He doesn't look cynical... He has an innocent look to him which will contrast nicely with the modern era heroes. He can do comedy. As for his build? For God's sake he has 5 months to prep before shooting... he'll hit the gym. Plus, he's likable... Off beat? Hell yeah! But likable nonetheless. It's a hell of a gamble, but I think it could work.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    epic fail.

    by alice133

    if it is krasinski, i want the little wings sprouting out his head.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    From THIS list...

    by Triple_J_72

    ...I'd choose Porter. <p> Krasinski? Uh... no.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    I vote Captain Awesome!!

    by IveyMac

    I wouldn't have pictured anyone on this list as Captain America.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Here's the problem:

    by DamnMichaelBay

    "Captain America" is a bloody awful character concept.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    UGH

    by booth77

    I guess, if I had to choose, I mean HAD TO choose...I go Krasinski. But man, this is an awful list. Chris Pine would've been a good choice. But I guess he'd cost too much money. Yknow...cuz Marvel obviously doesn't have any. Chase Crawford as Captain America? Are you fucking kidding me?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Does Mark Valley have a younger brother? If so, cast him

    by SpyGuy

    If only Valley was 10-15 years younger, he would be perfect for the role. (SIGH)

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Who the hell are these people?

    by alan_poon

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Krasinski

    by BILLY_BOOMSTICK

    The other guys aren't as strong acting wise... who the hell wants to take orders from a underwear model? I'm willing to bet that Krasinki will be their pick... It just feels off beat enough for Marvel... I remember people thinking Downey as Iron Man was weird (same goes for Maguire as Spiderman)... I can picture it now... He'll be putting "Kick Me" signs on Thor's back, he'll steal Pepper Potts away from Iron Man, and when Nick Fury gives an order he'll look at the camera with a confused look. It will be COMEDY GOLD!!!! In all seriousness, of all the guys on the above list, Krasinski is hands down the best choice... by a freaking mile (no joke).

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    JENSEN ACKLES

    by Dharma4

    JENSEN ACKLES you casting retards!!! The dude has the magic CA needs. Guy has the potential to be the next Harrison Ford! MARK MY WORDS in blood. JENSEN ACKLES - Make it so.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Krasinski is great in The Office but...

    by FearfulSymmetry

    ...no way in hell is he Captain America.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Pine is no longer "unknown" - he's KIRK

    by Anything But Tangerines

    I though they were specifically trying to cast somebody who you wouldn't recognize as another character. It would be a joke to cast the new Captain Kirk as another freaking Captain. Typecasting, too.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    MINDY KALING as MADAME HYDRA

    by BranMakMorn

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Captain Awesome

    by Philvis

    Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) from the show Chuck would be a great pick for Captain America. Not seeing Jim from the Office in the role. He is too goofy.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Porter is the best on this list.

    by vic twenty

    Krasinski is a stretch. Whomever said Riann Wilson for the Red Skull made me laugh out loud - brilliance! Only red makeup required for the transformation.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Kind of out of left field but...

    by skycrapper

    I like Krasinki...I'm rooting for him too.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Billy Broomstick

    by 2soon2eat

    I think you nailed it right on the handle. This movie is a tough sell, especially in other markets. They need a slightly ironic, fish out of water. A little 4th wall tweaking.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    RAINN WILSON as DOC SAVAGE

    by HoffmanPasander

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    JIM PARSONS as BLACK PANTHER

    by HoffmanPasander

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Krasinski is inspired casting

    by fanboy71

    And to the people saying he's just a comedic actor, I remember seeing the trailer to DIE HARD and saying to me friend "Bruce Willis in an ACTION movie???" He was only in comedic stuff up until then. I think Krasinski will be great. I hope he is Cap.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    A Captain America under 6 foot would be a f*cking joke!

    by RedJester

    And I like Krasinski, I really do, but he's a little dorky for this role. I mean, if this were some sort of spoof I'd be stoked about Krasinski being involved but it's not so I'm not...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    This whole list leaves me feeling pretty meh.

    by davidwebb

    But I can only be proven wrong. The only thing that worries me, is none of the names strike me as someone who can lead their team - US military or Avengers alike - into battle.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Jensen Ackles

    by skycrapper

    Sucks...get over it.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Jamie Bamber!

    by 11dayempire

    I know, I know, he's British. So what?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    I meant "my" friend

    by fanboy71

    I've been eating too many Lucky Charms.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Porter was QB1, bitches!

    by vic twenty

    On that same note, Krasinski was the top college football player in the 30's, so go figure.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Granted, I initially wanted Alexander Skarsgaard as Thor...

    by RedJester

    But he'd actually be a pretty badass Captain America as well!! He has the height, the look, the acting chops, and anyone who's seen him in Generation Kill knows that given 4 or so months, that he could bulk up really well as well.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    IGN reported that Robert Buckley Like 2 days ago

    by eric haislar

    I guess they where wrong.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Krasinski IS Cap!!!!

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    That would be INSPIRED casting. He's clearly the best actor in that group, he's older, and with a couple motnhs of weight training could be pretty ripped. Plus he's banging Emily Blunt!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Red Skull: Zat Is Vat She Said!

    by CHEWBLACCA

    Cap looks into the camera and shrugs.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Krasinski

    by eric haislar

    I like it. COuld be very awesome.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    MY GOD, THIS IS STUPID AS FUCK!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Jim?

    by BLEST

    hmm...thumbs up if they want to go the lesser-known offbeat route.<p>I too was hoping for Pine, but I think Krasinski can do this.<p>Will it piss off the purists if he's not a blonde?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Here is a good pic of john with cap hair

    by eric haislar

    http://www.tvboyfriends.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/john-krasinski-01.jpg He could really work.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    RE: RedJester

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    Agreed. The two most important aspects are His physical presence and no B.S. attitude. Otherwise he's a dude in a blue suit with a shield. Whoever mentioned "Captain Awesome" from chuck is on the right track though I thing a de-aged Adam Baldwin would fit the role perfectly. Either that or someone of Ray Stevenson's build.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Krasinski is a dork...

    by BILLY_BOOMSTICK

    ... which works in his favor. He'd be playing a guy from the 40's... if you could talk to someone from the 1940's today, you'd think they were a nerd... it was very different time. That squareness works in his favor (IMHO). Nobody said Captain America was a God incarnate... that's Thor's position on the Avengers... what makes Cap awesome is the fact that he does what's right, and he persuades others to follow him by way of his actions. He's an everyman... an ideal... he's not without his flaws.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    At least...

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    It's not Sam Worthington... Would be a shame to have to listen to Captain America try to hide an Australian accent for 2 hours.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    CONSIDER ME NOT INTERESTED IN cappy!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Ive seen two good suggestions in the talkbacks....sorta

    by Tangent

    Im all for either Jamie Bamber (though the irony of a Brit playing Captain AMERICA isnt lost on me) because he is one hell of an actor and does an amazing American accent. Not to mention he can really handle the whole innocence thing while being a total bad ass. But for me, the go to would be Mark Valley. Even though hes a bit older, I think hes got the chops to really sell the whole Captain America thing. Clearly, he has the look and if Human Target has proved anything, its that he can pull off showing the audience his emotional turmoil without cluing in the characters around him. I say Mark Valley, but maybe thats just me.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Budget does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    This sounds like the CAP'N is gonna be sailing 'steerage' class.<p> This is looking like a low-med budget production, probably with a generic script, seen-it-before action, and obvious CGI.<p> In other words it doesn't really matter who they cast - it's gonna be a throwaway movie.<p> THE AVENGERS on the other hand, if and when, it happens could be a triple A release. Bringing in Downey Jnr plus Branagh's THOR; CAP will also be there to make up the numbers.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Hmmmm. Krasinski....

    by zer0cool2k2

    Never woulda' thought of him, but I can kinda' see it. no stranger a choice than Keaton as Batman. And he did fit right into the time period in Leatherheads. <p> and whoever brought (them) up, Chris Pine just about IS Mark Valley's younger brother (appearance-wise). <p>Now, if they just want a cheap, pretty-boy, I'd go with Smallville's Justin Hartley over Crawford.<p> Awesome, from Chuck would also be (wait for it.....)...Awesome! Hell, just put Neil Patrick Harris on Human Growth Hormone for a few months! <P> Seriously, though, as much as I like Scott Porter, not sure his face can carry the world-weariness Cap will need once he's unfrozen.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Office Jim is such a stupid idea

    by David Cloverfield

    I kind of want to see it. This must be a joke list. If we want semi talented up and coming handsome TV actor there's only one guy out there I can see barking orders at Iron Man and Thor. And that's Jensen Ackles. And even he is hit and miss. (I hated him in everything aside from SN.) And I can only see him doing a dickish Ultimate Cap. Would be great to hear him say the "Surrender? You think this A stands for France?" line.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    lol

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    Who they???? ....... what a heap of crap.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    This news is so 3 hours ago!

    by IHaveSeenEveryEpisodeOfPrisonBreak

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    BTW... Bamber

    by zer0cool2k2

    Isn't he like 5'8"?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Stop pandering to TWEENS

    by tedward100

    I know, they have to appeal to wider audience than just comic fans, but DAMN!!! Captain America is A CAPTAIN!! A leader of men. These guys, with the exception of Krasinski, all seem way to young. And Krasinski, unfortunately, has no chin. He'd need a cleft implant to be Cap. You know, Johnston directed the Rocketeer, and a young version of Billy Campbell would be PERFECT.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    'Sorry, guys. Been out and about all morning,...

    by TheKGB

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    "Sorry, guys. Been out and about all morning,..."

    by TheKGB

    Who the fuck cares if you been out and about all morning...save it for the Tweets you dumbass.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Captain America vs. Recyclops!

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    Truly a battle for the ages. Wow, what an uninspired list of casting choices. Maybe this is just me being whacky here, but wouldn't Sam "Avatar" Worthington be pretty much a spot-on choice for Steve Rogers/Cap.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    FUCK. NO.

    by Crestfallen

    Krasinski looks like someone's awkward brother-in-law who tries to fit in a bachelor party. If he's cast my excitement will turn to utter dread.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    The Season Premire of the Office

    by eric haislar

    is going to be crazy Jim on roids. he won't be able to fit in his shirt.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    The Season Premier of the Office

    by eric haislar

    is going to be crazy Jim on roids. he won't be able to fit in his shirt.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    gay

    by ORIONgods

    i swear to god if Chace Crawford gets it........

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    u know wht

    by ORIONgods

    all these choices suck. REBOOT NOW!!!!1

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Krasinski will get huge for this role

    by vic twenty

    Once Kathy Bates implements her new Wellness Policy at Dunder Mifflin and Creed smuggles him some HGH from Mexico.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I vote Krasinski too

    by Argentino

    fucking weird choice indeed, but and interesting one

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    All these guys suck compared to Chris Pine!

    by Ganymede3001

    For a moment, I was happy with the direction of this movie. Now I'm not so sure. The underwhelming Wolfman, combined with these no name hacks signifies that this will be another Dardevil at best.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    NO MCCONAUGHEY?!?!

    by LoLWut

    FUCK that. Get Mathew up in there ASAP. When I think of an all American baddass old ol boy I think of HIM. As for the money pfft give him a few ounces of weed and some bongos and BAM there ya go. Also get Woodly Fucking Harrelson up in there as well. This shit is going to FLOP.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Studio MUST be using this as a ploy

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    to get some HIGHER CALIBER (and known) actor's fee down!Otherwise, that casting sucks a dick.Thor, cast an unknown...don't care..not jazzed to see it(I guess we will ALL judge when pics/trailer is released).Captain America, we need someone ala MATT DAMON(I know, he's short...but its a good example).

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    And Krasinski is a lucky, lucky man.

    by RedJester

    I mean, Blunt is so out of his league it isn't even funny.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    I've beening seeing Chris Pine in the red, white & blues

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    but I guess he has "Trek" commitments that might make commiting to another major franchise even more complicated. Honestly, I'm too old and don't watch much TV stuff, so I've got to look all these guys up and see who they are!!! I admit it. I can't put a face on a single name on that list. Should I be ashamed or proud?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    MARC BLUCAS

    by Cadderly99

    Your Welcome.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Altho, i'd love pine

    by Cadderly99

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    None of them has a voice that could command a GOD

    by V'Shael

    And that's what you need in Steve Rogers.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    No Matt Damon, Cap's a NYer

    by Cadderly99

    NOT A FUCKIN REDSUCK FAN!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Changed my mind - Krasinki is best choice here

    by tedward100

    After looking some pics, I can see John Krasinski as Cap IF he beefs up majorly. But I think Blucas would be another good choice.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Unfortunately, Pine would NEVER sign for that cheap and binding.

    by IndustryKiller!

