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james2025a
07-06-09, 12:36 PM
I was wondering what everyones thoughts on casting for this should be? I have read a lot about casting Will Smith in the role, but that to me is just utterly wrong. I believe that Aaron Eckhart would make an excellent Cap. He has the chin, the hair, the voice and the stature to make it work.

Giles
07-06-09, 12:41 PM
^ but even with muscle he's a bit scrawny.

NoirFan
07-06-09, 12:52 PM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/jon-hamm.jpg

Groucho
07-06-09, 12:56 PM
Good call on Jon Hamm.

devilshalo
07-06-09, 12:59 PM
I was wondering what everyones thoughts on casting for this should be?

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/378846-who-would-you-cast-captain-america-aka-steve-rogers.html

JasonF
07-06-09, 01:01 PM
What about that muscular guy that made that creepy stalker-ish love video on youtube? Anyone remember that?

This guy?

http://cm1.theinsider.com/media/0/47/52/chris-crocker-cries_389x324.0.0.0x0.389x324.jpeg

OldBoy
07-06-09, 01:06 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2069/2095405081_d22a3da402_o.jpg

Maxflier
07-06-09, 01:13 PM
I like Noirfan's suggestion.
If it ends up being Will Smith, I won't even watch it.

Groucho
07-06-09, 01:14 PM
"Captain America, here comes Red Skull and his Nazi army!"

"Ah, hell nah!"

Dr Mabuse
07-06-09, 01:32 PM
Seth Rogen.

Giles
07-06-09, 01:43 PM
^ oh god no - please Seth go away... far away.

superdeluxe
07-06-09, 01:46 PM
Matt Damon?

TGM
07-06-09, 01:50 PM
Charlie Hunnam

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp113/LILMA__17/23792_charlie-hunnam-anarchy.jpg

(or, maybe Thor)

dick_grayson
07-06-09, 01:51 PM
http://static.tvguide.com/MediaBin/Galleries/Imported/BioPix/C/bio_09/bruce-dern1.jpg

http://www.joblo.com/newsimages1/philip1.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/bourbonstreet/delta/7733/photos/hall_and_oates.jpg

http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/r/rickrude/19.jpg

OldBoy
07-06-09, 02:47 PM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/jon-hamm.jpg

yes, but did you see him in "The Day the Earth Stood Still"? i thought he was horrible for what little he did.

i like him on "Mad Men" and "30 Rock", but that doesn't always transfer well to the big screen *ahem* David Caruso *ahem*

Shilex
07-06-09, 03:26 PM
This guy. He seems to be in everything else coming up, so why not Cap America too.

http://images.askmen.com/photos/sam-worthington/83882.jpg

Sam Worthington

Drexl
07-06-09, 04:09 PM
Michael Shannon?

NoirFan
07-06-09, 04:23 PM
yes, but did you see him in "The Day the Earth Stood Still"? i thought he was horrible for what little he did.

Zach Galifanakis: "You're in The Day the Earth Stood Still."
Jon Hamm: "Yes."
Zach Galifanakis: "Why?"
Jon Hamm: "That's a good question."

Mikael79
07-06-09, 04:45 PM
Randy Couture.

Yes, I'm serious. :)

OldBoy
07-06-09, 04:53 PM
Zach Galifanakis: "You're in The Day the Earth Stood Still."
Jon Hamm: "Yes."
Zach Galifanakis: "Why?"
Jon Hamm: "That's a good question."

:lol:

where and when was this?

NoirFan
07-06-09, 04:56 PM
:lol:

where and when was this?

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OldBoy
07-06-09, 05:00 PM
<object width="480" height="400" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" id="ordie_player_477f3b6bc5"><param name="movie" value="http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf" /><param name="flashvars" value="key=477f3b6bc5" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed width="480" height="400" flashvars="key=477f3b6bc5" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" quality="high" src="http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf" name="ordie_player_477f3b6bc5" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object><div style="text-align:left;font-size:x-small;margin-top:0;width:480px;"><a href="http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/477f3b6bc5/between-two-ferns-with-zach-galifianakis-from-between-two-ferns-comedy-deathray-and-zach-galifianakis" title="from Between Two Ferns, Comedy Deathray, Zach Galifianakis, and Jon Hamm">Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis </a> from <a href="http://www.funnyordie.com/between_two_ferns">Between Two Ferns</a></div>

that was pretty funny. almost like a re-invention of Chris Farley's interview skits on SNL.

Patman
07-06-09, 05:09 PM
These B2FwZG are hilarious in a "that's so inappropriate" line of questioning.

Giantrobo
07-06-09, 05:15 PM
The guy from Star Trek who's now playing Thor would've been good.

OldBoy
07-06-09, 05:21 PM
The guy from Star Trek who's now playing Thor would've been good.

Chris Pine. that's not bad, but CA, i think should be played a little older.

Spottedfeather
07-06-09, 05:25 PM
What about Adam Baldwin ? He was the main military guy that showed area 51 to the president in Independence Day. He was also the voice of Superman in the Superman/Doomsday animated movie.

devilshalo
07-06-09, 05:29 PM
http://l.yimg.com/eb/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/columbia_pictures/the_6th_day/casper_van_dien/6thpre2.jpg

It's kind of too bad he can't act....

MrSmearkase
07-06-09, 05:33 PM
The guy from Star Trek who's now playing Thor would've been good.

Chris Pine. that's not bad, but CA, i think should be played a little older.

Chris Hemsworth (Kirk's Dad) is playing Thor.
http://www.atomiccomics.com/Portals/0/haa_portact_ChrisH_01.jpg

OldBoy
07-06-09, 05:34 PM
how bout Matt Salinger?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/scott1598/Matt20Salinger.jpg

OldBoy
07-06-09, 05:35 PM
Chris Hemsworth (Kirk's Dad) is playing Thor.
http://www.atomiccomics.com/Portals/0/haa_portact_ChrisH_01.jpg

ahh.

fumanstan
07-06-09, 05:35 PM
Chris Pine. that's not bad, but CA, i think should be played a little older.

Not Chris Pine. Chris Hemsworth.

EDIT: Oops, beaten.

MrSmearkase
07-06-09, 05:51 PM
How about Mark Valley?
http://img.atpictures.com/mark-valley/MarkValley_Granitz_7214980.jpg

foofighters7
07-06-09, 06:51 PM
Aaron Eckhart- already played a villain why not a hero.

or

Thomas Jane- again, already played kinda a super-hero in the crappy Punisher, but still...

Son of Odin
07-06-09, 07:45 PM
captain america is going to need a big star or a well known actor as the lead. i always thought brad pitt could pull it off. he pulled off the greatest warrior in history in achilles, now he can pull off the greatest fighter in comics in cap.

NitroJMS
07-06-09, 09:20 PM
Pitt's like 15 years too old to play Captain America.

Solid Snake
07-06-09, 09:22 PM
Pitt's like 15 years too old to play Captain America.

Yeah, too old.

taffer
07-06-09, 09:40 PM
Brad Beyer was awesome on the Jericho TV series, and I always thought he looked like Cap for some reason.

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/334/bradbeyer.jpg

Son of Odin
07-06-09, 10:29 PM
Pitt's like 15 years too old to play Captain America.

sorry, but cap is going to have to be as old as stark/downey jr's character for this to be believable going into the avengers movie. i don't see stark and thor taking orders from a kid that looks like he's in his twenties. it's not like pitt can't be made to look a little younger anyway for the origin scenes. if the cap movie is entirely about his origin though, it will fail because i don't see the avengers movie starting without knowing how and when cap was thawed out. i see him be thawed out during the current iron man/incredible hulk movie timeline where some of the story will take place. at the end of the cap movie, he must already be working with the government when he is approached by fury and stark. if the studios were thinking will smith, who ain't much younger than pitt.... i'm sure pitt can do it too.

gmanca
07-06-09, 10:45 PM
He's only a "kid" in the original version of the story because he didn't age in the ice. They'd take orders from him because he was a national hero, which is why the first film is a period piece as it should not deal with any modern day scenes. And really, the first 3 original Avenger stories did not have Captain America in them and he wasn't made leader until a bit after they found him.

Things like fighting Red Skull, Baron Zemo, introducing Bucky and maybe the Invaders; that's all World War II stuff.

Son of Odin
07-06-09, 10:57 PM
seriously, know what you're talking about. the point of these marvel films is to lead to the Avenger's movie. everything must fit for it to make sense. there is only going to be ONE cap film before the avengers movie. marvel studios isn't following the exact "616" universe when doing iron man, incredible hulk, thor, cap and the avengers. the cap we should see for most of his movie and the avengers, will not be a kid from laguna beach or a kid in his twenties. if he is, huge mistake. a little cg will make pitt look young enough to pull of the origin scenes if need be. now, if they were going to do multiple cap movies set during WWII, before the avengers movie, i could see them using a kid. but they ain't doing that. the steve rogers in the avengers movie must be seasoned and experienced. they can't afford to cast a different actor for these two movies. also, i'll be fine with aaron eckhardt too.

gmanca
07-06-09, 11:09 PM
Uh, how did you refute what I was saying? A frozen Captain America after his film leads into an Avenger story where they form the group with him being thawed. And seeing as howl Tony Stark in the Iron Man film was near 40, you are saying that that Captain America should be that age in his film, and that's just wrong. He wasn't that old when he joined the SuperSoldier program, he was in his twenties. And there's always chances for prequels with period stories, so there can be more than one period piece even after he is thawed out.

