Will the roller-coaster that is the casting for Captain America ever end? Earlier today we reported that “The Office” star John Krasinski was the frontrunner to take on the title character in the live action flick, now we’re hearing that he’s not even in the running and Chris Evans is. So we’ve gone from Jim to The Human Torch, damn these actors with their cross-comic roles. Do you see what Ryan Reynolds has started?
According to Deadline Hollywood, Marvel is still actively looking for the right actor to star in The First Avenger: Captain America, and John Krasinski isn’t it (Thank God!). They must have heard the murmurs from the fan community, because even though he’s a great comedic actor he was not going to cut it as Steve Rogers. Besides him we’re hearing that the other actors who were shortlisted, Chace Crawford, Scott Porter, Michael Cassidy, and Patrick Flueger are no longer candidates.
The role has been narrowed down to three actors, Chris Evans, Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), and Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy). Hedlund was on the original wish-list of actors the producers wanted for the part but he never formally auditioned. Apparently, his reps balked at the idea of him signing for 9 future films and a base salary of around $300,000.
Out of these three, Hedlund’s not going to do it for me. I loved Evans as Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movies (he was the only thing I loved), but like Ryan Reynolds I’m going to need him to pick one franchise and stick to it. So, Mike Vogel will be the only way to go on this one. Even though he’s been steadily acting for the last decade he’s not a big name, and he isn’t the face of a previous franchise.
Out of these three actors who do you want to see as your Captain America?