    Althought he studio would do very well to just payt he man. he's the only young actor out there who is handsome without being pretty, has a strong enough frame, and has the natural gravitas and charisma to nail it. Otherwise go for a TOTAL unknown or cast a bit older (which they should be doing anyway).

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    some of you are mistaken

    by MonsterKilledThePilot

    Mike Vogel was not the lead in Cloverfield. He was the lead's brother - the one who was on the bridge when the monster smashed it.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Beaks, take the day off

    by YackBacker

    Your analysis here was pretty weak. If you're not going to bring your A-game, stay home and let Merrick do his job.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Rainn Wilson as RedSkull

    by Cadderly99

    Really Does Interest me...ever see that episode where he has to speak infront of a audetoruim and jim gets him to do it HITLER STYLE. it's outstanding. He has the anger.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Garret Hedlund wouldn't be too bad a choice

    by drewlicious

    I think after some time at the gym there would be potential. He's a good actor, watch "Death Sentence" to see him show some real menace. As for Krasinksi, I've been suprised before.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Jon Hamm, Chris Pine, or Alexander Skarsgard are my choices

    by RedJester

    All 3 would kick ass.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Jamie Barber as Union Jack

    by Cadderly99

    Since the Invaders are in the movie.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    McOUGHANAY (or whatever the fuck)

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    WOULD be a decent choice.Keep in mind,I'm thinking of build,etc.(not "chops").Imagine him from "REIGN OF FIRE" ...."they don't own the sky,we do.They're just renting".THAT'S CAP!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Krasinki is a terrible choice. Alexander Skarsgard ftw

    by Miles_Teg

    You want a relative unknown for this part. You don't want JIM from the f'ing Office. He's a decent comedic actor, but he's dough faced, and I don't get a bamf vibe from him. Cap is a 100% BAMF. And still none of the execs have thought of Alexander Skarsgard? Skargard exudes BAMF.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    I'm surprised it wasn't offered to Bradley Cooper

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    JOHN HAMM,that's brilliant!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    STEPHEN DORF! JAMES GANDOLFINI!

    by Toilet_Terror

    I'd rather see an unknown. Don't really care though. Johnston has never directed a good film (although he has directed some good to great sequences).

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Since they are going against type, I'm surprised

    by vic twenty

    it isn't Will Smiff. he is the king of the 4th of July, the date on which this MUST open. <p> But, he is way to expensive and everyone might wonder if he was Nick Fury's diddy....

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I second Jensen Ackles

    by MyWeaknessIsStrong

    but Nathan Fillion is the Cap

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    WILL SMITH

    by Toilet_Terror

    I could buy that. Marvel would never pay him enough though.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Krasinski an awesome choice

    by horrornerd

    never would have thought of it, but im hoping he gets it

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    And guys stop picking a "best choice" among these

    by IndustryKiller!

    NONE of these candidates are a good choice. None of them. I mean it's not even close. Stop settling for this. let's here some other casting choices instead. Ackles is much better than the others on this list.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Jamie Bamber as Union Jack for the fucking win.

    by Johnny Smith

    I love you, Cadderly.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    That's funny, I agree about Matthew McConaughey

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I assume Hollywood thinks he's too old for Captain America now, as he's over 40 already and they want the actor to play in several films. At first I thought McConaughey was a ridiculous choice, but thinking about it, I can see his true blue American "Aw shucks" Texas homeboy demeanor could be shaped into Captain America. Plus, he's got the guns. I now see that Krasinski is "The Office" everyman guy. I think that's the right way to go, but it's going to take a heap of steroids over a 6 months period to turn this guy into "the peak of human condition." That's $300,000 to turn a poor actor into a steriod fiend.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Agreed yack, Beaks' commentary was weak

    by IndustryKiller!

    Like he was afraid the studios would come down on him or something. I don't actually think that's the case, but the tone there was ridiculously blase and safe. He knows damn well they are all terrible choices, fuckin' say so.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Ben Browder

    by Crooooooow

    The guy was born to play a super hero

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    DIDN'T Johnston SAY (repeatedly) that he has till MARCH 1ST(GULP

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    WE.ARE.SCREWED.McCounaghey or Hamm, make it so!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Christ, most of those guys look EXACTLY the same!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I admit to not knowing who any of those guys are (except "The Office" guy whose name I didn't know), but they all look like pretty much the same guy. I bet their headshots could be mixed up and they end up hiring the wrong one just because some executive says, get me photo # 2! Only "The Office" guy looks distinguishable.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Where are the MEN of today?

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Why is it that America can't produce an honest-to-God actual MAN for its action movies? This list of metrosexual nonentities would have been laughed out of the audition room 10 years ago. Anyone notice that all the hot new action stars of the last few years have been either Brits or Aussies? Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Daniel Craig, Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman, etc.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    I love Jim Halpert, but fuck no!

    by Super Rabbi

    Not Captain!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Ooookay...deep breaths...count to ten.

    by rabidfnark

    Not the list I was hoping for. I really hope this is some kind of red herring, but if not I'll find a way to go on.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Mark Valley is your huckleberry

    by freerangecelt

    Why is it so hard to believe that if a Super-Soldier Serum could have been developed in the 40's that the developer(s) would have also been able to genetically alter the individual? They could look at the young scrawny Steve Rogers and have a line that says that if it did work, no one would follow such a baby face into battle, so his facial features would be tweaked to better fit a face that seemed more suited to America's Super Solider. Perhaps a promise to revert him back to his true form and age after the war, which of course will never happen.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Tyler O'Grady - Snow Security

    by keylimepirate

    This guy tops Captain America. If you don't believe me, check it out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/keylimeproductions

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    John K would be perfect, unexpected casting

    by Spacelab

    Would also boost box office I think, bringing crowds wider than the typical superhero genre

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Maybe Scott Porter with heavy coaching. MAYBE

    by Immortal_Fish

    I had way more goodwill for Johnston before I saw Wolfman, however, so even this is in doubt.<P>Cannot believe Krasinski is even under consideration. Were this 10-years ago, they'd likely be considering David Schwimmer for the role.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Clint's son, Scott Eastwood

    by chien_sale

    The only one that has the blue eyes/blond hair thing and who doesn't look like a dork from the CW Network.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Well, color me not interested anymore...

    by D.Vader

    Course, I hope I'm surprised, like Hugh Jackman in X-Men.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Michael Jai White

    by []D[][]V[][]D

    and put in a interracial hump scene vis-a-vis Luke Cage on Jessica Jones. In terms of it being a time piece I would have prefered Captain America 1602. Can I get a heck yeah

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    John Krasinski?

    by fiester

    No fucking way does that fly.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    How John Krasinski vould work

    by Jinxo

    First, I do think in terms of personality Krasinski could work. Just a good hearted nice guy. Perfect. He is slight physically in terms of the part but Christopher Reeves wasn't pumped up when he was picked for Superman. Krasinski could bulk up. And if they were smart what they could do is film the pre-super soldier serum scenes with him still slim using a minimal crew, shut down production, let him bulk up and then start shooting with him as Captain America.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Ben Browder

    by SauceDiesel

    He'd be great in the role. Mix a little jon Crichton into Cap's DNA and you got a winner if you ask me. Although he's probably a bit too old for the role now. The upside is you could probably offer him $50K and an unlimited supply of Frosted Flakes and he'd be all over it...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    As a Friday Night Lights fan

    by jimmy_009

    And someone that appreciated Porter on that show, I can say I don't think he can pull it off. Mainly it's his voice, he can't offer any gravitas to the role with his voice. It's too high or something, it would be uncomfortable hearing him utter heroic lines. That said I hope he gets cast in more stuff, along with most of the FNL cast.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Chien_sale

    by freerangecelt

    You might have something there!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Jensen Ackles would be awesome

    by jimmy_009

    If they can make Tom Cruise an action hero they can do the same with Ackles. He's one of the most underrated talents on TV.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Basically, All Terrible Choices

    by Crow3711

    Sorry to say. That list makes me a little sick.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Jensen Ackles = 6' 1"

    by jimmy_009

    Not too short after all. He only looks short on Supernatural because Jared Padalecki is 6' 4".

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Ryan McPartlin or Chris Pine

    by Adelai Niska

    If they could make Mark Valley 10 years younger than maybe he could do it.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Paul Walker

    by Cadderly99

    i want a DIAMONDBACK Cameo @ the end. Thats a Hot Bitch!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I hope they screen test them all with the mask on.

    by riskebiz

    Krasinski seems like he'd look like an idiot in the Cap mask. His jaw is too goofy. Porter would probably look okay. Personally, I thought Eric Dane or Josh Duhamel would be good Cap's.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    At any rate ... it's better than WILL SMITH!!!!

    by riskebiz

    Remember when it was rumored that it was going to be starring Will Smith? That would have been terrible. However, I remember a Brad Pitt interview where he was interested in possibly playing Cap. I guess budget eliminated that.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    Aaron Eckhardt

    by Nuking the Fridge

    He should be the Captain.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    If Krasinski play Cap...

    by Cinemanimetal

    I will be laughing the entire film. I just wouldn't be able to help it. I know it sucks being typecast, but I wouldn't buy Jim Halpert as Cap. Even in Inglorious Basterds I felt like laughing every time BJ Novak was on screen. Luckily, his role was kept to a minimum and well it was also intended to be funny. I just can't see it. As for the other people on the list I've never really seen much of any of them so I can't tell.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    I only know of Krasinski, and he'd be awful.

    by Homer Sexual

    Just awful. He's a white male who isn't obese, I'll give him that. Apart from that, no way. He has no following (witness his other movies' box office) and he's totally wrong for the part. Blue Beetle movie? Fine, hire Krasinski. Jim as Captain America? Why not hire Jenna Fisher to play Karen Page. She'd actually be better than him. I pray he doesn't get the part.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    the USO rumor and girly mans actors

    by NippleEffect

    this is sounding very disappointing<p> Prolly end up waiting for it on cable tv

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Josh Duhamel , possibly

    by Cadderly99

    Jessica Alba w/Pink Hair and Pink and black spandex suit. That's all i'm saying.

  • whoever thought of Krasinski as Steve Rogers should get a medal for inspired casting.......I'm totally buying it. And I agree with another talkbacker that his awkwardness would work for the role..

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Shit just get Zac Efron

    by NippleEffect

    roll him in glitter and make him Captain Twilight America

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    So no Cap Jack?

    by Myrothe

    I heard a rumor that John Barrowman was i the running, guess that rumor is squashed.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Age Appropriate

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    He really needs to be Age appropriate to Iron Man for the inevitable meet up for Avengers. Other wise it will end up being Ole Uncle Iron and the Young Bunch.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    was lance bass not available

    by ORIONgods

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Jason from General Hospital

    by JimmyPasta

    My wife's favorite soap opera has the one guy who looks like Steve Rogers. His name is JASON on the show and he must have a lousy agent because he would be a great Cap!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Mark Valley as Captain America...

    by codecrackx15

    ....oh forgot...Hollywood has to make all the heroes fit into the 90210/ Dawsons Creek crowd. Super Heroes can't be real grown men anymore....