I would worry more about the actor's abilities, the quality of the script, the director's talents and how the special effects are being done before I worry about the age of the actor.

B5Erik
07-06-09, 11:27 PM
Hmmmm... Adam Baldwin. Interesting. Even though he's a bit too old he still looks right, and I love the guy as an actor. That could work.

foofighters7
07-07-09, 12:04 AM
although they very well might go with a young up-and-comer, I think that would be a bad decision.

Sure, nerds will say (with sniveling nasal voice) "The REAL Capt America was younger! How dare they start him off at 40ish!"
BUT...Who really cares what the hardcore nerds think?..Answer...NOBODY!!!
Studios only care what the Casual nerd thinks, and the casual nerd simply doesnt care about the age.
I would much prefer a solid actor who fits a roundabout mold as opposed to a young hollywood punkbitch or some fresh-off-the-bus mid-western 'next sensation'.
Thats just me, but I think having a quasi-well known solid actor is a better bet.
having said that.
Brad Pitt? No I dont think so. #1- I think his plate is too full. too many films getting ready to go, and Capt America would be a fairly large endeavor.
#2- I would say they have to be known, but you dont need someone THAT big, I mean,, his face will be behind a mask most of the time.

Son of Odin
07-07-09, 12:45 AM
this film isn't thee big picture, it leads to the bigger kahuna. i never said he had to be 40. but he CAN'T be 20 -25 either. just have him look younger in the origin scenes. because i hope the entire film isn't an origin tale because that wouldn't give him time to grow into the cap that will be in the avengers movie. they're not only casting cap for this movie, but it must be the same actor for cap in the main avengers film. i don't see them using two different actors and recasting just because they wanted to tell cap's WWII stories in his solo film while not bridging the film to his more seasoned and experienced version in the avengers film. steve and tony in the marvel universe are roughly just years apart. so in the upcoming avengers movie, it wouldn't make sense for them to be so many years apart. i'm seeing the bigger picture. if they were just doing cap films, i would agree with going very young and doing all his WWII stories, but they're not. the bigger picture here is getting a cap that looks well molded enough to lead the likes of iron man, thor, hulk and company and that cap can't be younger than banner/norton, stark/downey, or the guy playing thor. that would look ridiculous.

Son of Odin
07-07-09, 01:02 AM
matt damon actually fits the mold. he's in his thirties so he can be made to look like he can be in his twenties to film the origin scenes and for the rest of the movie and the avengers movie, he can just play his normal age. i could see him holding his own against robert downey jr, edward norton, and sam jackson. it has to be a well known actor, not because of the looks, but the voice. damon has that. i like actors that have that unique voice. that's why i never was sold on maguire as spider-man, for a character that's behind the mask a lot, spidey's voice should've been as good as the voice that barnes did as spidey in the fox animated series in the 90's. but it was a letdown. tobey's voice was too flat and dull.

Solid Snake
07-07-09, 10:49 AM
No matter what. Cap is going to be younger than Banner, Thor *visually speaking cuz..he's a god), and Stark. It's going to have to be played by a younger actor. I'm not talking a teen actor here...but someone to Cap in his early-mid 20s (which depending on the age of the actor can be anywhere in the 20s range, once you hit 30 it gets more iffy). You know why all the Avengers respected so much? the Legend was the man. He was trained to perfection. Combat, military warfare, strategy etc. He can't be played by a 40 yr. old man.

Patman
07-07-09, 10:59 AM
7-10 years ago, I'd say Matt Damon would have been my first choice for Cap, now, not so much.

Anyone bothered about Captain America being the first "steroid-ish" super-hero with the super soldier serum coursing through his veins?

Solid Snake
07-07-09, 11:02 AM
No, it's the 40s. It was an experiment. I'm not saying it's cool..but it was the only way I guess to do it. Kinda creeped out at times that they wanted an army of them...and it seemed right that Cap was the last of his kind. Issues like that were brought up in the comic too.

DRG
07-07-09, 12:21 PM
Paul Walker

Solid Snake
07-07-09, 01:34 PM
Paul Walker

Too old.....and No.

Son of Odin
07-07-09, 01:44 PM
No matter what. Cap is going to be younger than Banner, Thor *visually speaking cuz..he's a god), and Stark. It's going to have to be played by a younger actor. I'm not talking a teen actor here...but someone to Cap in his early-mid 20s (which depending on the age of the actor can be anywhere in the 20s range, once you hit 30 it gets more iffy). You know why all the Avengers respected so much? the Legend was the man. He was trained to perfection. Combat, military warfare, strategy etc. He can't be played by a 40 yr. old man.

you are missing the point. marvel is casting this part more, for if anything, for the avengers initiative movie then for the cap solo film. i bet 70% the film will be set in today's age while the other 30% will be told in his WWII days. the current cap in the comics, you know, the one that was supposedly killed, isn't a young kid. he is in his 30's. it would look incredibly stupid for a kid in his early 20's to be giving orders in the avengers film. go to the superherohype boards and it's been discussed to death. it can't be a kid.
an actor in his 30's, that for some scenes can be made to look like he's in his 20's. how hard is that.
i still like damon as cap. i thought damon looked 34-35, found out he's 38. but he looks younger than he is. plus since he's behind a mask for most of the film, his voice must be distinguishable.

Hokeyboy
07-07-09, 01:55 PM
So now late 20s/early 30s actors are "TOO OLD"?? :lol: rotfl :lol: rotfl :lol:

Yeah, let's cast CW rejects in everything.

Didn't Paul Hardcastle teach you anything? In World War II, the average of an American soldier was 26. In Vietnam... it was 19.


Nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh na-na-na nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh NINETEEN

RyoHazuki
07-07-09, 01:56 PM
Ryan Gosling. Just film some of the pre-serum scenes, then bulk him up, and film the rest.

http://thebosh.com/upload/2008/08/03/ryan_gosling_dating_angel_picardami/Ryan-Gosling.jpg

superdeluxe
07-07-09, 01:56 PM
Matt Damon as Cap.

IF producers think he is too old, I wouldn't mind Chris Pine as Cap.

Solid Snake
07-07-09, 01:58 PM
I see what I for to put in there...."but someone to play Cap..etc"

I'm not missing the point. I think we all know a Cap film leads to an Avengers flick..cuz as much as I can see it the only Cap film that'd work is a WWII one. We all know he grows into the WWII Legend as he was known back in the day. How old is Stark in the comics? Physically speaking he's about the same age as Downey Jr. now..which works. Thor is Thor, Banner too is around Stark's age. The youngest one of the original Avengers was probably Wasp and Giant/Ant man (though Pym was older than Wasp). I think somehow it worked out cuz Cap was a mature badass. He wasn't a young prick or anything...he was a full on matured soldier by the time he met the Avengers, albeit a bit naive at times cuz..well..it's been a while.

He's in his 30's now..cuz..he's been out of the ice for a while. It can be played by a 20 something year old. I think it'd also only make sense to end a Cap film end with him in the ice..possibly being discovered a bit which easily leads to the Avengers. Cap was like in his mid 20s when he was iced. The youngest an actor can be to play Cap as he starts off is mid 20s cuz that's an easier transition to him being the modern day legend we all know and love.

B.A.
07-07-09, 02:10 PM
How about Mark Valley?
Winner winner chicken dinner.

TimeandTide
07-07-09, 02:10 PM
Didn't Paul Hardcastle teach you anything? In World War II, the average of an American soldier was 26. In Vietnam... it was 19.


Nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh na-na-na nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh NINETEEN

:lol::up:

Son of Odin
07-07-09, 02:56 PM
So now late 20s/early 30s actors are "TOO OLD"?? :lol: rotfl :lol: rotfl :lol:

Yeah, let's cast CW rejects in everything.

Didn't Paul Hardcastle teach you anything? In World War II, the average of an American soldier was 26. In Vietnam... it was 19.


Nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh na-na-na nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh NINETEEN

exactly. i also don't think the entire film will be set during WWII. because the beginning of the avengers movie can't be them unfreezing cap and telling him to lead these superheroes right off the bat. sounds retarded, right? some of the cap movie must be set during current times.

Son of Odin
07-07-09, 02:59 PM
Matt Damon as Cap.

IF producers think he is too old, I wouldn't mind Chris Pine as Cap.

I agree with both parts. damon doesn't look as old as he does. he can easily pass as someone in his late 20's. easily. plus, he's the leading vote getter so far over at the hype boards. plus, his voice carries the tone and the experience needed to play someone behind a mask.

