Marvel has been pretty busy this week with all their “leaked” photos and the casting news regarding Jeremy Renner and The Avengers. Their latest development has to do with the Captain America movie and Neal “Creepy Blue Eyes” McDonough. According to Deadline, the actor may be up for a role in the Marvel film as Dum Dum Dugan.
The site claims that McDonough is in negotiations to star as Dugan but the studio is playing coy on whether or not its true. In the comics Dugan mostly interacted with Nick Fury, who’s played by Samuel L. Jackson in the film series. Dugan is known for his trademark derby, dark hair, and over the top mustache. He pretty much looks like Sam Elliot with a dye job.
Visually McDonough doesn’t fit the character at all but talent wise he could bring something decent to the table. We guess that’s why the whole thing is being downplayed by Marvel because they’re not sure how fans will react. The actor definitely has the free time on his hands to shoot the film, since his dramatic exit from the summer ABC series, “Scoundrels.”
Captain America: The First Avenger is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22, 2011.
What do you think of Neal McDonough as a possible Dum Dum Dugan?