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Nerds are so unimaginative at casting

    by rev_skarekroe

    Just because a dude plays a nerdy guy on TV, he couldn't possibly play a superhero, right? These guys are ACTORS. It's like when everyone thought Ledger couldn't play The Joker because he was a gay cowboy that one time.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Personally I'd go with Colin Ferguson

    by Jinxo

    Plays the sheriff on Eureka. I think he's got the right look and the everyman quality. Not sure how tall he is though. Cap should be a big guy.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    height isnt an issue

    by MonsterKilledThePilot

    John Rhys Davies is 6' 1" and he played a dwarf in Lord of the Rings.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Croooow is right - Ben Browder would rock.

    by American Mythos

    He'd make a great Captain America. Certainly leagues better than all this Mark Valley talk.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Colin Ferguson

    by ORIONgods

    i like it, he looks young but not pussy boy CW young

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    FUCK SUPERNATURAL.

    by Shermdawg

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but you know damn well the CW (stupidly) extending the show for another season cost Jensen and Jared a shot at this, while some nobody from fucking Gossip Girl is listed in the mix.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    And for Red Skull

    by American Mythos

    Mads Mikkelsen or Viggo Mortensen. And with that cast list of baby faced boys for Captain America, my enthusiasm just went down a few notches for this film.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Also, yes, Mark Valley SHOULD be Cap...

    by Shermdawg

    ...but I for one want Human Target to continue. Fox has something special with that if they play their cards right. <br><br> And taking it off for three weeks for American Idol isn't playing it's cards right. PUT THAT FUCKER ON BEFORE 24, BUILD AN AUDIENCE FOR IT YOU SILLY FUCKS.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    captain america

    by elvix

    Gerret Hedlund (6'2") as Steve Rogers. But Scott Porter would be a good Hawkeye, if for no other reason than he's a big Hawkeye fan.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Fuck you Johnston.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    gary oldman is red skull

    by ORIONgods

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Ackles would work

    by NippleEffect

    Esp if they portray him as Ultimate Cap<p> I'd buy him giving Thor orders over anyone else mentioned in this thread

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    GOD DAMMIT!

    by SoWasRed2012

    OK, John Krasinski is a choice I wasn't expecting, and I don't hate, but it doesn't feel right. Since they haven't invented time travel and we can't go back and time-kidnap Dennis Quaid from ten years ago - JUST GO GET BRAD BEYER! Stanley from Jericho! Whether you liked the show or not, the guy looks and sounds the part.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Colin Ferguson and Mark Valley too old

    by NippleEffect

    way to old

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Garrett Hedlund!

    by fiester

    What, who? <p> I have no idea who most of these people are. I guess that's the point though: they're going to be paying RDJ an arm and a leg to keep suiting up as Iron Man, so it makes sense to sign some no-name for peanuts, then lock him up long-term. Hope it works. It's a gamble.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I Sense Epic Fail Here

    by LaserPants

    The dude from the unfunny version of The Office is in the running? Really? This is going to be a disaster.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Yeah, only thing missing from this list was Zac Efron.

    by riskebiz

    Pretty lame. While I can see how Krasinski is an everyman ... LEATHERHEADS is about the closest judge to what he'll be like as Cap. And I wish there was a better choice. All the other choices on this list are third rate at best. I'd go with a complete and utter unknown rather than this list. No one who has done anything so far. No "Gossip Girl", no nothing.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    maybe they've released this list...

    by imagegod

    to see the reaction to the potential casting. once they read that everyone hates these choices they'll rethink it. <p> oh lord i'm wrong, aren't i. godammit.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Mads Mikkelsen for Red?

    by davidwebb

    Though, I might be typecasting there.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    John Krasinski in Leatherheads. Probably a good choice.

    by riskebiz

    I just watched the trailer for LEATHERHEADS again and ... I buy Krasinski as Cap. I do. I'm sold.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Gets my vote

    by KubricksBellEnd

    He's got the toothsome appeal of someone from a bygone-era. He's tall and I'm sure he'll shape up just nicely...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    krasinski is more suited to peter parker

    by imagegod

    anyone can see that he shouldn't be Cap.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by Judge Briggs

    I am 6 eps into the 5th season of Supernatural. Up the t.v. hell episode. Jenson would make a really Capt. Also, fuck this site for not giving the props that Supernatural fucking deserves! And a 6th season? Meh.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    "Steamy" or "Steaming pile of"...?

    by Booster Gold Lives

    Honestly, I don't feel any of these guys have the gravitas to play Cap. Cap has to lead the Avengers at some point. I can't picture any of these guys as the one man EVERYONE IN THE UNIVERSE looks up to. Hell, Downey's Stark would eat any of these guys alive. I was looking forward to this one once they made the commitment to WWII, but with the pointless inclusion of the Invaders and now this short list, I have a bad feeling.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    If for some reason John Krasinski is named Cap...

    by fiester

    Then they better have a real-life Super Soldier Serum waiting for him somewhere, because that suit is going to need a lot of padding. I don't see how they can say "Oh he'll work out for a month and bulk up." A lot of it is genetics. He looks like the type who can work out 12 hours a day and he'll still be a rangy goofy looking guy. <p>I don't see how big you can expect someone to get in a month or two anyway. <p>Do they put actors on steroids and HGH for this sort of thing? I've always wondered about how much drug enhancement plays into the physiques of the Hollywood types. It must go on. For all the fuss about performance enhancing drugs in sports I bet just as much if not more of this shit goes on with Hollywood actors looking to get buff and stay looking that way. And I'm not just talking about people like Stallone. I've seen recent photos of people like Christian Slater and Dennis Quaid that makes me wonder what it is these people are ingesting.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I like Krasinski but FUCK NO!

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    In the Marvel U he would be a much better fit as Peter Parker or Reed Richards.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    How effeminate are the choices?

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Other than Krasinski. Which isn't to say that Krasinski is necessarily manly, but compared to the other guys, he's Captain fuckin America.... Wait a minute... Oh snap! Sign him up! <p> But seriously, echoing statements above, why are our new young actors not manly kick-ass enough? There are older American actors who could pull this off, but no one young. I guess that's the point unfortunately. They're barely past prepubescence, how could they be manly? </p>

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Revskare_kroe

    by Miles_Teg

    You're seriously comparing Krasinki to Ledger? Thats nowhere even near the same ball park. Hell, that aint even the same motherfucking sport. I sure as hell ain't gonna go see Cap if its Krasinki goofing it up behind the mask with his smarmy shit-eating grin. I want a Man to be Cap. Not some bumbling jerkoff.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Ryan Gosling, Skarsgård, Michael Pitt Gabriel Mann

    by GQtaste

    are all better choices than the clowns they mentioned. even oddball Michael Pitt would be better than what they floated out there. My pick would be skarsgard all the way and don't look back and he'd become a superstar. And they could afford him too. another dude that would work but he's too short is the guy from son's of anarchy, Charlie Hunnam

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' A, I'm with V'Shael

    by Blood_Bubbles_in_Bathwater

    This list is absolute insanity. Cap needs to be a salty soldier with some range, someone who can convincingly play RDJ's best friend and most intense rival at the same time. And that actor would have to be older, in his thirties at least. I'm firmly in the Aaron Eckhart camp.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    I actually like Vogel or Hedlund a lot...

    by Sharter

    Vogel's been great in the stuff he's been in, as has Hedlund. He was fantastic in the movie Friday Night Lights. Plus, he had some bulk there and could easily add it back on. Porter's ok, but his acting is weak imo. Friday Night Lights (TV) and Prom Night? eh?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Is Cap going to get frozen at the end of this flick?

    by fiester

    That's a question I have: because if he does, how long would be have even been Cap? A week? He should fight the war for a few years to hone his chops anyway if we're to buy the fact that he's a master of hand-to-hand combat and a genius tactician. Super Soldier Serum aside, you don't just learn all that stuff over night.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    And what's up with using Nikki fink's site for everythign

    by GQtaste

    nowadays? It's the go to site for the last couple of weeks it seems. I remember when it was 'this' site that came up w/ this info. Hell, what's the point of coming here anymore if other sites are going to report on casting for future films? Latino review, comingsoon, joblow, dark horizans, et al.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Physicality Vs. Heart

    by godhelpus

    Seems like most people doing their fancasts seem to dwell primarily on the physical requirements to play Captain America. Remember, the character has to have heart too, it's not about how he looks. Why does everyone want cardboard cutouts for these characters? I like the Krasinki choice (I hear he's got it locked) as he can bring humor and heart to the role, not just big muscles, blue eyes and blonde hair.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Sarah Palin is the Red Skull

    by deadboy1313

    She doesn't need to act, she can just be herself. Nazi wolf killing bitch!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    krasinski has a cartoon face.i'll go with hedlund

    by Waka_Flocka

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Godhelpus..

    by Miles_Teg

    Locked you say? I want someone with the physicality and emotion that can silence a Thunder God and make an admirer out of one of the world's most brilliant men. Jim Halpert does not exactly do that for me. Why not go ahead and make Steve Carell or BJ Novak the Red Skull while we're at it.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Where is the Matt damon RFK report? Micky r. playing

    by GQtaste

    Conan's daddy? Joel and Ethan Coen have cast Hailee Steinfeld to play Mattie Ross in their upcoming adaptation of True Grit based on the novel by Charles Portis. Ian McShane is in negotiations to join Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides? Owen Wilson in Next Woody Allen Movie? And on and on and on...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Mike Myers is--Union Jack!

    by fiester

    Fresh off his turn as crusty old British general guy in ten pounds of make-up in Inglorious Basterds, reports say the ace super spy Austin Powers himself has been cast as Cap's pal and fellow Invader Union Jack! <p> So maybe Krasinski will be the lead.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Ackles: Right Attitude, But...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...the dude's too short. What's he gonna do? Head butt the Red Skull in his ballsack?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    The can fake height.

    by fiester

    Heck, Tom Cruise is 5'2" tall in real life--everyone knows that.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Alexander Skarsgard Stats

    by Miles_Teg

    Voice: Can make men shit in their pants and women wet in their panties. check. <br> Height: Dude is 6'4 and up. <br> Build: Muscular. Can rip your head off. <br> Humor: Dark. check. <br> Gravitas: Armies would follow him into hell at his beck and call. check. <br> Look: Looks like he has seen war and can come back for a second helping.check. <br> NOT Jon Krasinki: check

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    rescue me

    by booth77

    Anybody watch Rescue Me here? I think Garrity (Steven Pasquale) would make a good Cap. He's got the chops, and the right 1940's look. And Leary's cocky nephew could be Bucky!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    What's most disturbing is all of the posts

    by Dingbatty

    with a preoccupation on the size of Krasinski's nose, on various geek, comic book, movie, and superhero movie discussion boards. Also ironic, given Cap is battling Nazis.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Miles_Teg: Hilarious

    by Read and Shut Up

    ..."NOT Jon Krasinki: check." That's comedy gold, my friend.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman

    by Miles_Teg

    Was taller than cyclops in X-men. <br> <br> whats your point?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    If Krasinski IS Cap...

    by mortsleam

    I'd love to see them explain away his ensuing bulking-up on the Office.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Not Pine

    by NippleEffect

    he already has a franchise<p> Give him another and he'll turn into a Bale

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Ackles

    by damfino_yanno

    Hollywood Report's HeatVision blog claims he's actually on the list too--but along with Hedlund, couldn't make it because of scheduling conflicts. I would've liked to see if Ackles could pull it off. <p>http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2010/02/captain-america-contenders-krasinski-cassidy-vogel-fluger-more.html

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    KRAAAASINSKIIIIII!

    by redkamel

    No way John Krasinski...unless he's only going to play Cap BEFORE the Super Soldier Serum. Dingbatty, thats a low blow. The bottom line is cap does not have big nose. So there. It'd be like Tony Stark with a big nose. Or Tony Stark with no moustache and goatee. Classically, thats not what he looks like.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Alexander Skarsgard ???

    by fanboy71

    He's Swedish dude. It's called Captain AMERICA. It would be odd to have a foreigner play cap. (Maybe Lou Gramm is available)

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    JackSlater4

    by Miles_Teg

    Have you seen Generation Kill? He plays a convincing American in that one with no accent that I could detect. So we should get a crappy american actor to fill a role instead of someone who can actually ACT? Genius. Just like the Jon Krasinki casting. Genius.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I'd cast probably cast Paul Williams

    by ricarleite2

    It will be mo-cap anyway, so who cares. Plus, he could sing "Bugsy Malone" as captain america.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    But I agree he should have been Thor

    by fanboy71

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    fanboy71

    by Miles_Teg

    Going back to my Hugh Jackman example...The dude is australian. Yet he played a canadian. And we're talking about a character that is roughly more popular than Cap by some margin. No one got up in arms about that.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Peter Weller

    by ooggbboo

    Believe it. An old, slightly dismissive CA would be the shiznasty.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    The problem with casting Cap

    by schadenfreudian

    How old was Stever Rogers when he signed up for Operation: rebirth? Early 20's, right? So they have to find an actor who can play early 20's AND a battle-weary veteran of WWII? good luck with that. <BR> Unless there's a different version of his origin in the Ultimates universe. Can someone enlighten me if that's the case?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Stark Sands

    by JackieJokeman

    I remember thinking he'd be a good Cap when watching Gen Kill. Then dismissing the idea a second later. This list makes me rethink that position.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Anyone see pics of Christopher Reeve early on??

