Captain America – John Krasinski won’t wield the shield. Who will?
Posted by LiveFor on March 10, 2010
Yesterday news was out that Krasinski was the favourite for the role of Captain America. Like so many stories on the internet it turns out this is not quite true as he is apparently out of the running for the role according to Deadline (although that could also be misinformation). I know lots of people will breathe easy with that news. Also out of the running are Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights), Michael Cassidy (Privileged) and Patrick Flueger (Brothers).
Who does that leave? Out of the original five shortlisted only Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) are left, but Marvel has also added Chris Evans (Fantastic Four, Push, The Losers) and Wilson Bethel (Generation Kill) to the mix. Out of the first two Vogel has more of the look and if Tron Legacy is a big success Hedlund may have scheduling conflicts in the future.
Chris Evans could possibly play the role, but as he was the Human Torch that could go against him, although as there are plans to reboot the Fantastic Four with an all new cast then that may not hinder him. As for Bethel, I haven’t got a clue as I’ve never seen his work.