Artman
07-07-09, 03:15 PM
Would Damon even want to? I mean isn't Captain America kind of an antiquated, conservative idea now? I don't know anything about the comic though... just sayin.

AnonomusBob15
07-07-09, 03:26 PM
I actually like the Ryan Gosling suggestion. I'd rather them approach a capable actor rather than an unknown that looks the part.

Son of Odin
07-07-09, 03:26 PM
i'm sure he would for the money and the opportunity to play an iconic character. captain america is as much a symbol and a belief than a man. who wouldn't want to be cap?
i just hope it's not some dude from the cw or friday night lights bs.

superdeluxe
07-07-09, 03:37 PM
i'm sure he would for the money and the opportunity to play an iconic character. captain america is as much a symbol and a belief than a man. who wouldn't want to be cap?
i just hope it's not some dude from the cw or friday night lights bs.

Bingo. Cap is the leader of the Avengers, how would it work if the leader of the avengers was some CW guy, when you have Downey JR and Norton filling out the roster. Not only is Cap going to be the leading man in his movie, he should be the central figure in the Avengers movie as well.

Son of Odin
07-07-09, 03:40 PM
Bingo. Cap is the leader of the Avengers, how would it work if the leader of the avengers was some CW guy, when you have Downey JR and Norton filling out the roster. Not only is Cap going to be the leading man in his movie, he should be the central figure in the Avengers movie as well.

and that's the point i have been trying to get across.

gmanca
07-07-09, 05:17 PM
Captain America was not the original leader of the Avengers and he was not immediately made the leader when they found him. Perhaps they will go with the Demon in a Bottle storyline with Stark relinquishing command of the Avengers in a second movie. And simply because of what he did in WWII, fighting with the Invaders, fighting Red Skull, fighting Baron Zemo, "sacrificing" himself to save London from a V2-ish rocket, that made him a legend and would have had Thor, Hulk, and Stark respect him even if he was just 27 or so.

The only thing I see as a problem is that if you cast an older guy as Cap, then you lose the chance to do multiple solo pictures or have to space them out. I do like Matt Damon as Cap, but he probably wouldn't make many because of diversifying his roles.

Son of Odin
07-07-09, 06:03 PM
favreau already stated that iron man 2 will use some elements of the demon and the bottle storyline but not enough to weigh down and slow down the movie. and he's right. we don't need another leaving las vegas...the high tech version anyway. i can settle for a 27 year old playing him also, but a lot of people here think he should be in his early 20's. as long as whoever plays cap can make us really believe that he can lead men into battle is the most important part. he has to ooze confidence and leadership.

kenbuzz
07-07-09, 06:12 PM
Chuck Norris
http://www.factpile.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/chuck.norris.vs.captain.america.jpg

majorjoe23
07-07-09, 08:23 PM
I thought Cap didn't age. Hasn't Marvel done a few stories set in the future where Cap's super soldier forum kept him young (maybe part of an interaction with the serum being frozen)? When he's unfrozen he should look the same age as when he first got the serum.

JasonF
07-07-09, 10:01 PM
Didn't Paul Hardcastle teach you anything? In World War II, the average of an American soldier was 26. In Vietnam... it was 19.


Nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh na-na-na nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh NINETEEN

You get one zillion cool points for the Paul Hardcastle reference.

In Vietnam, the combat soldier typically served a twelve month tour of duty but was exposed to hostile ire almost every day.

Nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-NINETEEN

majorjoe23
07-07-09, 10:30 PM
That always makes me think of the trivia night episode of the British Office.

toddly6666
07-08-09, 12:24 AM
Scott Caan...who says Captain America has to be tall?

http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/kfmbfm/imglib/smack/NoShirtScott%27Caan.jpg

Solid Snake
07-08-09, 12:58 AM
I kinda like the idea of Gosling..he has mainstream appeal and he's not a bad actor..plus he's 28. Young enough to play those early scenes..and old enough to man up to maturity as Cap.

Son of Odin
07-08-09, 03:02 AM
I kinda like the idea of Gosling..he has mainstream appeal and he's not a bad actor..plus he's 28. Young enough to play those early scenes..and old enough to man up to maturity as Cap.

i agree that gosling has the look, but his voice, like maguire's for spidey, doesn't bring that "avengers assemble" tone to the table. the actor for this role has to have that commanding and confident tone that cap has. gosling sounds like a wimp, he did in the notebook, remember the titans, and fracture. when i hear the words "avengers assemble", it should come from a guy that i will give my all for. if chuck norris was 30 years younger, i think he would be perfect. it's going to be a tough search for cap. i also like justin hartley. he's the best thing that ever happened to smallville. he's the best young actor on the show.
http://soapoperadigest.com/features/passions/where/JustinHartleyLJPI.jpg

hardercore
07-08-09, 03:10 AM
christian bale. he's this guy:
http://www.myfittribe.com/files/images/Christian%20Bale%20in%20The%20Machinist.jpg

Solid Snake
07-08-09, 07:28 AM
He's also on the CW so the quality can only be soooo good right?

I hope to god you were joking about the Norris thing...right?

devilshalo
07-08-09, 02:01 PM
i'm sure he would for the money and the opportunity to play an iconic character. captain america is as much a symbol and a belief than a man. who wouldn't want to be cap?
An actor that doesn't want to be tied to a role for several movies? It's one thing to play Bourne.. it's another to play Cap.

A big named actor won't necessarily be a big draw. Fantastic Four got along with Alba as your draw, not Iaon, Chris or even Chiklis. Certainly, Norton didn't help The Incredible Hulk be more successful than its Ang Lee directed predecessor. Tho maybe if Eric Bana dyed his hair he could be Cap to resurrect his Marvel career?

Solid Snake
07-08-09, 02:14 PM
I dunno about that. I think Norton was the one thing, to many people I know, that appealed them to see The Incredible Hulk. Hell, me included.

devilshalo
07-08-09, 02:24 PM
I dunno about that. I think Norton was the one thing, to many people I know, that appealed them to see The Incredible Hulk. Hell, me included.
But not enough to more than surpass the b.o. of the first Hulk. It ended up almost even in take, which really translates into less people seeing it due to ticket inflation.

And like I pointed out, there's no actor of Norton's stature in the FF movies and that doesn't stop that franchise from making about the same b.o. as both Hulks. So saying you need a big star isn't quite necessary.

And I like Bana eventhough most would consider him "too old." I feel he can play both his actual age (40) and a lot younger.

Big Boy Laroux
07-08-09, 04:38 PM
Born for this role...

http://mightygodking.com/images/gladiators/titan.jpg

JumpCutz
07-08-09, 04:44 PM
^ He's too skinny, plus his acting chops are so good he would scoff at the idea of playing a superhero.

Solid Snake
07-08-09, 06:21 PM
But not enough to more than surpass the b.o. of the first Hulk. It ended up almost even in take, which really translates into less people seeing it due to ticket inflation.

And like I pointed out, there's no actor of Norton's stature in the FF movies and that doesn't stop that franchise from making about the same b.o. as both Hulks. So saying you need a big star isn't quite necessary.

And I like Bana eventhough most would consider him "too old." I feel he can play both his actual age (40) and a lot younger.

True. Hulk just started off wrong...it still resonated within our mouths a bit. That 1st film probably was to blame for some of the lack of sales cuz...people were worried that it'd suck again.

Son of Odin
07-08-09, 07:26 PM
True. Hulk just started off wrong...it still resonated within our mouths a bit. That 1st film probably was to blame for some of the lack of sales cuz...people were worried that it'd suck again.

i agree. many people i talked to weren't going to see it because they didn't like ang lee's hulk. it's too bad because incredible hulk deserved to make the kind of money iron man did, i thought it was excellent. i hope marvel studios and norton decide on another.

Solid Snake
07-08-09, 07:38 PM
I don't think it was as good as IM, though so few films can really do what IM did...took many of us off guard for sure. It did deserve bigger sales though. Everyone loves the Hulk. It's a simple story of sorts that you can't just hate. I really really liked Incredible, I enjoy it more than IM. Cuz it was just everything one could want out of a Hulk flick.

Axeramm
07-09-09, 05:23 PM
How about Nathan Fillion?

Kal-El
07-09-09, 05:38 PM
How about Nathan Fillion?

No, no, no, no, NO. I know a lot of members here have a hard on for him but my goodness what a horrible actor. Surprised Castle's still on the air.

Patman
07-09-09, 07:39 PM
Plus, Nathan's pushing 40.

Superman07
07-09-09, 09:54 PM
No, no, no, no, NO. I know a lot of members here have a hard on for him but my goodness what a horrible actor. Surprised Castle's still on the air.

I disagree with your assessment of Fillion (and Castle!), but you're correct that he's wrong for this part. However, somebody put a fan made trailer together for a live action GL film with him as the lead - now that is a good fit!

