Is John Krasinski the new Captain America? – UPDATE

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Fox 411 (perhaps the least reliable source I’ve ever sited) is claiming that ‘The Office’ star John Krasinski is now the clear frontrunner to land the coveted role of Captain America.  They go on to mention that he has read for the part 4 times, screen tested twice and they’ve even brought him in to read with actresses that are up for the female lead.  Supposedly, the “big bosses” love him and are eager to get the casting lined up.

First, let me reiterate that this is speculation and Fox 411 is a rumor blog.  However, this jives with what we learned a while ago in terms of who was up for the part.  I think John Krasinski is a fine actor, a cool guy and I really like him as an actor.  Unfortunately, I don’t see him as Captain America.  I see Captain America as a chiseled, Superman-like actor that commands the screen.  As great as Krasinski is, I don’t think of him as having a commanding screen presence.  Am I wrong?

UPDATE: If there’s a lesson here, it’s to trust your instincts, folks.  Fox 411 was completely off base and apparently, Krasinski isn’t even in the running anymore.  The Hollywood Reporter (a VERY reliable source) is reporting that Mike Vogel, Chris Evans, Wilson Bethel and Garrett Hedlund are all still in the running.

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