Captain America shortlist emerges

Is John Krasinski up for the hero outfit?


More superhero news comes today in the shape of Captain America casting.

Apparently Marvel have a six-man shortlist for the role of Steve Rogers aka Captain America. And top of that list seems to be John Krasinski, best known for his appearances in the US The Office, and films like Away We Go, Dreamgirls and Jarhead.

Also in the running are Scott Porter (Speed Racer, below), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Michael Cassidy (Smallville), Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) and Patrick Flueger (Brothers).

Other names floating around are Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford (who has yet to be invited to complete a screen test) and Tron Legacy’s Garret Hedlund.

The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that Marvel wants each actor to sign a 30-day hold during the testing. This basically means that the actors can’t sign on to any other movie projects while they’re testing – it’s to stop a repeat of the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool/Green Lantern casting confusion.

The Captain America contract itself will also include a Samuel L Jackson echoing nine-film option, which covers both America and Avengers films as well as other possible spin-offs. As for payment, the initial offer is said to be just $300k.

So, who will Marvel and director Joe Johnston pick? They obviously want to get this right if they’re going to sign somebody on for nine films. Of them all, Krasinski seems the most likely, if unconventional; the others are all either too young or too pretty.

Look out for more news when we get it.

Are any of these guys the new Captain America? Got any better suggestions?

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    • govenorarnold

      Feb 25th 2010, 8:58

      Scott Porter should be given a chance. He's done a good job in Friday Night Lights.

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    • Mixlexic

      Feb 25th 2010, 9:22

      I thought Ryan McPartlin, Captain Awesome from Chuck would have made a good Captain America but John Krasinski will probably get the gig

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    • DanRose

      Feb 25th 2010, 11:31

      bollocks to the lots of them, Captain America needs to be charming, smart, good looking, witty, and a double hard b*****d... there is only one man who can fill these boots and that my friends is Nathan Fillion....

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    • mrblonde

      Feb 25th 2010, 12:16

      I also think Nathan Fillion would make a good Captain America, although the more I think about it, I personally think that if they were going to cast Chris Hemsworth as any Avenger it should have been as Cap instead of Thor and cast Alexander Skarsgard from True Blood as Thor instead.

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 25th 2010, 18:05

      Out of that list I like Mike Vogel.

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    • MarvelManiac

      Feb 25th 2010, 23:39

      Jensen Ackles all the way! look at the guy he's perfect for him, perfect voice, height, build, hair, demeanor, he's an unknown who could bring something different to the screen!! I have said he should be him since before the film had a go ahead and director!!! check out this facebook page!/group.php?gid=79980154610&ref=ts

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    • Kcat10

      Feb 26th 2010, 1:20

      Dear Mr. Stan Lee and Marvel, Please cast Nathan Fillion as Captain America. Here's why: He's a brilliant actor. He's got hero written all over him. He's built big, strong, tough, and he's beyond handsome. He's young, wildly talented in both comedy and drama, and he's sexy-hot-mess-gorgeous! He's the perfect choice to represent a true American because he came here to live from another country; in this case, Canada. America is a giant melting-pot, and he is a living example of what America stands for. I'm an American girl and I feel Nathan Fillion deserves this part most of all. Do the right thing; make Nathan Fillion Captain America. Thank you!

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