RocShemp
07-09-09, 11:13 PM
Born for this role...

http://mightygodking.com/images/gladiators/titan.jpg

He'd be awesome lookswise. But, as much as I like the guy, unless his acting has vastly improved since that World's FInest trailer/short... :down:

I wish this was happening a few years ago cos Mark Valley would have been great.

Axeramm
07-10-09, 01:55 AM
15 years ago i think Viggo Mortenson could have done it.

jdslater1
07-10-09, 04:32 AM
Alexander Skarsgard from Generation Kill. I think a few people on the thread for that show agreed with this choice.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/jdslater/ASkarsgard_generationkill.jpg

kenbuzz
07-10-09, 11:33 AM
15 years ago i think Viggo Mortenson could have done it.You're right about that. And along that line, if we can go back even further...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cP0pJ4PhGIQ/SgzHX8pU0tI/AAAAAAAACJQ/_-C4jA85sz8/s400/William+Shatner6.jpg

kenbuzz
07-10-09, 11:37 AM
If Gladiators are in play:

http://www.sinpies.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/wolfamglad.jpg
With Hair

http://static.guim.co.uk/Guardian/media/gallery/2008/nov/25/bskyb-television/Wolf_Rome_50-2424.jpg
WithoutThese are different Wolfs. #1=US, #2=UK

toddly6666
07-10-09, 12:04 PM
I still think Aaron Eckhart would make an awesome Captain America. It doesnt matter if he's old.

devilshalo
07-10-09, 12:17 PM
I still think Aaron Eckhart would make an awesome Captain America. It doesnt matter if he's old.
After his performance in Thank You for Smoking, I think he's more suited for Clint Barton aka Hawkeye.

Solid Snake
07-10-09, 12:24 PM
Yeah...he could pull out the cocky attitude that is Hawkeye. I hope they kinda go the Ultimates route, visually speaking, for Hawkeye.

RocShemp
07-10-09, 12:46 PM
Alexander Skarsgard from Generation Kill. I think a few people on the thread for that show agreed with this choice.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/jdslater/ASkarsgard_generationkill.jpg

I've never seen Generation Kill so I can't comment on his acting chops. But based on that picture I find myself both liking and disliking him for Captain America. Maybe he's better suited as an older Bucky.

If Gladiators are in play:

http://www.sinpies.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/wolfamglad.jpg


Although this is veering into DC territory, if Danny Trejo were to turn the role down, I think this guy'd make an awesome Lobo. And not cos of his Gladiator name.

Patman
07-10-09, 01:01 PM
Alexander Skarsgard from Generation Kill. I think a few people on the thread for that show agreed with this choice.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/jdslater/ASkarsgard_generationkill.jpg

Isn't he also on True Blood? He's be okay, but I don't find much star power in the guy yet.

Groucho
07-10-09, 01:04 PM
Wasn't Skarsgard up for Thor at one point?

Boba Fett
07-10-09, 01:12 PM
http://www.nndb.com/people/771/000029684/MattSalinger.jpg

toddly6666
07-10-09, 02:04 PM
Yeah...he could pull out the cocky attitude that is Hawkeye. I hope they kinda go the Ultimates route, visually speaking, for Hawkeye.

Aaron Eckhart could even be a good Hank Pym (Giant Man/Ant Man), because he's definitely good at playing a mysogynist (In the Company of Men).

PopcornTreeCt
07-10-09, 02:09 PM
Brad Pitt should play Captain America

Regardless of age.

jdslater1
07-10-09, 02:25 PM
Isn't he also on True Blood? He's be okay, but I don't find much star power in the guy yet.

He has got to get star power somewhere!
It's not like Chris Reeve was burning up the screen before Superman. Also there have been a few films out lately that have done pretty well without the big names.

Patman
07-10-09, 03:15 PM
He has got to get star power somewhere!
It's not like Chris Reeve was burning up the screen before Superman. Also there have been a few films out lately that have done pretty well without the big names.

For some reason, he reminds me of early Bill Pullman with his on-screen intensity.

bwvanh114
07-10-09, 03:54 PM
Only John C. Reilly can play Captain America.

Hokeyboy
07-10-09, 06:26 PM
Only John C. Reilly can play Captain America.
In the most non-homo way imaginable, I love you.

Gaff
07-10-09, 06:43 PM
Gerard Butler's not a bad pick. I could totally see him throwing a shield at somebody.

devilshalo
07-10-09, 06:57 PM
Gerard Butler's not a bad pick. I could totally see him throwing a shield at somebody.
Yeah... where has he done that before.. hmmm...

bwvanh114
07-10-09, 07:05 PM
Only John C. Reilly can play Captain America.In the most non-homo way imaginable, I love you.I don't even know what I meant when I wrote that. :lol:

RocShemp
07-10-09, 07:16 PM
Yeah... where has he done that before.. hmmm...

Not in 300. There he threw a spear. :p

Solid Snake
07-10-09, 11:32 PM
Aaron Eckhart could even be a good Hank Pym (Giant Man/Ant Man), because he's definitely good at playing a mysogynist (In the Company of Men).

OOooh....yeah he could play Pym for sure.

Patman
07-11-09, 04:33 PM
at 5'11", Christopher Egan is a little short, but he's got the looks to play Steve Rogers.

http://flamingon.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/chris-egan-kings.jpg

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0250659/

DarkestPhoenix
07-12-09, 04:36 PM
Brad Pitt should play Captain America

Regardless of age.

QFT.

Hands down, the best choice.

I wouldn't hate Gerard, though.

Also, Eckhart for Hawkeye is almost inspired.

Solid Snake
07-12-09, 08:41 PM
You know what...it just hit me, after so many times it's been said here.

MAYBE Pitt could be Cap. He sure as hell has the eyes for it. Looking at his eyes, specifically in the BASTERDS 1st trailer, alone made me think...This man could really bring the naiveness, sadness, and etc. The stuff that's in Cap's eyes at times. BUT his age is the issue. I mean...I'm not a fan of digital deaging, thank you X3 and Wolverine, though Ben Button was amazing. I don't want to see digital facelift in a Cap film. Cap in WWII was in his 20s. Pitt could easily pull off the Full on Modern Adult that Cap is (actually was...maybe, still haven't readReborn) now. Maybe with come great looking physical make up it can be pulled off with great confidence. I don't doubt Pitt's acting, it's great stuff to look at. He's a damn fine union of mainstream and artistic film acting.

hiroic
07-13-09, 04:29 AM
Personally, I would prefer an older established actor like Damon or Pitt in the role to match Downey, et al. Cap's movie origin could be tweaked where he's older when injected with the serum. It's worked before with Downey, Norton, and Keaton.

Drexl
07-13-09, 06:52 PM
What about Josh Holloway? Or is he too typecast as Sawyer?

Son of Odin
07-14-09, 12:58 AM
Personally, I would prefer an older established actor like Damon or Pitt in the role to match Downey, et al. Cap's movie origin could be tweaked where he's older when injected with the serum. It's worked before with Downey, Norton, and Keaton.

it's either pitt or damon for me also. i really think downey and pitt would play off each other so well.

riley_dude
07-14-09, 06:14 PM
Alexander Skarsgard from Generation Kill. I think a few people on the thread for that show agreed with this choice.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/jdslater/ASkarsgard_generationkill.jpg
This guy is very good on True Blood. I think he could do it. Either him or Jon Hamm.

Deftones
07-14-09, 07:06 PM
I know he already played Johnny Storm, but I think Chris Evans could pull this off.

kenbuzz
07-14-09, 11:11 PM
http://www.kempe.org/file.php/542/Mike%C3%95s+ad.jpg
"The guys over in Sports Sheep III told me to post my picture here."

toddly6666
01-11-10, 11:00 AM
SAM WORTHINGTON may be CAPTAIN AMERICA! It would be an excellent choice.

http://screenrant.com/sam-worthington-baseless-captain-america-rumors-rob-37806/

Does Sam Worthington have the record for having action figures made from three movies in a row?

TERMINATOR SALVATION:
http://www.toydem.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/image.jpg

AVATAR:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Ce-ycn06L.jpg

CLASH OF THE TITANS:
http://i47.tinypic.com/2mquaom.jpg

Draven
01-11-10, 11:01 AM
I'm officially tired of Sam Worthington. He's a perfectly servicable actor. There are PLENTY of those out there to choose from.

BJacks
01-11-10, 11:19 AM
He's not in the running for Captain America. Folks were just speculating because he was wearing a Captain America t-shirt, but he said it's because he's an Avengers fan.

sauce07
01-11-10, 11:45 AM
That Avatar action figure looks like it'd be a blast to play with, almost as exciting as Prof X.

RyoHazuki
01-11-10, 11:48 AM
I think the odds of them casting a non-American as Captain America is pretty low.

toddly6666
01-11-10, 11:49 AM
That Avatar action figure looks like it'd be a blast to play with, almost as exciting as Prof X.

I don't know why toy companies force themselves to make those wheelchaired figures. I guess they have to make them to be politically correct, but they know they ain't going to sell.

