The man: Channing Tatum
The rumour: April 2009. Tatum – who is already well versed in heroic matters, thanks to GI Joe – tells MTV, “I would love to talk about it!”
Why he could wield the shield: He has the build and he’s slowly maturing into a decent actor, though we doubt the script would give him much of a chance to prove that.
But more subtle work in films like Stop Loss suggest he'll put in a decent, homespun performance, which seems right for the Cap's alter ego Steve Rogers. And like Cena, he'd be cheap.
Why he’s not right: Not quite A-list enough yet. Marvel is likely looking for someone who can handle both the heroics and bring some real awareness to the character.
Also, he's up against our next candidate...