    by thatswhatshesaid

    No way he looked like Sup, but that turned out really well.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    DavidCarradines

    by Miles_Teg

    Unless Skarsgard has "Sweden" stamped onto his forehead in the movie---I dont think the average movie goer is going to give a shit.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Skarsgard not getting Thor

    by JackieJokeman

    Is a crime against humanity. And I couldnt care less about Thor really.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Industry, yep

    by YackBacker

    Beaks put forth the most passionate "non-opinion" possible- like don't hurt yourself avoiding making an opinion, buddy! This entire article is pointless. I get more information from ScoreKeeper chillin with Marvin Hamlisch. At least that sort of article has some insight. This is just a place for TBers to chase their tails for a little while. Beaks couldn't even say who his preferred choice is, which is really a pussy way to be emphatic, right? Just lame...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Cross Garrett off as...

    by Anna Valerious

    ...he has the "Tron" series and, if Fox can shape up and do what Universal did with "The Incredible Hulk", the Inheritance Saga.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    CRISPIN Glover as the Red Skull!

    by Mockingbuddha

    I never thought about John Krasinski... I think it could be a good choice. Face and temperment is perfect. Get him in shape and teach him some moves... Hell, he's WAY more believable as a bad ass than Keanu Reeves. Ain't no matrix matrixy enough to make me believe that guy could take ONE SINGLE PUNCH and still be standing.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    How could Marvel/Johnston screw this up so badly?

    by GiggityGoo

    We went from Robert Downey Jr. to THIS list? Oh my God... as a rabid Cap fan for over three decades, this "wish list" makes me sob. Fuck. We finally had a chance to see Cap done right on the big screen, and it's going to be ruined. RUINED.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Josh Holloway would be perfect

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Cast him for God's sakes. He's going to need a job after Lost.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Why can't they cast a fucking MAN in one of these movies

    by RobertBaron

    You know like a tough guy actor. Christian Bale, withstanding, I'm tired of all these pretty boys in roles that should be for men,

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    This is worse than

    by NippleEffect

    Scarlet McBewbs as The Black Widow

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    This has pretty much ruined my day.

    by Rain_Dog

    Sad, huh? Never thought the list would make me long for the day when Channing Tatum seemed like a lock for this part.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    matthew fox for cap

    by ORIONgods

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    matthew fox for cap

    by ORIONgods

    he would be a great choice

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Scott Porter is great

    by Ghostpirate

    I had the privlage of working with him many years ago. He played a heroic lead in the show we did and I can tell you he was born to play a superhero. It's kind of a dream of his. I will tell you it wouldn't just be a job to him if he got it. He work hard to be true to the character. I really hope he gets it.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Matt Bomer from "White Collar"

    by Chewtoy

    Could stand to be a little more buff, but the guy has the charisma needed to make me believe people would follow him combined with classic superhero looks.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Fuck yes for Alexander Skarsgard!!!

    by NoQuarter

    His extreme BAMFishness makes me question my heterosexuality!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Ben Browder is 2 years older than Mark Valley

    by SlowBurn

    Admittedly he probably doesn't look it. I for one would love to see a grown man take on the role but this is Hollywood. They are already screwing this movie by making him a USO star so who gives a crap...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    SlowBurn

    by Miles_Teg

    So true about the USO bs. My hopes for the movie sank when I heard about this. I think we can all blame it on Johnston. The REAL Cap would DEMAND to be on the battlefield, fuck whoever is in his way.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Krasinski as Cap = Keaton as Bats

    by JackBauer@CTU

    Both from comedy backgrounds. Both somewhat goofy. Both unusual, unorthodox choices. I like it. Never would've thought of JK, but I think it could work really well instead of casting a blandless, pretty boy.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Captain America vs. Tea Party Activists

    by Serious Black

    I heard Cap and Falcon are now fighting the evil scourge of the Tea Party now in the comics. I never saw that mentioned on AICN so I guess it's not cool news. I think they should use that storyline in the movie. Cast Nancy Pelosi as Cap and Sarah Palin as Red Skull.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Alexander Skarsgard would be weird as Cap, especially

    by MyWeaknessIsStrong

    in an Avengers movie, standing next to Thor, but he should be Thor.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    anybody ever thought Jeremy Renner?

    by palooka_boy

    he's got buzz from Hurt Locker, he can clearly be a tough guy... I guess if he's too SHORT...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    You have to shitting my dick

    by tile_mcgillus

    Fuck all that noise. A bunch of shitty young actors who would be better as Bucky than Cap. There are still adult actors in Hollywood aren't there? Fuck me, don't Superman Returns Cap.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Captain America

    by pramirez1510

    Ben Ryan is an unknown,he looks the part,and can learn to act better,check out his video on youtube.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Can't afford Viggo? That guy works for sacks of grain

    by YackBacker

    What star power are you imputing for Viggo? If he's playing a guy named Aragorn, yes, he's making a good paycheck. But otherwise, there's absolutely no box office demand for the guy. Viggo probably needs to do sidejobs in between movies!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    Christopher Egan.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Viggo is 50+, they don't WANT him!

    by Drath

    Sorry but all the established guys who have any geek cred are too old. They want someone around 25. They want, frankly, the impossible, because someone that young very rarely has the gravitas, leading man charisma, and the good looks. And when they get someone like that (say Chris Evans) they waste them on shit. Good luck with this one, I am not going to have any expectations. In general I think they stand a better chance of making a perfect animated movie of comic book heroes than of making a perfect live action one. I doubt this will be any exception.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    The Wolfman was a ludicrous fucking suckfest so...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ... if Joe Johnston remains attached, I have absolutly NO HOPE for this project and the ridiculous casting choices only further my pessimism.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Here's the problem...

    by yesiamaplant

    1) The argument that heart is all it will take with this character is silly. It is necessary for Captain America to have a particular physicality to pull off the character, since the crux of his origin is that he is a sickly kid with polio converted to the peak of human perfection. Can he have brown hair? Sure! Can he have a bigger than usual nose? Fine! But he must be tall, broad and muscled. Most of these guys don't fit that. And they may have the heart, but they won't have the presence. 2) The two people who could conceivably pull this off (Josh Hollaway and Patrick Wilson) aren't on this list.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Although Cap as Jewish is intriguing...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...sort of has an Inglourious Basterds vibe, the "Revenge of the Jews" and all that. In fact, in the Marvel Universe, wasn't it the original Human Torch, working for the Invaders, who crispy fried Hitler in his bunker during the fall of Berlin? Change it up, Cap can decapitate der fuhrer with his shield. Might be a cool twist on history, but probably everyone would accuse Marvel of ripping off QT.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    John Krasinski... nah, get CHUCK.

    by TheBLIGHT

    What the f*ck? The dude from the office, better yet, lets have Seth Green... Any old dork will do. Meh.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Hey Marvel

    by misterorange74

    You guys had a smash with Iron Man. Why? A director who got the material and a great cast. Batman-same deal. I loved Rocketeer but not sure Joe Johnston has got what it takes to do this. Also, these casting choices-what the fuck? Cap is supposed to be dynamic and a natural leader. I like Krasinski but he's not the guy and the rest of these guys-who gives a crap. This is a clusterfuck waiting to happen because of your misguided sense of necessary demographics for movie attendance and revenues and your stinginess with your budget. This is going to bite.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Serious Black

    by Immortal_Fish

    Thankfully, Marvel is not owned by MSDNC. Else, we'd see Cap played by Overbite and Bucky played by Madcow.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    What, no John "Captain Jack" Barrowman in the shortlist?

    by Sydney2K

    John Barrowman, Captain Jack Harkness from Torchwood, would be perfect- manly, handsome, and like the comics, gay

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    pramirez1510

    by Immortal_Fish

    Ben Ryan looks perfect. A shame he can't shake that Texas drawl. With coaching, he'd be splendid!<P>Channing Tatum also *looks* great, but again... the acting angle is a bitch. Plus, he's still got that whole Channing Tatum thing going on.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Karl Agathon

    by the Green Gargantua

    I have said this before, he should be Captain America.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    NO ONE would follow Krasinski into battle

    by Immortal_Fish

    NO ONE.<P>Okay. He's an actor. He can transcend. Okay. I get it.<P>And yet...<P>NO ONE would follow Krasinski into battle. NO ONE.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Oh, and...

    by Immortal_Fish

    NO ONE would follow Krasinski into battle, especially if you had super powered armor, super powered muscles, or a super powered hammer.<P>If you had any of these, you would NOT follow Krasinski into battle. You would not FOLLOW Krasinski into battle.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see Jane Krakowski as Cap.

    by Shermdawg

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Robert Pattinson Pleeeezz!!

    by darthwaz1

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    How about that guy from The Human Target?

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    Mark Valley. He has the ubermenchen form required for Steve Rogers.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    What...The...Fuck...

    by DrKTower108

    None of these guys look the part, nor do they look like they have the balls of Captain America. Add this to what a mess The Wolfman was, and I'm dreading this movie more than I am looking forward to it...*sigh*

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    lol ruined already

    by torontoxic

    The Office guy? Goodbye interest in this what so ever.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Karl Agathon

    by SlowBurn

    Actually, Tahmoh Penikett would be a good choice. I hadn't thought of him. And for the record Olga Kurlyenko should have been the Black Window in Iron Man 2. Just sayin'...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Robert Redford for Captain America

    by CreasyBear

    Well, not nowadays, but . . .

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Serious Black

    by Johnny Smith

    What a completely uninformed post. :)

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    If Kraninski IS Cap...

    by RedJester

    I won't be seeing this movie. If Skarsgard is, I will. Your move Marvel!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    If Kraninski IS Cap...

    by RedJester

    I won't be seeing this movie. If Skarsgard is, I will. Your move Marvel!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Tahmoh would kill it, he has a nobility bout him.

    by the Green Gargantua

    Penikett is the best choice.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    I hope production is postponed

    by jimmy_009

    and Jensen Ackles gets the nod once he's wrapped Supernatural (which should be soon?). This guy deserves a big break like this. He's much too talented to be just in B movies and the best show on TV.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    A whole talkback and not one...

    by BendersShinyAss

    ...gripe about joe (jurassic park 3 - Wolfman - pagemaster - honey i shrunk the kids) johnston making it

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Awful List

    by fassbinder79

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Patrick Flueger could do it.

    by gotilk

    Great actor.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Mark Valley...

    by REDD

    from Keen Eddie and Human Target for Cap...Willem Defoe for Red Skull...Ellen Page for Bucky.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Oops...

    by REDD

    Dafoe.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Do you people know how old Captains Are?

    by Mr_Satan

    I was in the Army and most Capt's were in there mid to late twenty's. That's because they were either right out of college or out of the officers academy. So stop thinking the guy would be in his 30's or 40's. If he were 40 he should be a colonel or general. Those are facts. And as for the age of Cap back in the 40's he would be in his early 20's or younger because of the draft. So let your ageism go. By the way I'm 31 and if I stayed in the military I would have been a sergeant major at this point in my life. So quiet your hatred of the young. The military isn't for old people. It's for the young.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Let them fight unto death. One shall be the victor...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and he will be the stronger Captain for it.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Right...the military is for the old...

    by REDD

    to send the young off to die..war..it's fantastic!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    God Ackles must be hating the CW right now

    by oneletter

    5 long grueling years in nearly every damn scene of that show, however awesome a job it started out as it must be very tiring by now. Imagine the prospect of being Captain America then discovering he's still stuck with SPN for another season, the show slowly deteriorating. Dude, I feel for him. This could have been his big break.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Bulked-up Topher Grace

    by bigbaldpapa

    I wonder how it would work out.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I Believe Krasinski Could Do It

    by Dave I

    I don't know all of the actors, but John K. can legitimately act. If they play it right, I think he might do very well. Visually, not the first that would come to mind, but he could muscle-up and be fine. I wouldn't hate it.<p><p>That said, I hope they get the best actor for the role. If it's John K., I'm cool with that. If it's some unknown, that's cool. But it should be somebody with presence and sincerity and the ability to make us believe he'd spearhead an attack against almost certain doom. You know, like an infantry in the Marines.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Porter or Ackles

    by damfino_yanno

    Good God, those two were my wish list since they first announced they were making Captain America. Can't freakin' believe they made it this close. I figured they didn't stand a chance (hell, probably still don't), so to see them actually being considered? Without a Channing or Phillipe in sight? Awesome.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    All Office Cast

    by ironburl

    Jim from the office - Bucky America Riann Wilson from the office - Red Skull Steve Carrel from the office- Captain America Pam from the office - Female Love Interest Casting complete. Roll to production...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    $300,000...

    by Soundblaster

    ...and the promise of more work. Anyone in their right mind denying that kind of money boggles my mind. However, this is coming from Hollywood, so several decades of precedent dim the figure. One has to wonder if an 'A-lister' were given such an offer would they reject it upon economic principle or vanity?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    capt canuck

    by korkie70

    Jon Montgomery

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    im thinking krasinski is an ingenius pick- heres why.

    by alice133

    my brain is melting and dripping out my ears and onto the floor in a gellatinous pile of glop.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Patrick Wilson

    by mullymt

    Great idea!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    What about Ryan Kwanten?

    by Fixthe Fernback

    You know, Jason Stackhouse from True Blood.<P>Just thought I'd throw that one out there.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Seconded!

    by Fixthe Fernback

    Patrick Wilson, yeah good call!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    mathew fox

    by redkamel

    I add my support to Matthew Fox as someone mentioned above.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Forget all I said! It has to be Skarsgard

    by Fixthe Fernback

    For some reason I thought he was playing THOR.<P> He would be perfect.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    "USO performer"? That's a funny one.

    by kabong

    Whaddaya mean, you're serious?