Patman
01-11-10, 11:51 AM
I don't know why toy companies force themselves to make those wheelchaired figures. I guess they have to make them to be politically correct, but they know they ain't going to sell.

You don't know the mentality of the completionist action/inaction figure collector...

toddly6666
01-11-10, 11:51 AM
I think the odds of them casting a non-American as Captain America is pretty low.

I thought it would be better if they casted a non-American, especially for such a patriotic character. As long as they dont pick Channing Tatum, I should be happy with the choice.

Patman
01-11-10, 11:51 AM
It's going to end up being Will Smith.

toddly6666
01-11-10, 11:53 AM
You don't know the mentality of the completionist action/inaction figure collector...


haha, yeah, I do know - action figure collectors are just as bad as dvd collectors...

How come they didn't make an action figure of Stryker's son for X-Men 2? They could have just reused Professor X's wheelchair. That figure wouldn't even need articulation cuz Stryker's son didn't move.

Disc Man
01-12-10, 03:21 PM
at 5'11", Christopher Egan is a little short, but he's got the looks to play Steve Rogers.


Patman:

Yeah, I can sort of see Christopher Egan (from Kings) playing Cap; as long as he put on a ton of muscle. Especially around the neck, arms, and chest.

However, I still would like to see someone who would be similar in age appearance to Robert Downy Jr, though. So in my book, Eric Dane would actually be my number one first choice to play Captain America.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc75/jasonmuzie/00KirksDad1-1.jpg

Disc Man
01-12-10, 05:12 PM
In fact, here is a scene with Eric Dane from the movie called the Feast.
He definitely has the look and the acting down pat, if you ask me.

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RIFPupQMtbU&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RIFPupQMtbU&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Wolf359
01-12-10, 05:33 PM
In fact, here is a scene with Eric Dane from the movie called the Feast.
He definitely has the look and the acting down pat, if you ask me.

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RIFPupQMtbU&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RIFPupQMtbU&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Well fuck....if I ever wanted to see that movie, that is a pretty big spoiler video.

Solid Snake
01-12-10, 07:00 PM
fuck it even had it in the trailer. So...it was everywhere.

Disc Man
01-12-10, 07:36 PM
Well fuck....if I ever wanted to see that movie, that is a pretty big spoiler video.fuck it even had it in the trailer. So...it was everywhere.

Yes, and here that scene roughly within the trailer...

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Xgys3pi2eN0&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Xgys3pi2eN0&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Side Note:

Oh, Wolf 359: there is no need to start bringing out the swear words in your posts back to me, bro. Even if it was a spoiler. Besides, Feast the movie is not new either. It has been out for quite some time, now. I mean that would be like you yelling at me because I revealed that Luke Skywalker destroyed the Deathstar at the end of "A New Hope" or something silly. There has to be a cut off point to where a spoiler is no longer a spoiler, anymore. Otherwise what would the point be in discussing movies openly on a forum then.

Solid Snake
01-12-10, 07:40 PM
well....yes and no. Feast is much lesser known film in comparison to SW. So....your point isn't that valid. Kong falling off the Empire and the Luke thing..that's fine to not spoiler but...maybe not the Feast thing. Though...to validate the point. He wasn't cursing at you he was just cursing that it is a spoiler clip but again...even that's in the trailer.

Disc Man
01-12-10, 08:04 PM
Well, as you know: the scene happens at the beginning of the film and really doesn't have an effect on the overall plot (and is not in danger of ruining the movie). It is just some dude who pops in real quick fooling you briefly that he might be our protagonist or hero (when in fact, it turns out he is not). It is a joke or a gimmick used in the film. Nothing more. Also, like you said, this scene was in the trailer, too.

As for spoiler information concerning older lesser known films:
I wasn't sure about your rules on spoiler information on that topic here. I will abide by and respect them of course.

As for the swearing thing: Well, the swear word might not have been directed towards me directly. But it still shows a lack of respect towards me when using language in a reply back to me, though. Especially when I don't know him.

Normally I don't mind language if it is used as a broad statement about something. As long as it isn't directed directly or indirectly in a post (or reply) back to me or someone else I know. I mean, he wouldn't use that type of language when speaking with his grandma now would he? Why would he do so to a fellow online movie member he hasn't gotten to know yet?

RagingBull80
01-12-10, 09:27 PM
Well fuck...

Disc Man
01-12-10, 09:38 PM
Better. I think.

:lol:

PopcornTreeCt
01-12-10, 10:17 PM
I take back my choice of Brad Pitt. I think some actors are too good for super hero movies.

RagingBull80
01-13-10, 12:28 AM
I take back my choice of Brad Pitt. I think some actors are too good for super hero movies.
Uhhhhh I think you need to rethink your statement there buddy, Topher Grace was in a super hero movie.

james2025a
01-13-10, 09:27 AM
Its probably been mentioned already, but after watching Matt Damon again last night in Rounders i think he has the chops to make a good Cap. He can do the action thing as seen in Bourne, but he is a pretty good actor on top of that. The only thing holding him back could be his height. But i think he would be a wise choice. Forget Will Smith. Cap has to be white....and played by an actor who can actually act.

Patman
01-13-10, 09:38 AM
Matt Damon, 10 years ago, would have made a good cap, but he's pushing 40 nowadays. Sure, RDJr is over 40, but he's in an Iron Man suit.

Wolf359
01-13-10, 10:08 AM
Yes, and here that scene roughly within the trailer...

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Xgys3pi2eN0&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Xgys3pi2eN0&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Side Note:

Oh, Wolf 359: there is no need to start bringing out the swear words in your posts back to me, bro. Even if it was a spoiler. Besides, Feast the movie is not new either. It has been out for quite some time, now. I mean that would be like you yelling at me because I revealed that Luke Skywalker destroyed the Deathstar at the end of "A New Hope" or something silly. There has to be a cut off point to where a spoiler is no longer a spoiler, anymore. Otherwise what would the point be in discussing movies openly on a forum then.


Dagnabbit, don't get your panties in a wad about the swearing. Here is a better place for you:
Disc Man (http://betweentalk.com/)

Disc Man
01-13-10, 11:39 AM
Dagnabbit, don't get your panties in a wad about the swearing. Here is a better place for you:
Disc Man (http://betweentalk.com/)

Wolf 359:

Wow. Is this how you make new people feel welcome here?
Dude, thats just not right.

And, as I said before: I don't mind swearing. As long as it isn't directed back to me directly or indirectly back in a reply to me (when you don't know me). General swearing about certain things is not a problem because it doesn't show a lack of respect towards me specifically. I fact, It is all about respect when you use bad language with someone. You wouldn't use bad language when talking with a person who is going to hire you? Why? Because you don't know that person yet. Plus it is out of common courtesy and respect, too. Furthermore, you want to get the job, as well.

Anyways, I am really trying to be friendly here. But I keep getting slapped down for being creative or standing up for myself. Hey, if you don't want to be nice. That's your choice, man.

In any event:
I wish you peace, my friend.
And please have a good day and take care.

Rob V
01-13-10, 03:01 PM
I revealed that Luke Skywalker destroyed the Deathstar at the end of "A New Hope" or something silly

DAMMIT!! There you go again!

Bella
01-13-10, 07:20 PM
Hey dickhead where is freedoom of speech grins

Discman can have a opinion on things..

He is good at explainig things and his is the best at doing this
I have seen quite abit of his work so why dont you get a life..

Why is it that people can not discuss when this is what this forum is about grins

You say that he shouldnt get his knickers in a knot maybe you should get yours out of your arse mate. and give it a bit of a twist.

This it to you Wolf359 grins

Mazje
01-13-10, 08:46 PM
This thread will be awesome enough entertainment until some news on the actual movie comes along.

On topic, I'll put my vote in for Brad Pitt as well.

Groucho
01-13-10, 08:59 PM
Hey dickhead where is freedoom of speech grins

Discman can have a opinion on things..

He is good at explainig things and his is the best at doing this
I have seen quite abit of his work so why dont you get a life..

Why is it that people can not discuss when this is what this forum is about grins

You say that he shouldnt get his knickers in a knot maybe you should get yours out of your arse mate. and give it a bit of a twist.

This it to you Wolf359 grinsIs to early to name DVDTalk Poster of the Year?

antspawn
01-13-10, 09:09 PM
How about John Cena as Captain America? :lol:

majorjoe23
01-13-10, 09:57 PM
Is to early to name DVDTalk Poster of the Year?


I think it's the burn of the year for sure.

RyoHazuki
01-17-10, 07:40 PM
Saw this badass fan made poster and wanted to share it:
http://moviecultists.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/first-avenger-captain-america-poster.jpg

Solid Snake
01-17-10, 09:05 PM
Cool. I do hope he uses that shield. And I do hope it ends with him in the ice. I envision an all WWII Cap flick ending w/ him in the ice. Avengers begins and Cap is unfrozen and BAM setup whatever else you need for him to be the leader of The Avengers.

