The man: Aaron Eckhart
The rumour: July 2005. Website Imagine Casting (along with a whole host of web board comments before and after) pins Eckhart as a possible Cap.
Why he could wield the shield: That chin, for one thing. It practically screams superhero.
And he’s at the right level of fame for the role – not a huge expensive star, but plenty famous after The Dark Knight.
Why he’s not right: The Dark Knight’s exposure as a soiled urban saviour might play against him.
The tragedy of Two-Face to glittering, squeaky-clean cultural icon might be too much of a leap.