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    re: God Ackles must be hating the CW right now

    by NippleEffect

    Yep<p> He could bark an order that Thor would follow too<p> He'd be more believable than the girls on that list anyway

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Chuck's Ryan McPartlin or Human Target's Mark Valley..

    by Thanos0145

    for Captain America. But it seems that Marvel Studios is going to FUCK THIS UP!!!Do this right and you'll make a lot of $$$.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Mathew Fox, Ben Browder both too old

    by NippleEffect

    neither has look or presence either

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    None of those from that list please...

    by Spyhunter

    Joe, I really like you. Mainly just from The Rocketeer. But I'll like you much less if you pick any of these people. I'd prefer Ryan McPartlin, but definitely not anybody in your short list. Heck I'd even take Matthew Bomer.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Krasinski all the way

    by Chanoc

    Love to see his Captain America puts Thor´s hammer in Jello-O. I could def see Krasinski as Captain America

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban or Sam Worthington?

    by EjkoUSC

    if a welshman can play Batman, I think whatever urban or worthington are could play Cap. Probably Urban more cause he can actually act.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Casting Directors

    by Soundblaster

    Are any of you on here casting directors? If not, it's a shame. I think some of you would do a hell of a job.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    "Awesome" from Chuck would be perfect

    by br1947

    That the first thing I thought when that show debuted, "That guy needs to play Steve Rogers". <br><br>That being said, anyone brought up Nathan Fillion yet? Come on fellow geeks, you're letting me down here...

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    They're definitely missing out if they can't get

    by jimmy_009

    Ackles. He has much more range than anyone on that list and actually comes across as a GUY'S GUY, someone other guys would follow into battle. It'd be a damn shame if they missed out on casting him because he had a month or two left of filming on Supernatural. HOLD OUT FOR ACKLES!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    There's NOTHING special about Ackles.

    by flickchick85

    I've seen plenty of Supernatural, and I just don't get the love for this guy. He's decent, but he doesn't have a movie star quality at all, imo. And having seen him in "Dark Angel" and some of "Smallville" as well, he can seemingly only play one type of character, and that type is NOT Steve Rogers.<p> Krasinski would be an odd choice, but kind of inspired, imo.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    JASON LEWIS IS CONSPICUOUSLY ABSENT FROM THAT LIST

    by BringingSexyBack

    making said list completely meritless. <P> THIS IS CAPTAIN AMERICA, people: <P> http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/10959/jason_lewis-1.jpg

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    WELL IF THIS KRASINSKI FELLER BECOMES CAP

    by BringingSexyBack

    Then it stands to reason they can get Emily Blunt to play Scarlet Witch, thus rounding out the Avengers nicely.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    I DON'T KNOW CAPTAIN AMERICA FROM CAP'N CRUNCH

    by BringingSexyBack

    But I do know this. If he's played by anyone other than a red-blooded American, there will be planes flying into studio buildings. <P> And this time, I won't be siding with the building occupants.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Suprised Taylor Lautner isn't on that list

    by NippleEffect

    since they seem to be casting from the *no body hair* pool

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    TAYLOR LAUTNER - NOT YUMMY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Jason Lewis - yummy as all fuck

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU ALL FEEL ABOUT KIM YU-NA

    by BringingSexyBack

    But I think she's a bad girl and needs a spanking.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Krasinski...

    by JonQuixote

    Yeah, the more I think about it, the more intrigued I am by it. Not what I would have expected, but I think it could work quite well.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Captain Jack for Captain America...

    by zer05um

    I would suggest John Barrowman for the role. He looks the part well enough.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Conan O' Brien as CAP

    by Lamerz

    Search your feelings, you know it to be true, bitch.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    I nominate Tracy Morgan as CAP

    by Lamerz

    Fuck yeah

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    never heard of any of these 'stars'

    by frank cotton

    no, i don't watch TV. i barely have the time for films. and i want MOVIE STARS in my films. i've got way more disposable income than teenagers, so PANDER TO ME, FUCKHEADS!

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    I vote for Krasinski

    by _Lizarkeo

    A Joe Johnston's War World II movie, with drama, romance and action for all the family needs a charismatic dude in the lead. It´s not a movie for tweenies only, no pretty face required for Steve. I dunno about a Bucky cameo, but I can totally see Jim, ops, John trying to help a fellow youngster. "Ok, WHOA, take easy, Bucky...!" :P <p><p> And about the Avengers movie? They already got a pretty face in Thor. Avengers is not a boys' band, fer crissakes. They are heroes. And in real life, heroes ain't always pretty. <p><p> And, yup, I wanna see a ultimate muscular bad-ass mofo in a Marvel movie too. For that, we can always hope to see Ray Stevenson mimicking more Ares than Volstagg in Thor, heh. <p><p> Nuff said. Cheers.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Mark Pillow...

    by EjkoUSC

    Nuclear Man. Booh yah.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    I could certainly live with Krasinski

    by bravogolfhotel

    ...primarily because I can see him playing well against Downey in AVENGERS, which I understand is still the endgame.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Ops, "World War II", I mean

    by _Lizarkeo

    And bravogolfhotel is right.

  • Feb. 24, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Zoolander 2: It's gonna happen!

    by fiester

    It's a walk off!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Aaron Eckhart dammit!!! Read why...

    by ugh

    It really should be Aaron Eckhart (born in 1968), especially if he's isn't coming back to Christopher Nolan and the Batman franchise as Harvey Dent/Two-Face. Plus, you need to consider some of the heavies that they already have in place in the current film Marvel universe (and their actual age for that matter) -- Downey, Jr. (born in 1965) as Iron Man and Jackson (born in 1948) as Nick Fury. Cap is the head of the Avengers, so you can't have what the general public would consider a nobody when it comes to theatrical films.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    ...unless Reb Brown's available....

    by ugh

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    All those guys are White, Cap can't be Latino?

    by JeanGrey_X23_lesboSex

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    WW2

    by Miles_Teg

    If Jon Krasinski were to lead the allies in WW2, Hitler would win.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    by Miles_Teg

    Seriously. You can try act like a badass. You can try to dress like a badass. But if your face is goofy as fuck, people are going to laugh at you. I'm looking at you Krasinki. The soldiers under his command would be shot by the germans after taking a look at his face and rofl helpless.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Krasinsk as Cap = Barf in my f'n face

    by FearfulSymmetry

    There is no way in hell Krasinski is a good choice for Captain America! Cap has to be the perfect physical specimen with a square jaw and able to kick anybody's ass. Krasinski would have a shot at kickin' Andy or Dwight's ass, but could he thump a hundred Nazi's, the Red Skull and Baron Zemo; no way. Can you picture that face under Cap's mask? It's gonna look like the guy who did the $5 budget cap from the early 90's!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Is there any actually validity to this list?

    by OutlawsDelejos

    I'd say not....

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    ADAM BROOKS

    by thegoodguy

    is Cap.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    oops... ADAM BROOKS

    by thegoodguy

    he's still unknown... Adam Brooks will be in MTV's Turn the Beat Around this Fri night... http://ww w.mtv.com/videos/movie-trailers/4 71364/turn-the-beat-around.jhtml

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Is that it?

    by hallmitchell

    Come on guys. HOw about forking out a little bit more money. This movie should make a bomb.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    after seeing these choices

    by BooBoosDaddy

    I just shit all over myself. And not in a good way. Meh to them all. Fuck Joe Johnston and fuck Marvel for hiring him.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Jeremy Renner

    by BlackBriar

    Would be a great

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    AVERY BROOKS

    by BandysTract

    is Cap.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Tracy Morgan as Cap!

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    Just kidding! It's amazing to be drunk and on the internet!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Any chance on casting someone

    by Phategod2

    who looks like there sack actually dropped yet. When I think of Cap I think it should be played by someone who actually looks like man if that makes sense.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Why the all the "pretty boy" actors?

    by CaptainBass

    except Krasinki, obviously. I know Cap they want a young-ish actor for Cap but what they have to remember is that war takes it's toll on any man, especially a war where people are dying all around you every day for years. Not even a super-soldier could come through something like that looking like they just stepped out of the salon. They need someone who looks as though they've been through the wringer a few times, not some little ponce who's been for a manicure or ten! They can always give an older actor the "BENJAMIN BUTTON" treatment to make him younger/smaller for the pre-serum days. I've said it before, and I'm going to say it again: ALEXANDER SKARSGARD! Not too well known, has played a military commander before and doesn't look like he just sprouted his first pube. If he's too "known" then whoever it was that suggested BRAD BEYER from "JERICHO" might be on to something. Just dye that gingery nut blond and bingo - one all-American square-jaw & winged-helmet wonder!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    And what about the avengers

    by Phategod2

    Can anyone really see anyone of these guys giving orders to Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark?

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    er...minus extra "Cap"...

    by CaptainBass

    Where the fuck did that cunt come from? GIVE US AN EDIT FUNCTION YOU TIGHTWADS!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:06 a.m. CST

    I see Krasinski as the "before" version...

    by Bill Clay

    He has that everyman Average Joe look that would suit the pre-Super Soldier serum Steve Rogers. But I don't know how he would pull off that bulked up Captain America look.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST

    HURT LOCKER's Jeremy Renner. Genius.

    by CENOBITE

    He would be perfect. MAKE IT SO.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:12 a.m. CST

    My list contains

    by Phategod2

    Mark Valley, Aaron Eckhart, John Hamm, and Mathew Fox. see all men with the exception Eckhart they should all come pretty cheap.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Oh and Jeremy Renner

    by Phategod2

    Who should be playing Thor.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    To DavidCarradinesAutoEroticRobot

    by mikefl

    John Krasinski is not Jewish. Polish-Irish, actually. Chris Pine is part Jewish, though.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Krasinski

    by mikefl

    Horrible choice in general. Has a weird Richard Nixon/Pinocchio nose that doesn't look like Cap. They should go with someone in their '30s. Eric Dane maybe.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Mr_Satan, are you serious?

    by Tangent

    They dont call him Captain America because his rank is captain. First off, he was a newly enlisted private. Second, "Captain" is a comic term to make the name sound "cooler." Captain Atom was a scientist, not a military man. Captain Planet wasn't enlisted either for that matter. His age should be chosen based on how to best portray the character, not to hold up to some military regularity that doesnt even apply to the character.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST

    CHACE CRAWFORD?

    by reflecto

    WTF is wrong with these people?

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Nerd Rage

    by Tangent

    Right there with you buddy. When I think "dude I would be moved to charge into battle with," I think of someone like Mark Valley. If he charged up wearing the helmet and the mask and said "lets go soldier," I would salute and follow him willingly. If some of these younger guys came up and did the same, I would probably say "screw you dude. I kind of want to live through this." Im not saying go for R. Lee Ermy or anything, but you need someone who is old enough to convey a certain sense of experience and wisdom while being young enough to still lay down a whoopin'. If Captain Reynolds had been in his mid twenties, Simon would have hit him right back. Those few extra years can make all the difference.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    This is bullshit...no Ackles, no Valley, no Awesome

    by masteryoda007

    Well done Marvel. Good way to fuck up a franchise.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Ackles would make a perfect

    by Phategod2

    Flash or Green Lantern.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Hahaha.

    by DutchRudder

    Loving the nerd rage, B.P. reference. Krasinski is alright with me, but its too close to the unibomber's name, and its too much of a risk with the overseas audience...SOOOOOOO....

