Captain America – The Office’s John Krasinski is so close to the Shield
Posted by LiveFor on March 9, 2010
Who would have thought it. Looks as if John Krasinski is getting close to pay the ultimate American Hero, Captain America. He was one of 5 shortlisted actors mentioned a while ago and now Fox 411 have the news that he has had a number of screen tests.
“John has read 4 times and is doing screen tests,” says their source. “He has screen tested 2 times so far. It’s very likely that he will be the new Captain America. He is a favorite among the key decision makers and has been asked to come back for more this week.”
At this point, Krasinski is the main focus at Marvel.
“The big bosses are having him read with multiple actresses up for the female leads. They want to lock down the role and then they will narrow down everyone else.”
“It’s a surprise and we are bracing ourselves for ‘that guy from ‘The Office” to land Captain America. They are not really looking at the other guys, so it’s time to get ready to work with him.”
I’ve only seen a couple of episodes of the American version of The Office so not sure how good he will be as Steve Rogers. I’m sure between now and filming they will get him into shape. Of course, if he is not in good shape to begin with they could film him now as Steve Rogers before the super soldier serum. Plus he has got the ears to stick out of Captain America’s helmet!
The photo is from Men’s Health Magazine and I thought it fits quite well considering Steve Rogers’ story begins back in the Thirties and that is an old school looking pic. He is also not a huge name so that will help people around the World buy into him as Captain America.
As they say, it is not definite, but is looking highly likely.
How do you feel about Krasinski as Cap?
The First Avenger: Captain America is due to be released by Paramount on July 22, 2011.