PopcornTreeCt
01-17-10, 09:20 PM
Uhhhhh I think you need to rethink your statement there buddy, Topher Grace was in a super hero movie.

That is true. I forgot about him.

stingermck
02-08-10, 12:44 PM
Thanks to press for "The Wolfman," we have a bevy of information on the film from director Joe Johnston. Latino Review and various other sites reported on a conference call in which Johnson mentioned the man who will play Cap will be an American, a complete unknown, and he will be cast by March 1st. "I hope it'll be somebody that we discover and has never been, has probably been in something, but you won't know who he is. You won't recognize him. And we'll surround him with more prominent names. That's who we're looking for. Will we find him? I don't know. It's tough," says Johnston.

The director also spoke with The Los Angeles Times, explaining how Cap gets his costume and what it means in the story. "The costume is a flag, but the way we're getting around that is we have Steve Rogers forced into the USO circuit. After he's made into this super-soldier, they decide they can't send him into combat and risk him getting killed. He's the only one and they can't make more. So they say, 'You're going to be in this USO show' and they give him a flag suit. He can't wait to get out of it," he explained. Rodgers will come to find value in the costume, according to Johnston.

The director told CHUD a six member Invaders team will "be in the entire second half" of the film. Finally, HitFix confirmed with Johnston that the Red Skull will be in the picture. "We will see the Captain America villain, the main villain, the Red Skull," said the director. I have to admit this is the Marvel movie I'm looking forward to the most. I love "The Rocketeer" and always hope for a period set comic book movie to be as good as Johnston's earlier work. To have him coming to "Captain America" as a mostly WWII period picture just seems like a winning combination of elements.

devilshalo
02-08-10, 12:50 PM
Invaders team? How are they gonna explain Namor, Human Torch, Bucky and Toro?

Hokeyboy
02-08-10, 01:11 PM
Too much. Too many. Pare it down. Cap and Red Skull. World War II. MAYBE a kid named Bucky in costume either in the final scene or epilogue. Otherwise you get the retarded shit you had with WOLVERINE; dozens of codenamed supers, none of them given enough time or weight, and the audience doesn't give a shit about any of them.

stingermck
02-09-10, 10:01 AM
What little is known about "The First Avenger: Captain America" is that it will be set in World War II, around the time of Pearl Harbor. Johnston told Newsarama that he is well aware of the potential risk in shooting a big-budget comic book period piece, but believes it's a story the fans will appreciate seeing unfold onscreen.

"You couldn't do a modern-day Captain America," Johnston said, "and then go back and tell the World War II origin story."

The film will be bookended with scenes set in the present day that presumably will set the stage for "The Avengers" movie.

"That's the way this story ends. [Cap] is...at the end of this film, he's been brought back and been unfrozen, revived and he is definitely a fish out of water. He's a 1942 guy in 2012...it's going to be a lot of fun."

Johnston said the plot of "Captain America" will focus on young, frail Steve Rogers, and the journey he undertakes when he volunteers for the top-secret super-soldier project.

"The cool thing about him is what happens...to a guy who starts as a 98-pound weakling and then, five minutes later, is the perfect human specimen? What does that do to his psyche? That's the cool sort of subplot to the whole thing."

superdeluxe
02-09-10, 12:23 PM
Latino Review and various other sites reported on a conference call in which Johnson mentioned the man who will play Cap will be an American, a complete unknown, and he will be cast by March 1st. "I hope it'll be somebody that we discover and has never been, has probably been in something, but you won't know who he is. You won't recognize him. And we'll surround him with more prominent names. That's who we're looking for. Will we find him? I don't know. It's tough," says Johnston.


Captain is suppose to lead the Avengers. Who is going to believe some unknown kid is the 'leader' with Robert Downy Jr/Ed Norton in the squad?

toddly6666
02-09-10, 12:51 PM
You didn't hear it from me but it's Cam Gigandet from Twilight
http://nothingsacred.typepad.com/.a/6a00e5524f81a988340115708578b2970b-800wi

Matthew Ackerly
02-09-10, 01:10 PM
Captain is suppose to lead the Avengers. Who is going to believe some unknown kid is the 'leader' with Robert Downy Jr/Ed Norton in the squad?

I though Iron Man was the leader. Anyway, as long as whoever they cast has serious acting chops and can hold his own with Norton and Downey, I don't think it would matter.

stingermck
02-09-10, 01:26 PM
THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA

According to Big Shiny Robot, actors Chad Michael Murray, Ryan McPartlin, Jensen Ackles and other actors primarily known for TV have read for the lead part. While these actors have cult followings, they still fall under the definition of "unknown" director Joe Johnston provided to reporters during press for "The Wolfman" last week.

DGibFen
02-09-10, 01:32 PM
Captain Awesome as Captain America. Ha!

Deadman31
02-09-10, 02:56 PM
This guy.


http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1141/19448261793768667633513.jpg (http://img7.imageshack.us/i/19448261793768667633513.jpg/)

gmanca
02-09-10, 08:25 PM
I though Iron Man was the leader. Anyway, as long as whoever they cast has serious acting chops and can hold his own with Norton and Downey, I don't think it would matter.

In the original version of the Avengers, Iron Man leads Thor, Ant-Man, Hulk, and the Wasp but when they find Cap, he becomes the leader because he's Cap, a living legend. But that's where you start to get tension and great potential for real character development as the young legend is forced to lead older heroes who are established in their own right.

Matthew Ackerly
02-24-10, 03:13 PM
Jon Krasinski from The Office?

http://www.cinematical.com/2010/02/24/exclusive-is-john-krasinski-our-captain-america/

"Cinematical received word yesterday through an anonymous tipster that Krasinski is all but a sure thing for the role of Marvel's star-spangled Avenger in Joe Johnston's upcoming film The First Avenger: Captain America. Surprised?"

Chew
02-24-10, 03:17 PM
:whofart:

As a "before" the super soldier serum, maybe.

sauce07
02-24-10, 03:18 PM
Love The Office
Love Jon Krasinski
Horrible Choice

stingermck
02-24-10, 03:19 PM
Heat Vision is reporting that John Krasinski, Michael Cassidy, Patrick Fluger, Scott Porter, Mike Vogel and Chace Crawford are contenders for Marvel Studios' The First Avenger: Captain America. Test screening is taking place this week for one of the actors to play Steve Rogers/Captain America in the comic book adaptation. The site says:

Those known to be on the list with Krasinski include Michael Cassidy (who appeared in"Smallvile" and who tested for the Superman movie when McG was going to direct it), Patrick Fluger (one of the stars of "The 4400" who most recently appeared in the Tobey Maguire movie "Brothers"), Scott Porter (TV's "Friday Night Lights") and Mike Vogel ("Cloverfield")

Chace Crawford is also in talks to screen test, although no deal has been made.

Garret Hedlund was also on the list to test but has fallen off, at least for now, due to his reps and the studio's inability to make a deal.

The studio has put the actors on 30-day holds during the testing process.

Chew
02-24-10, 03:23 PM
Any of those names are better than Krasinski for this role.

toddly6666
02-24-10, 03:36 PM
I think Krasinski would be a great choice. And I would like to see Krasinski buff up. He's so likable, it may work. I can't think of a more likable All-American guy. He doesn't really shine in movies he's in (I didn't see Away We Go though). He seems so tv. But it could work. He's been managing in the new season of The Office, and surprisingly, I like his character more as a manager than as a salesman. So, if he can manage a paper supplies business, I think he may be able to manage a bunch of superheros...

Krasinski is 100 times better than pretty boys: Michael Cassidy, Patrick Fluger, Scott Porter, Mike Vogel and Chace Crawford, whom I can't picture leading the Avengers.

Did anyone see Krasinski in Jarhead or Leatherheads? How are his athletic skills? Does he seem believable as an athletic type of guy that could swing a shield and punch nazis?

RocShemp
02-24-10, 03:39 PM
Just give it to Mark Valley already.

toddly6666
02-24-10, 04:07 PM
http://i50.tinypic.com/2l8ymon.jpg

TGM
02-24-10, 04:23 PM
Jensen Ackles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOD DAMN... I know I'm sounding like a broken record with a homoerotic crush on the guy, but Jesus Christ... who is this guys agent? Ackles would have been great as Jim Kirk (although so was Pine, I will admit), would have been better than Channing Tatum as Duke in GI Joe, and would be great for Cap'n America yet not whiff of his name.

Sessa17
02-24-10, 04:25 PM
I think Krasinski would be a great choice.

I like Krasinski a lot, but aside from his height, he is a horrific choice. His wife on the other hand, is perfect for about half a dozen different comic book characters.

redrum
02-24-10, 04:28 PM
John Krasinski lol wut? they can't be serious with that

Artman
02-24-10, 06:17 PM
I think Krasinski would be a great choice. And I would like to see Krasinski buff up. He's so likable, it may work. I can't think of a more likable All-American guy.