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:33 a.m. CST

    New Nightmare On Elm Street Trailer www.Fanboyweb.com

    by iloveaicn

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:45 a.m. CST

    That Dexter dude...

    by Karl Childers

    Michael C. Hall as Cap- Jason Issacs as The Red Skull!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Good One

    by Phategod2

    I also said Micheal C hall if he's healthy enough to get back into shape.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Renner is already playing Hawkeye in Thor

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Or some shit like that i heard.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Michael C. Hall

    by GavinVanDraven

    gotta throw that name in the mix. that dude has acting chops, the look and build to pull it off. he's this years emmy winner for best actor in Dexter, and was the only reason GAMER was watchable. everyone sees him as the bad guy type, but can be very charming/funny/heroic at other times. also can play a character in early 20's to late 30's easily.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:04 a.m. CST

    wow

    by GavinVanDraven

    good call guys, i was typing it as you posted it.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Very safe, very mediocre choices

    by DC Films

    And a couple that are just plain wrong and seem to be there just to make the gossip mongers think that they're not all about SAFE & MEDIOCRE....<P><P>But it seems they are, and their final safe & mediocre choice will prove it.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Michael C Hall as Hank Pym

    by monolithik

    I think Marvel should lock down MCH, but for Pym instead. Seeing that they're going for the Ultimates universe here, his knack for the paranoid, borderline-psychotic part would play better as Pym/Giant Man, the man that almost had it all.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Also not feeling Captain Halpert

    by monolithik

    MARVEL as Captain America encases the Red Skull's desk items in Jell-O! WATCH IN AWE as Captain America stares incredulously at the camera every 30 seconds! BE AMAZED as he steals the heart of the receptionist(Pepper Potts) from the douchebag mechanic guy(Tony Stark)!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Krasinski as Bucky, though...

    by monolithik

    I could live with.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:30 a.m. CST

    monolithik

    by David Cloverfield

    I laughed.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by monolithik

    Until someone on YouTube shoops Marvel character heads over The Office intro.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:40 a.m. CST

    I'm good with Krasinski...

    by DarqueGuy

    Especially if they're going with the "real" Marvel Universe Cap, not the crappy, jingoistic "Ultimates" Cap. Krasinski can bulk up and do fight training, no problem, but what's important is that he can inspire people. And I think Krasinski could have that in spades. People talk about putting him up against Downey's Stark, but imagine Stark being snarky, only to have Cap deliver a genuine, heartfelt speech that cuts through all of the cocky defenses Stark has. That's what Cap should be and I think Krasinski could deliver that.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    And furthermore...

    by DarqueGuy

    Mark Valley, Ben Browder, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt, Matthew McCougnahey, Aaron Eckart, and Nathan "The new Bruce Campbell of geek casting" Fillion: TOO OLD FOR THE PART. Move on, already. Damon wouldn't touch this project with a ten-foot pole...I think he's an "important" actor now. Ryan McPartland looks the part, but I don't know if he has the chops...he played a superhero in a straight-to-video flick and wasn't very good. I'd be down for Ackles, too, but it doesn't look like it's happening.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST

    John Hamm as CAPTAIN AMERICA...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...But only if he wears that vest and chaps from the Scott Brown SNL sketch as his uniform.<p> I stole that joke, but Gawddammit, it was funny.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Wow. That is a terrible fucking list of names.

    by Laserhead

    Just get a random unknown that at least LOOKS like a man.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 6:17 a.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure this list is studio subterfuge, and they'll

    by CreasyBear

    actually pick a quality, big-name actor for the role. That way, we'll all be so grateful in comparison to this list that nobody will have a problem with the real pick. I hope, anyway.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Krasinski already played a USO kind of character

    by thalvar

    in the movie "Leatherheads". It might fit. It might be weird, but everybody thought the same about Michael Keaton as Batman.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    You know who has the perfect look?

    by thalvar

    Alan Ritchson, the Aquaman guy from Smallville. His acting... well, that's another story... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2024927/

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    I think they'll really put emphasis on the origin

    by David Cloverfield

    That's why they are looking for these man children. You can bulk up a skinny boy to look like a superhero, but you can't do it the other way around. So expect a good 40 minutes of pre serum Steve Rogers.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    He has to have that Maximus quality.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    How about they cast a man and not a boy

    by moorE12

    I know most of these guys are older, but cast someone who looks like a man.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    THOR should be Captain America

    by Curious Jorge

    Chris Hemsworth, who played Kirk's father in STAR TREK, is the obvious choice to play Steve Rogers. Unfortunately, he's been cast as THOR, instead.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Is Robert Downey Jr. Too

    by Phategod2

    old I mean hes a year younger then Eckhart and Valley So I dont think it too much to ask to have them cast someone who actually looks like a man, and not a little boy.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Why a young guy?

    by parissun

    Captain America was an experienced WWII soldier not some green kid. I personally think Jamie Bamber would be fine, maybe a bit too compact. Not to sure if Jensen Ackles can carry the role but he definitely has the stature. Matthew Mac would work but I think Mark Blucas would fit the role just as well or Josh Harnett. The real problem with this casting is that if you screw up Captain America, you have screwed the Avengers. But I wouldn't just limit it to young guys. An actor in his late 30s or 40s could still put this off. So, choose well.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Eric Dane... or is he too old?

    by dailysportspages

    Jeff Hephner is not very well known, he is 6'2 and has the right look. Could stand to gain a few pounds of muscle though. Plus he was a star college basketball player so we know he's athletic. <br> <br> If they go with a shorter guy then they should maybe cast someone like Ben McKenzie. He seems to like to play the strong silent reluctant hero type. <br>

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Rat's ass

    by Jubal_Early

    Anybody give one? Really? After we've all seen what they've done to Wolverine and the others, are we really anticipating this now? I mean...WOLVERINE, guys. Remember how pissed off you were? Remember the glory shot of Wolverine walking away in slow-mo while the helicopter blew up behind him (look up Lonely Island's "Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions" song to understand why it's ridiculous, no matter WHO it is walking away)? And this is Captain America, the one character who, ironically, will divide the country he means to unite--liberals will be unhappy if he's too much the yes-man lapdog of America, and conservatives will be angry if he's not, if he shows any willingness to question his government at all. No matter what ol' Cap does, he's boned. So, you know what'll happen? Yeah...that's it, you're almost there with me. He'll be some MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD, nondescript creature who preaches mindlessly about Americans needing inspiration. Inspiration for WHAT, asshole, we'll be asking. Got any specific ideas, or just meaningless rhetoric that neither confirms nor denies that gays should/shouldn't be married--they can't even let Cap get CLOSE to answering that sort of question in any way, shape, form or fashion. So, if he's not STANDING for anything, then what the fuck IS he? I'll tell ya. Just another dude with powers who we're supposed to believe can save us. Anyways...we're all just floating...

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Ben Affleck, before he was soiled by Bay/Bruckheimer

    by Borstal Boy

    ...and all of his other shitty choices as an actor. Although he has redeemed himself in my eyes with Gone Baby Gone.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Terrible Idea

    by tallsy

    Krasnicki's a terrible idea. Why would you try to replicate The Replacements? It was a total disaster, and he was a total disaster in it. I guess I'd go with Porter from this list<p> I sympathize with Marvel here. They need someone in their 20s and yet no one in their 20s has earned the audience cred to do the role.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Curious Jorge - exactly

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    and Alexander Skarsgard for Thor. <p> As an Aussie I like a few of the comments about how its Brits and Aussies, playing the tough guy roles now.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    There is no way John K is seriously being considered

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    No way. His name is just there to get people talking, or because someone is throwing a bone to him and his agent for a past favor or something.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Besides, Captain Awesome is Captain America

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    They forgot to include Peter Wentz on that list

    by NippleEffect

    of manly manly men

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    krasinski is actually not bad. If he gains 20lbs of muscle.

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    whatch the leatherhaeds trailer, he is a big guy... and he can play that circa 1940's everyguy. he just needs to be more imposing... and be able to play the leader role.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    although i have to agree- mark valley or jason lewis.

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    personally

    by marzblackmann

    I'm ok with krasinki with being cap.He'll have time to beef up.I would love to see C.Walz as the red skull!THAT would be awesome.We will see.I just want a GOOD solid script.PLEASE let it be GOOD.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Wha, John Krasinski??

    by kafka07

    LOL

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Krasinski's girlfriend should get to play

    by Dennis_Moore

    Janet Pym / Wasp, since she didn't get to be Black Widow. Also, Jenna Fischer should be cast as a girl who sits on my face.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I love the idea of Krasinski as Cap

    by TheSplinter

    It works so right but it seems so wrong. Watch Leatherheads (or not, b/c it was kinda shitty) and see how he can pull off the charming goober that Captain A is. Remember the outrage when Mr. Mom was cast as Batman? Oh wait- that was 1988 and most of you weren't born yet. Fuck I'm old.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I love the idea of Krasinski as Cap

    by TheSplinter

    It works so right but it seems so wrong. Watch Leatherheads (or not, b/c it was kinda shitty) and see how he can pull off the charming goober that Captain A is. Remember the outrage when Mr. Mom was cast as Batman? Oh wait- that was 1988 and most of you weren't born yet. Fuck I'm old.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Concerning the complaints about his nose,

    by Dingbatty

    which smack of eugenics (who are you rooting for, Red Skull?!?) even if John had a pretty boy's nose, it would probably get broken during all of his fighting. Probably look like Owen Wilson.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Captain Awesome supposedly tested for it...

    by Dragon Man

    I read that Ryan McPartlin had tested for the role and he was at the Wolfman premiere. Wouldn't shock me if he's already been cast and all this is just one big red herring. Krasinski would work too.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Jeremy Renner

    by AD_Skinner

    seems a no-brainer.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    If Jim is Captain America watch out for the Wrath of Dwight K Sh

    by WickedJester

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Travis Van Winkle, the jock boyfriend in TRANSFORMERS

    by JDanielP

    I suppose that one could argue that both Wonder Woman and Captain America were in "TRANSFORMERS" (in a visual sense) ...but honestly, I don't have a good sense of Travis Van Winkle's acting abilities. I can't recall if I've personally witnessed any of his other performances. But from what little performance I have seen, something about him feels very right for CAPTAIN AMERICA. <P>As to the list, I think John Krasinski is a very good actor and will be around for a long time, though not right for Captain America. I figure that with his talent, he would make the part his own...and maybe that would be okay for this interpretation. But as talented as he is, I'm against his casting. <P>I had to research this list...and the only other name that sparked any curiosity was Michael Cassidy.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Watched the Leatherheads trailer

    by David Cloverfield

    Surprised. I... can see Captain Halpert working now...

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Ben Browder

    by KidStellar

    I alaways thought Ben Browder would play Cap, but Sam Worthington would be perfect he's athletic enough and the right age.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    just make a good movie

    by ominus

    after all tobey was not a perfect peter parket,but he did a good job.what matters is the movie to be good.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Another vote for Jared Padalecki

    by D_T

    The guy is just about physically perfect for Cap - tall and ripped, but also kind of a lean athletic build - a great mix for a hero who's supposed to be strong and incredible agile/fast. <p> He has pretty decent acting chops in Supernatty, would probably come on board for a reasonable paycheck and I would think would stick around for a few movies. <p> They should at least short list him and bring him in for a read.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I'd rather have someone...

    by SunTzu77

    like Mark Valley... not some young Twilight effeminate actor.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Krasinski's nose...

    by dale dragon

    Thats the only thing that I dont like about him. I like him as an actor and all, but his nose is gonna look bad underneath a mask. Matt Sallinger had a bad nose too.. remember what he looked like in a mask? Maybe if they get John K a nose job, Ill be into it... I like him otherwise. Oh and they have to dye him blonde

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Hell I'd take...

    by SunTzu77

    Jeremy Renner... over that list of uninspired crappy casting. If I was forced to chose one name off that list... it would be Mike Vogel... just because he does a decent job in "She's Out of My League."

