John Krasinski, Chace Crawford and Garret Hedlund among others, are in the running for Captain America

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Today is a big news day for comic book movie fans.  First we learn that David Goyer is writing the new Superman movie and now we get the first word about possible actors in the running for Captain America.  So far, the following actors have auditioned for the role of Steve Rogers in Joe Johnston’s upcoming film: John Krasinski (‘The Office’), Mike Vogel (CLOVERFIELD), Scott Porter (‘Friday Night Lights’) and Patrick Flueger (BROTHERS).  Chace Crawford (‘Gossip Girl’) and Garret Hedlund (TRON: LEGACY) are also being considered, but have not yet tested.  It should be clear that these are just auditions and that one or none of them might actually be picked.  THOR went through similar casting issues before they chose Chris Hemsworth.

They need to take all the time they need to find an actor that’s perfect for Captain America.  He’s arguably the central character for any upcoming Avengers movie and he needs to be able to hold his own against more established actors (Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson).  I don’t like that they’re going so young for the role and I think they’d be better off looking at someone with more experience.  But at least we now have a feel for what kind of actor they’re looking at.

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Source: Heat Vision

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