He'd have to really transform himself physically... I don't know if 3-4 months is enough time to do it. (don't they start filming this summer?) Put him on the 300 workout I guess.

gmanca
02-24-10, 06:46 PM
He'd have to really transform himself physically... I don't know if 3-4 months is enough time to do it. (don't they start filming this summer?) Put him on the 300 workout I guess.

If they go with the lanky start and as they film show him getting buff coinciding with training, it could work.

He's the best choice, among the others IMO. Marvel might be willing to give a bit in the creative department to have a better known person like Krasinski.

terrible chong
02-24-10, 06:53 PM
Skeptical... but hey, Ryan Reynolds put on 20 pounds of muscle for Blade 3

PopcornTreeCt
02-24-10, 07:08 PM
This is being directed by Joe "Jumanji, Jurassic Park 3, The Wolf Man" Johnston. Jim Halpert is the least of its problems.

Patman
02-24-10, 11:11 PM
It's a shame Paul Walker is pushing 37, and a so-so actor, otherwise, he'd look the part after putting on the requisite muscle for this role.

Yavin
02-25-10, 01:01 AM
Skeptical... but hey, Ryan Reynolds put on 20 pounds of muscle for Blade 3

I like Krasinski, but he's no Ryan Reynolds. This would be an INSANE choice. Unless they'll be playing up Cap's smart-talking side in the film. But still, an INSANE choice.

riley_dude
02-25-10, 01:14 AM
Mike Vogel would be a fine choice.
No Krasinski.

Bob_Bobbson
02-25-10, 02:09 AM
Just give it to Mark Valley already.

That's what I keep saying. He's starring in Human Target, where he is proving that he can do an action role. Not only that, but he looks like Steve Rogers:

http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID34134/images/Mark_Valley.jpg

I just can't buy most of these CW actors (or Jim) telling Robert Downey Jr. what to do or leading troops into battle.

Hokeyboy
02-25-10, 09:34 AM
This is being directed by Joe "Jumanji, Jurassic Park 3, The Wolf Man" Johnston. Jim Halpert is the least of its problems.
:up: :up: :up: Johnston has never done a film that's risen above mediocrity. Yes, including The Rocketeer. He can do atmosphere and special effects, he just can't direct actors or understand how a story flows to save his life.

Mysteryfan
02-25-10, 11:15 AM
I'm still hoping for Captain Awesome

superdeluxe
02-25-10, 11:26 AM
Jon Krasinski from The Office?


eh? Not sure how that will work out.

ScissorPuppy
02-25-10, 11:51 AM
That's what I keep saying. He's starring in Human Target, where he is proving that he can do an action role. Not only that, but he looks like Steve Rogers:

http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID34134/images/Mark_Valley.jpg

I just can't buy most of these CW actors (or Jim) telling Robert Downey Jr. what to do or leading troops into battle.

Isn't he 45 or so? Don't get me wrong, he is in great shape and would fit the role perfectly. It's just if they want to make this a franchise and make one every three or so years he'll be 55 years old so by the time the third film gets made.

Matthew Ackerly
02-25-10, 12:27 PM
Apparently, Marvel doesn't want to pay more than $300,000 for the role.

$300,000 is nothing for a High profile summer tentpole flick like this, so that leaves them with the current choices. lol.

superdeluxe
02-25-10, 12:28 PM
Jensen Ackles>Jon Krazinski.

Solid Snake
02-25-10, 12:43 PM
:up: :up: :up: Johnston has never done a film that's risen above mediocrity. Yes, including The Rocketeer. He can do atmosphere and special effects, he just can't direct actors or understand how a story flows to save his life.

Yeah...I agree. I loved the Rocketeer as a kid in the early 90s but watching it now..it's kinda dullish. Nostalgic love for it yeah but...ehhhhh. THOUGH if Krazinski is Cap maybe he can help bring a vibe or tone to the project that Johnston can go about and do his thing.

devilshalo
02-25-10, 12:49 PM
Apparently, Marvel doesn't want to pay more than $300,000 for the role.

$300,000 is nothing for a High profile summer tentpole flick like this, so that leaves them with the current choices. lol.
Well, there is probably some nice back end deal for whoever nabs the role should the movie do really well. Should it suck balls, then no harm, no foul.

Patman
02-25-10, 03:34 PM
How much is Robert Downey, Jr. getting paid to play Iron Man? Marvel is just too cheap for its own good. They might as well just to a Gold's Gym and find some muscular blonde dude for the role of Cap.

RocShemp
02-25-10, 04:05 PM
Isn't he 45 or so? Don't get me wrong, he is in great shape and would fit the role perfectly. It's just if they want to make this a franchise and make one every three or so years he'll be 55 years old so by the time the third film gets made.

Robert John Downey, Jr. is 44. Edward Norton is 40.

You need a man to lead. Not a boy.

And it'd make sense for Steve Rogers to be in his forties. He'd be a seasoned veteran who's no longer in his prime. A perfect candidate for the super soldier serum. Much like what General Ross told Emil Blonsky in The Incredible Hulk when convincing him to take the super soldier serum.

Patman
02-25-10, 04:30 PM
If you're okay with a guy in his 40's or late 30's, then cast Matt Damon in the role as Cap.

Solid Snake
02-25-10, 04:50 PM
he at least can play early 30s Cap. which is fine.

Artman
02-25-10, 05:05 PM
If you're okay with a guy in his 40's or late 30's, then cast Matt Damon in the role as Cap.

I'd be all for it. Marvel going the cheap route for such a pivotal role that carries the weight of potentially two franchises...doesn't make sense to me. Of course most actors who don't need such a role for their careers are unlikely to commit to more than a couple movies. (But maybe Depp has shown everyone has their price...lol)

majorjoe23
02-25-10, 05:06 PM
Robert John Downey, Jr. is 44. Edward Norton is 40.

You need a man to lead. Not a boy.

And it'd make sense for Steve Rogers to be in his forties. He'd be a seasoned veteran who's no longer in his prime. A perfect candidate for the super soldier serum. Much like what General Ross told Emil Blonsky in The Incredible Hulk when convincing him to take the super soldier serum.

Cap wasn't a seasoned veteran. He was a frail kid who wanted to serve but was rejected due to his physique.

RocShemp
02-25-10, 05:37 PM
Cap wasn't a seasoned veteran. He was a frail kid who wanted to serve but was rejected due to his physique.

I'm well aware of that. But the explanation offered in The Incredible Hulk makes more sense.

Bob_Bobbson
02-25-10, 06:58 PM
Cap wasn't a seasoned veteran. He was a frail kid who wanted to serve but was rejected due to his physique.

He also wasn't part of USO shows where he would sing and dance, but that's happening in the movie.

If they aged the character for the movie, that would be the change I would have the least problems with.

superdeluxe
02-26-10, 12:26 AM
If you're okay with a guy in his 40's or late 30's, then cast Matt Damon in the role as Cap.

Bam.

RocShemp
02-26-10, 02:52 AM
I don't mind the USO show as a means of explaining a tactically inefficient uniform on a soldier.

Superman07
02-26-10, 07:41 AM
I'm still hoping for Captain Awesome

I think Valley could work, but otherwise I'm hoping for Awesome too.

For those who don't know who Captain Awesome is he's a chracter on Chuck played by Ryan McPartlin:

http://scifiwire.com/assets_c/2009/03/Chucik_RyanMcPartlin-thumb-450x319-15057.jpg

On that note, I did see an interview with him from last week that stated:

I’m just gonna put it out there : Captain America. Considered knocking on Marvel’s door?

The one thing I can't stand are these actors that are twittering about auditioning for Captain America. It's really tacky. With that said, it is in the casting process and like many other actors, I read for it, so we'll wait and see what happens. Regardless, I'm pretty psyched to be Captain Awesome for the time being.

superdeluxe
02-26-10, 12:23 PM
Captain Awesome would work if Marvel is looking to spend chump change on someone to carry both his own movie and the Avenger movie.

fumanstan
02-26-10, 12:31 PM
I haven't seen any particularly good acting chops from Captain Awesome in Chuck, although his looks and build fit better then Krazinski.

Yavin
02-26-10, 12:53 PM
Eli Roth as Cap and Til Schweiger as Red Skull ... just a thought.

Groucho
02-26-10, 12:59 PM
Eli Roth as CapDid you mean to post in the miscasting thread?

Yavin
02-26-10, 12:59 PM
Did you mean to post in the miscasting thread?

Can't be any worse than Jim Halpert. Plus, he'd probably be cheaper to hire.

superdeluxe
02-26-10, 01:17 PM
Swiped this from comics board:


http://twitter.com/blackfilm


Quote:
@blackfilm Was with @latinoreview when he told Matt Damon at NYC premiere that he should play Captain America & Matt agreed. Let the campaign begin!!!

stingermck
02-26-10, 03:03 PM
Swiped this from comics board:

Hes my #1 choice. And it would work if they were going for an older Steve Rogers. Too bad it wont happen :(

DGibFen
02-26-10, 04:05 PM
If this is a WWII Captain America as some have said, then an actor in his mid-to-late twenties makes sense. The comic book Captain America was born on July 4th, 1917, so he would have been at least 24-25 when he was sent into WWII.