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Padalecki always looks like...

    by TheSplinter

    He's having a migraine when he tries to remember his lines. He never seems intelligent enough to pull of his character, especially someone iconic like Cap A. And speaking of noses- Renner? He's 40 and too old anyway. We need a younger actor, because this will be an origin story.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    looking it over...

    by dale dragon

    John K might be ok. Im looking at some pics online... maybe could do it. BTW, all of these super hero castings make me feel gay for looking up pics of these dudes online

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    @ TheSplinter

    by ugh

    Iron Man was an origin story and it's been a bonus that they Robert Downey, Jr. Besides, Downey is actually older than my suggestion, Aaron Eckhart. Although I respect your opinion, it is unfortunately the same opinion Hollywood execs think would work and more times than not, it doesn't.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    If they go with all unknowns for Marvel's Avengers

    by American Mythos

    Then Downy and Edward Norton (assuming he'll still be Hulk) are going to stick out like sore thumbs standing around a bunch of... well... unknowns. And naturally it will just turn into an Iron Man and Hulk movie when they do eventually get around to Avengers. How about some more starpower to balance it out? Eckhart sounds like a good Captain to me. Good idea whoever suggested it. But please, no baby faces. Eckhart's face has just the right amount of character.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    And about Mark Valley

    by American Mythos

    He would make a great Captain America -- if this was a damn live action television series. This is a movie and Captain America is frigging Captain America. The actor who plays him should be able to put real weight behind the role. I've said it before in another TB - Valley is the poor man's Tom Berenger.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Horrible choices all!! Better choices include:

    by rightarm4Rosario

    Aaron Eckhart! Jon Hamm! Alexander Skarsgard! Jared Padelecki! Chris Pine! THose are the cream of the crop, but I'd also be happy with Ryan Kwanten from True Blood, and Scott Caan could pull it off. Micheal C. Hall from Dexter and Six Feet Underis a helluva actor and could do the job. Tired of Matt Damon and he skews a bit old, but I'd rather hae a guy in his late 30s or early 40s than these guys who are barely in their 20s. I would also take Peter Krause from Six Feet Under or Matthew Fox/Josh Holloway from LOST. I think Krasinski has the acting chops, but not the looks. If they cast someon under 25, who doesn't even LOOK the part, they're making a HUGE mistake. Why not cast a bit older, like they did with Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man? After all, this guy is going to have to act opposite him in the Avengers movie if all goes well. C'mon Marvel! Don't fuck this up!!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    As in...

    by American Mythos

    ... Valley just sort of exists on the screen. No sincere intensity, no allure, forced charisma. To me he's like watching paint dry.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Josh Duhamel anyone?

    by MrClark

    How has this name not been brought up? Everyone has been saying if Mark Valley were ten years younger he'd be perfect well guess what Duhamel is basically a younger Mark Valley!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Just pick the best actor

    by krabklaw

    Just pick the best actor, and if you do that, then hopefully he'll make us believe he's Captain America. I trust Joe Johnston so I hope he makes the final decision.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Captain Awesome or The Iceman

    by Dovecrusher

    Ryan McPartlin has the combination of qualities this role needs. Skarsgard ruled in GenKill as a battle test US Marine. Either one would be perfect. I like Ackles or Hedlund. Krasinski just does not work. Does. Not. Work.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Dharma4 is right. Ackles, Ackles, Ackles.

    by FamousEccles

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    The discussion begins, and ends, with Warwick Davis

    by just pillow talk

    Nuff said.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    eh, fuck it. Just make a CGI John Wayne

    by br1947

    with "America, FUCK YEA!" as the title theme

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Krasinksi actually clever...

    by crazypants

    Height is much more important than breadth in movies - Krasinski's 6'3" is going to be HUGE on screen - he'll be taller than Iron Man in full armor, dwarfed only by Thor (perhaps) and the Hulk. JK will definitely beef up for the role and will look enormous. Finally Cap was a 100lb sickly geek before the Super Soldier serum turned him into the hro he is. Cap was never the tough as nails, grizzled combat vet barking orders and chewing on a stogie warrior - he's the emblem of American do-rightness and decency and ability to kick ass. He's a leader because he's so ridiculously decent, backed by his superhuman fighting abilities, that its nearly impossible not to follow the man. He doesn't lead by threat of violence or fear or bloodthirstiness - he's heroism incarnate.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, noon CST

    scott Porter...

    by joevfx

    he is my first choice out of the bunch, he looks like Rogers too. But i still would rather have that guy from the TV show Chuck. Chucks's sister's fiance, Mr.awsome. he is dead on steve rogers, and has the all american look.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Ryan McPartlin yes!!!

    by joevfx

    that's the guys name i was thinking of. they NEED to get him !!!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    by evilhoban

    Jensen Ackles would make a perfect Cap...Dean Winchester is one of the my favorite characters on TV....a tough man's man with a dry, sarcastic sense of humor. You can see why he gets the chicks and don't hate him for it....like an anti-Timberlake. Michael C. Hall would make an interesting Banner/Hulk if Norton drops out like he has been implying...

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Warwick Davis is going to play Cap's shield.

    by Dingbatty

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Good! Stay home- nobody cares.

    by krabklaw

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Krasinski the Lesser of these Evils

    by Wcwlkr

    This list absolutely sucks! If I had to choose I'd go with Krasinski but that's a hard sell. But I wasn't immediately sold on Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man now I can't see anyone else. So maybe it'll work. But obviously Chris Pine or Aaron Eckhart would be absolutely perfect. I find this list hard to believe especially with Chase Crawford list, they might as well expect a major bust if they were stupid enough to cast that cat. But Pine or Eckhart man I could take Cap seriously, and up against other Avengers that would work.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Van Winkle

    by tallsy

    I'm actually a defender of van Winkle's acting. He has screen presence. But let's be honest, he always plays dbags because he looks like one which will stop him from getting big parts like this.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Didn't know who Scott Porter was but...

    by Wcwlkr

    I looked him up and realized that's who was Rex Racer in Speed Racer. So I could actually see him playing Cap, but that's again a lesser of the rest of those evils. And I saw another poster's comment early Skarsgard would've have RULED as Thor. But oh well.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Jeez Louise...

    by crazypants

    Alright I just google imaged Ackles and Porter - they're really friggin' pretty! Like lady-pretty. Its Captain America - not Captain Nazi - Steve Rogers happens to be blonde but its not really necessary that he be a beautiful blonde - he's a Joe, an average (actually below average) American made great by a secret drug and his innate heroism and decency. Yes every superhero is comic books is drawn as a square jawed hunky heman type - but you don't need ot follow that trend in a movie - hence small wiry RDJ as Iron Man, chinless thin Ed Norton as Banner/Hulk. In a movie you should cast gorgeous/he-man types strategically - so Thor should be the biggest, tallest, perfect looking sumbitch on the planet because he's literally a GOD. For other you can cast more normal looking types. Finally - age matters for Cap, if they follow canon and he's a frozen WW2 vet - then he's physically 20-25yrs old. Eckhart would be a great Hawkeye, but he's too old for Cap. Again, too many of you are thinking of Cap as Sgt. Fury when he skews towards Dudley Doright/Clark Kent.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica and Nazis.

    by Keith Maniac

    Krasinski has to throw that mighty shield.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    STARGATE REVOLUTION movie!!!!!!!!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    they need to make it now!!!!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Never heard of any of them...

    by ste1bro

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    STARGATE EXTINCTION AND STARGATE REVOLUTION

    by DioxholsterReturns

    ALL NEED TO BE MADE NOW!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    They should have gotten Josh Holloway for Thor

    by chien_sale

    badass long blond hair warrior

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    matthew fox

    by ORIONgods

    one is cheap, not that old and people would follow him into hell

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    theres only one Thor!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    AND HES DEAD! MASS SUICIDE IS A BITCH!!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    On Awesome and Skarsgard...

    by Evil Sean

    It's cool that, once you filter through people wanting Nathan Fillion or John Hamm (who would be awesome as Supes) for everything and the people who can't separate an actor from a role they're known for, the fanboys can actually cast some of these movies better than the people who get paid to do it. By all accounts, Christian Bale as Bats was inspired casting and fanboy approved. Which brings me to the names most often bandied about on this talkback. I remember watching Generation Kill when it was first on and thinking Skarsgard would be a terrific Captain America. I had no idea he was Swedish (b/c I didn't know his name) and had no idea that he was even the same actor I'd seen in Zoolander and other projects. He embodied the all American soldier and, at a young age, had the presence and warmth in the role that made you believe his guys wanted to follow him. Awesome from Chuck, on the other hand, certainly looks the part but we're not so sure about his acting chops. In his defense, he's playing a specific type on Chuck and I'm sure he's capable of more. We caught a glimpse of this in the episode of Madmen where Betty picks him up in a bar and cheats on Don. I was stoked when I realized it was Awesome. All of this being said both are INFINITELY better choices than the Tiger Beat squad (and Office Jim) leaked to the press. This character is the frigging leader of the Avengers. He has to have presence. Weight. Has to inspire others. As for the age argument, a 30 year old actor in this day and age can certainly play an action role for 8 or 10 more years. Cruise and Pitt are both over 40 and still playing younger parts. That's why I hate it when they cast 22 year-olds because of the sequel factor - you can cast older and still be fine while making the character way more believable! I think it's almost unanimous that they went way too young in casting Superman Returns, for instance.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I love how...

    by Kremzeek

    Most talkbackers claim to be film enthusiasts, know a lot about the industry, etc. Yet somehow, even after plenty of examples of actors being more versatile than they're given credit for (Johnny Depp or Heath Ledger anyone?), a lot of you are still so small-minded. In regard to Krasinski, he's a good actor. If you disagree, cool. But I hate all this shit like "from the Office? WTF?!"... like the guy could or should never, ever play another type of role, ever. Should he be Cap? I don't know. But should he be written off just because he's best known for his role on a comedy show cast? If it was up to talkbackers, yes. Glad it's not up to you.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Captain America???!!! how about STARGATE REVOLUTION?????

    by DioxholsterReturns

    how do you people live with yourselves????

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    STARGATE ATLANTIS WILL LIVE ON!!!!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    MAKE STARGATE EXTINCTION ALREADY!!!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    none of the above. Skarsgard, Ackles, that guy who played

    by SID 8.0

    Smith on Sex and the City would be good except his voice just ain't there. Paul Walker showed some chops in Flags of our Fathers and Running Scared. But like evil sean said above Skarsgard is the best choice by far. He should have been Thor I don't know how they dropped that ball.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    STARGATE IS WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    FORGET HEALTH CARE! MAKE MORE STARGATE MOVIES NOW!!!!!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Ackles had a scheduling conflict!

    by oisin5199

    they actually considered him, but he's probably still contracted for Supernatural, so he's out, and so is Padalecki. dstrange, I agree. People don't seem to get the concept of acting. That people who do comedy are actually better at doing drama, than dramatic actors are at being comedic. I think Krasinski can actually act, and isn't one of these pretty boys who can only do supporting roles. And he's not lanky. He's actually pretty thick and can probably bulk up easily. My only problem is his nose. But it is an audition process, and Krasinski could probably pull it off. They need someone to be both heroic, and still somewhat out of place. Of course, the bigger question is who they're casting for Bucky!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    STARGATE ROCKS!!!!!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    I dont care about this article, i just care about stargate!!!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Strange

    by KabutoKoji

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm? So Jensen Ackles from Supernatural won't be Captain America? Weird.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Blade 4

    by Axl Z

    Yes please..

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    @ oisin5199 and @crazypants

    by evilhoban

    - I think his conflict was for the screen test, but Ackles is still considered. - You Googled?! Watch an episode of Supernatural from the last couple of seasons. He sure doesn't "act" pretty....

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    KabutoKoji

    by KabutoKoji

    I hear some poeple here saying that whoever they cast needs to be able to lead Downey and Norton..... Sorry boys and girls, Norton is no longer part of this team. I don't know what they will do with The Hulk but Norton's not coming back. For a sequel nor The Avengers

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Krasinski

    by Toonol

    It's growing on me. Most of that list is laughably lightweight teen idol fluff. Porter didn't look too bad.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Really?

    by Teddy Artery

    Unlike this bunch, I have no interest in the casting choice for Cap'n America. Just let me know when it's done shooting and then I'll decide whether it's worth seeing. Life is too short trying to second-guess someone else's job.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Captain America

    by blurosetat

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan(Watchmen)

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Alexander Skarsgård

    by deelzbub

    Generation Kill, True Blood <P> He's Cap, man. Please don't screw this up, buncha jackasses!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Red Jester is right

    by deelzbub

    Alexander Skarsgård is really the BEST choice. <P> Here I am, beating a drum for someone who I've never met.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Earth to Captain Skarsgård,

    by Dingbatty

    let's go get an orange mocha frappuccino! Seriously, though, he'd do.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Whedon's Cast-Offs!

    by cricklewood

    Fillion. Blucas. Boreanaz. Mark Lutz! You know it makes sense!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Good Point Immortal Fish

    by deelzbub

    They need someone who (post-transformation) will be in top-human form. Like an Olympic athlete or trained elite soldier (like a seal or ranger). Who will have the gravitas to lead Iron Man and a Norse God into battle. (You really don't lead the Hulk, you just unleash him.) <P> Alexander Skarsgård ! <P> I really think it would be easier and more COST EFFICIENT to CGI his frail weak self for the first 15 min of the movie, than to have to wear a padded suit or CGI his height for 90 min!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    MARVEL!!!

    by knowledge1027

    just read that marvel also wanted to get Ackles in for a test but they had scheduling conflicts

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Ackles all the way

    by Chard

    It's got to be Ackles Marvel!!! Hold your nerve and don't rush into casting Cap, or going for some stunt casting. So what if the office dude can play an element of the character well (like the man out of time part) he also needs to have the gravitas and screen presence to hold his own against RDJ and L Jackson. I think that's something Ackles could do easy, especially if Marvel take a more Ultimates approach to the character (and judging by casting L Jackson as Fury they are). Height wise he is a good fit also, not taller than the dude playing Thor but bigger than RDJ (well when is out of the lifts). Plus isn't the Captain America movie tagline 'The First Avenger'? tends to suggest he is going to be a major player in the The Avenger's movie itself, and I don't for one want to see some loveable kid play Cap and have him grow into the role of leader, he needs to hit the ground running and inspire those around him. Let's start the official Ackles for America campaign!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    This will Flop!

    by Shaun1138

    Is it just me? I predict "Thor" and "Captain America" to flop. They might get an audience like "The Fantastic Four".

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    The guys on this list look like straw men

    by liljuniorbrown

    Compared to the way Cap is drawn. First off,anything related to Gossip Girl just makes me sick at my stomach. That show looks like one big commerical for Abercrombie and Fitch thrown in with a bunch of future herpes patients.The guy from the office didn't look so bad in Leather Heads and that movie was horrid. He's a big,strong looking guy but who knows right? I wouldn't have went with the guy from American Psycho as Batman but look how that turned out. One last thing Jensen Ackles should be HawkEye or really he was born to play the part of Green Arrow. Just saying.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    the twilighting

    by frank cotton

    has begun

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    missed one...

    by cricklewood

    Adam 'Jayne' Baldwin

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Its ALL about the body

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Krasinski could actually be okay in terms of acting skills, onscreen likeability, etc -- but he OBVIOUSLY would have to pull off a MAJOR Chris Reeves stunt and bulk up into some serious shape. My fear is that given his body type, he'll get in shape and trimmer, but won't really BULK UP to fill out the costume.<p>He's definitely a reach, but of the names listed he's only really "name" there given his national exposure in THE OFFICE and some duddy movies.<p>All in all thought, speaking as someone who lives and works out here in Hollywood -- which is always OVERFLOWING with would-be actors, and that's not counting actors in NY or other cities doing stage work and whatnot -- it's still amazing that these fucking casting directors can't find a guy who has a good chin, is in shape, has some level of personality, and would look good onscreen.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage

    by Mr_Satan

    Yes I am serious. And look at the age of draftees back then or anytime. He would have been frigging 18 or 19 right out high school. As in the comics. But he was unable to get into the military because he was so weak. Old men in their 30's while still being drafted in that war wouldn't have been so idealistic as a young man. <p> I have know idea how old you are but, your not being serious with your expectations. Yes Capt Atom, Planet, Cold are all monikers. But Capt America was actually made a captain. You can't lead men with out being given a commission in the military. I'm right your not. And trust me. If he were just named Cap no one would follow him. No matter what he looks like.<p>

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Is Aaron Eckhart too old?

    by cloneomat

    Cuz that's who I'd like to see behind the shield. Also, John Krazinski? Really dude? Like his giant schnoz would fit in a mask.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I'd say Eric Dane

    by jermcdee

    ya know, if they're gonna go with a tv actor.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Mr_Satan

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    <p>I'm not really for or against your the argument you're making, but I think it's a bit silly to think that the main reason for people following Cap is, in fact, because he's a bona-fide captain.</p> <p>If I had the choice of following a normal captain, or a regular grunt who just happened to have near-superhuman strength and agility, while armed with a nigh-indestructible vibranium shield. . .I don't know about you, man, but I'd be following the latter.</p>

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Lee Pace

    by dailysportspages

    http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd348/muudang/rough.jpg

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Not Skarsgaard

    by tallsy

    Casting a non-American would be a marketing disaster of epic proportions. <p> Someone young enough to play the part but has the authority to lead the Avengers with RDJ, Jackson, and Norton is just a circle that cannot be squared. (Putting aside whether an Avengers' movie is a good idea.)

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Lee Pace

    by mullymt

    YES, YES, YES! Great idea!

  • Feb. 25, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    But if Skarsgaard nailed it

    by deelzbub

    and got the character right- physique, temperment, etc....then his green card status I think most of us could live with

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    by Tangent

    dstrange- I see the value in John K. and dont see him as being "too limited" to pull it off, I just dont feel that he looks enough like a grown up. I feel that whoever plays Cap should have a wisdom to his look. Theres a reason we take McKellen so seriously as a wizard and giggle at Nic Cage. Same thing here. I think John is a very capable actor, but some things arent about acting.<br> blurosetat- If Jeffrey Dean Morgan got cast as Captain America, then he couldnt be Lobo and that would be a shame.<br> cricklewood- Adam Baldwin! Good call! Didnt even think of him, but yeah, I would buy that.

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Wow, John K? Really?

    by dahveed1972

    Chris Pine would be perfect if he were a foot taller. Cap is like 6'3" and built like a tight end. Find a decent nobody actor whos tall with an athletic build and give him a supporting cast of A or B list character actors. And a recognizable hottie to play whatsherface. Done

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Ackles

    by dahveed1972

    My gf watches Supernatural on occasion, and he aint much of an actor. And wasnt he on Melrose Place or 90210? Who the hell suggested him anyway? Still thinking of the right guy, but im drawing a blank.

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    The Red Skull

    by dahveed1972

    Okay, just figured this one out at least: Christoph Waltz IS the Red Skull. Done and done. And if they cast him now before he wins an oscar, they can get him at a reasonable price. Otherwise they can overpay for somebody like Jeremy Irons or Ralph Fienes. Actually, Fienes would be ok (forgot about Schindlers list), but Hans Landa would be godam perfect!

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    You know, the type of physique most want for Cap...

    by dailysportspages

    Would be the one Tom Welling has. Maybe since he couldnt actually get to be Superman he can be Captain American? <br> Im not sure if facially he is right, and he does seem to have too much of a tan going on most of the time. <br> But physically he is about perfect. <br> Muscular but cut, not bulky. <br> I dont know how he would look with blonde hair though. <br> <br> Earlier i mentioned Lee Pace, but maybe his facial features arent angular enough for Captain America... in fact he would probably make a better Superman than anything. <br> He has a little bit of that old fashioned thing going on that Jon Hamm has.

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 4:24 a.m. CST

    What about Brandon Routh?

    by dailysportspages

    He is no longer gonna be Superman, so why not go from DC's #1 hero, to Marvels #1 hero? <br> <br> http://tinyurl.com/ybraxhb

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Wilmer Valderrama for Cap.

    by Damien Chowder

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Ryan Gosling, Ryan Kwanten, (ahhh) Sean William Scott?

    by rightarm4Rosario

    I still prefer Aaron Eckhart, but Gosling has shown some acting chops (despite his turn in "the Notebook"). Hell, I'd prefer Sean William Scott (aka "Stifler") to the guy from Gossip Girl. Hell, get me Rick Schroeder or Mark-Paul Gossalear. If you're skewing young, you could do worse than Ryan Kwanten from True Blood.

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    USO...

    by VinnyMac666

    I think everybody is waaaay misleading the USO comments the director made. I don't think he's a performer as much as he'll come out and rally the troops, hence the costume. Think like the Halo Spartans wrapped in a flag. And as far as casting how many times have we been in this position? (Hugh Jackman, Heath Ledger) Only to find it works and amazingly at that. Just wait until we see it in action before you discredit an actor.

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Gossip Girl dude should be Bucky

    by rightarm4Rosario

    You'd bring in the girls who think he's dreamy, and the guys who can't wait for the flashback scene where he dies in a fiery plane explosion!

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Wow! Krasinski!! Next we should cast -

    by rightarm4Rosario

    Zach Braff as Hawkeye!

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Easy fix for problem of "young Cap recruit"

    by rightarm4Rosario

    He's been unthawed since the late 90's, and working for the government/Shield with that dude who showed up in the Iron Man movie. Bam! Now you can have a flashback scene with whatever teen beat actor you want, and move to the present-day avengers/cap movies with the Eckhart/Hamm/Skarsgard Cap.

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Ok. Finally - the teen heartthrob route

    by rightarm4Rosario

    Finally, if you MUST go the teen heartthrob route, try casting someone with facility for acting. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Jake Gyllenhall. Both would need some Mark Mcgwire steroids. That's it.

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    JAI COURTNEY fro SPARTACUS has the right look

    by Ebixby

    However, he is aussie... Just slap a buzzcut on that guy and you got the perfect cap. He's big, can act, and does decent fight sequences. I'd be willing to get a non american if he fits almost every bill...

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    TOO YOUNG TOO YOUNG ALL TOO YOUNG

    by thekylegassproject

    WHAT THE FUCK?! cap needs to have the motherfucking swagger of a man twice these kids age. a certain antiquity would be good as well<p> JON HAMM or DAMIAN LEWIS!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by Evil Sean

    The more I think about it, they really need to skew older with who they're considering. Damian Lewis is a great suggestion kylegass, but he's almost 40. I wish William Fichtner was about 25 years younger (just checked his imdb 54!?) they need to find a younger version of a guy like him. Kevin McKidd from Rome is a little too old. Who are the younger guys of this type in Hollywood? Who is the next Harrison Ford?

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Mark Valley as Cap!!

    by Stalkeye

    Atleast the fucker has combat experience.Although he may be too short to play Stevie.

  • Feb. 26, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Benjamin McKenzie for Cap

    by ORIONgods

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    MrClark...

    by SunTzu77

    I disagree with Mythos... Valley has a charm about him. John Krasinski is just too tall, awkward, and a dork. Maybe that's the direction the studio is leaning? Who knows... it's weird they list all these other actors who have the square jaw, etc. Yeah... Josh Duhamel might be a good choice... he's done "When in Rome" and the Transformer movies... but this would be the perfect breakout role / vehicle for him. Another name that popped into my head was Jack Huston. I guess the other posters forget they want an unknown or relatively unknown actor for the role because of cost, etc. People like Aaron Eckhart won't do the role... for starters the cash... but he's already associated with Two-Face. Chris Pine won't do it unless they offer him major cash... he's already made a name for himself with Star Trek.

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    I just get a bad vibe.

    by SunTzu77

    My gut says Captain American and Thor are going to be mediocre to bad film adaptations. I hope I'm wrong.

  • Feb. 27, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    errr

    by SunTzu77

    Captain America*

  • March 1, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    They'd have to dye his hair...

    by 11dayempire

    ...but how about Rudy Reyes from Generation Kill? The only downside to that being that he should really be playing Superman, but what the hell.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Or, here's a wild thought.

    by 11dayempire

    There are a lot of talented young guys in the US military; singers, musicians... actors? Why don't the producers hold a casting call among the services for Cap? I mean, they might get a complete nobody WHO IS ACTUALLY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, which would be a massive PR win. Sorta like the hunt for Scarlett O'Hara, only with more testosterone.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    hey that'

    by studmaster

  • March 2, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    HEY THAT'S NOT FAIR!

    by studmaster

    Where's the steamy orgy? I hit that link thinkin' that I would be rewarded with a picture of krasinski with a coupla cocks in his mouth! Why do you tease, AIC?!

  • March 4, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Captain Casting

    by mobstar

    Don't believe any of the names. Especially the office guy..don't think Marvel is stupid and wouldn't do that. The best choice by far is Captain Awesome from Chuck. He reminds me of a young Christoper Reeve and he looks like Cap would.

  • March 5, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    heres the true captain

    by moosebuddy

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2227414/ vote for him