Matt Damon would be a great choice - if they had made this 10-15 years ago, he would have been the perfect younger Captain America.

superdeluxe
03-06-10, 12:57 PM
Looks like Scott Porter and Michael Cassidy are out:

http://www.shockya.com/news/2010/03/06/scott-porter-and-michael-cassidy-out-of-the-running-for-captain-america/

superdeluxe
03-09-10, 01:52 PM
Looks like it might be the Office Guy:

http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/03/09/fox411-exclusive-captain-america-role-is-john-krasinskis-to-lose-source-says/

John Krasinski is getting even closer to nabbing the role that could propel him into action hero stardom ... Captain America!

Insiders at the Marvel compound tell Fox 411 that he is close to landing the superhero gig of his life. John, who plays Jim on "The Office," has appeared in front of producers repeatedly since the start of the new year and since rumors began in February.


"John has read 4 times and is doing screen tests," our source tells us. "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."

Unfortunately, "The Office" star is not the chosen one for many comic fans who work for Marvel.

"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."

"If John gets offered the role, the pay will not be outrageous but it would be a multi-film deal. Marvel has big plans to tie the movies together and John would have parts in all of them since the first Captain America will be an origin story. The movie will break down how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America. "

"The First Avenger: Captain America" is slated to be released by Paramount on July 22, 2011.

RocShemp
03-09-10, 02:01 PM
I can see him as Bucky but as Cap... My desire to see this movie is dead and only an Iron Man2-quality trailer can revive it. :down:

Artman
03-09-10, 02:05 PM
I know next to nothing about the comic, I will say I prefer him to a CW type actor. But, he better put himself thru a grueling training... he's gotta lose that babyface look to be convincing.

Finisher
03-09-10, 02:17 PM
Krasinski would be a terrible choice.

Meglos
03-09-10, 02:28 PM
If you're okay with a guy in his 40's or late 30's, then cast Matt Damon in the role as Cap.

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/759/mikenelson.png

:rock:

Solid Snake
03-09-10, 02:35 PM
Funny. They said the same thing about Ledger. I think it could be interesting. The guy can act. Also...he's too tall for Bucky.

What worries me is the love interest bit they mentioned. I'm assuming it might Sharon Carter's aunt who too fell in love w/ Cap? Otherwise...I wouldn't mind them talking about it like the Avenger's animated film did or a small bit again only as a WWII mentioned in Ultimates.

RocShemp
03-09-10, 02:41 PM
I dunno. I was one of the minority that could see Ledger as the Joker (though he played it differently than I imagined) but I just don't see Krasinski as Cap no matter how hard I try.

Michael Corvin
03-09-10, 02:44 PM
Funny. They said the same thing about Ledger.


It's nearly the same for every superhero flick that comes along. Didn't everyone have reservations about Toby Maguire as well when that was first announced? Everyone has their own idea about who it should or shouldn't be and end up being very closed minded about it.

I don't know jack about Captain America, so I have no preference. I'm open to Krasinski showing us if he has range outside of comedy though... especially over that list of CW stars.

mattressman
03-09-10, 03:15 PM
Probably the worst casting choice I've heard yet: Dane Cook as Cap.

http://worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=16993&count=0

fumanstan
03-09-10, 03:17 PM
Krasinski just doesn't have that rugged square jaw look that I would picture for Cap. Not really worried about the physique, as i'm sure he can get buffed for it pretty easily.

BJacks
03-09-10, 05:02 PM
You need someone who can convincingly make you believe they are a soldier. Given Krasinski's boyish looks and easygoing comedic personality, I don't see how he could pull it off. I usually give folks the benefit of the doubt, but being a fan of The Office and Krasinski's previous film work, it's just not working for me.

harrydoyle
03-09-10, 05:21 PM
Not a fan of the Krasinski rumor either...I just don't think his personality or looks match the role, like BJacks said. I still think that Chris Pine would be a pretty good Cap, especially seeing ST

gmanca
03-09-10, 07:30 PM
Supposedly, Krasinski won't be Cap and that Chris Evans is a possible choice; he would be the best of all the name floated out there as the dude was pretty good in Sunshine.

dcrw6
03-09-10, 07:53 PM
If they were going for older Cap, then I think Thomas Jane would be perfect. I could totally buy him being respectable enough to order RDJ around in an Avengers movie, which is really my only complaint about Halpert getting it. He doesn't have the ability to garner instant respect and authority the way Cap does.

The Valeyard
03-09-10, 08:32 PM
Deadline.com is saying Krasinski is out:

UPDATED: Hollywood rumor headquarters Deadline.com now has a report up seemingly refuting Fox411's claims and saying that not only has the part not been cast yet but that Krasinski is no longer in the running. Instead, the story reads, "Cloverfield's" Mike Vogel, "Tron: Legacy's" Garrett Hedlund and former Human Torch Chris Evans are all in the running at the time being.

stingermck
03-09-10, 08:35 PM
If they were going for older Cap, then I think Thomas Jane would be perfect. I could totally buy him being respectable enough to order RDJ around in an Avengers movie, which is really my only complaint about Halpert getting it. He doesn't have the ability to garner instant respect and authority the way Cap does.

Good choice. And I just want to see Jane in more comic movies. He has a lot of respect for the characters.

superdeluxe
03-09-10, 08:44 PM
Deadline.com is saying Krasinski is out:

Thats crazy.

JumpCutz
03-09-10, 08:57 PM
They're going nuts over at superherohype trying to figure out what's going on with the casting. :lol:

RocShemp
03-09-10, 09:47 PM
If they were going for older Cap, then I think Thomas Jane would be perfect. I could totally buy him being respectable enough to order RDJ around in an Avengers movie, which is really my only complaint about Halpert getting it. He doesn't have the ability to garner instant respect and authority the way Cap does.

Good choice. And I just want to see Jane in more comic movies. He has a lot of respect for the characters.

I could definitely get behind Thomas Jane as Captain America. :up:

Drexl
03-09-10, 10:10 PM
Come on, Lost is ending its run. It's time to give Josh Holloway a big movie role as the Captain.

RocShemp
03-09-10, 11:34 PM
Nah. Josh Holloway seems more suited to be a 15 years later Gambit if the character resurfaces in X-Men 4.

riley_dude
03-09-10, 11:35 PM
They should cast Paul Wesley who is the lead on Vampire Diaries. He has got the look and the build and...the square jaw.

superdeluxe
03-11-10, 11:19 PM
Hugo Weaving as Red Skull?

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=15778

Marvel Studios has zeroed in on Hugo Weaving to play the villainous Red Skull in “Captain America.”

The dealmaking with Weaving is in a delicate stage that will play out in the next day or so. Agencies grouse that Marvel plays hardball in the negotiating process and also demands multi-movie commitments, though the latter usually applies to actors playing its heroes.

If a deal happens, it would reunite the actor with Johnston, with whom he worked in the recent horror thriller “The Wolfman.” The CAA-repped Weaving already is known to genre fans as bad guy Agent Smith of the “Matrix” movies and elf ruler Elrond of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

RocShemp
03-12-10, 12:18 AM
I like Weaving but I'm not excited to see him as Red Skull.

islandclaws
03-12-10, 01:30 PM
Of the three names being floated around, I'd go with Evans. I'm not terribly familiar with his work, but I thought he was easily the best thing in the shitty FF movies.

devilshalo
03-12-10, 02:48 PM
... I thought he was easily the best thing in the shitty FF movies.

If it weren't for him and Chiklis, the FF films would have been complete shit. The relationship between Ben and Johnny was the only thing the films got right.

RagingBull80
03-12-10, 10:08 PM
I'm kinda disappointed Halpert won't be playing the Cap.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3319/fhfghb.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/i/fhfghb.jpg/)

I actually think that Chris Evans is the best choice mentioned so far, apart from a 10 years ago Matt Damon.

RyoHazuki
03-15-10, 07:56 PM
Ryan Phillipe has apparently been added to the short list of actors they're considering. That's the best choice from the ones they've been talking about. He's a pretty underrated actor. I like a lot of his roles.

Patman
03-15-10, 08:30 PM
Phillippe is kinda short for the role of Cap, though. I wish Paul Walker was a better actor, and a little bit younger, because he'd look the part, easily.

BJacks
03-15-10, 08:43 PM
Ryan Phillipe has apparently been added to the short list of actors they're considering. That's the best choice from the ones they've been talking about. He's a pretty underrated actor. I like a lot of his roles.He hasn't auditioned yet but he's going in soon for a read.

Artman
03-15-10, 08:47 PM
From Deadline Hollywood:

While Marvel Studios and director Joe Johnston continue to test candidates for The First Avenger: Captain America, I'm told that Marvel has also made an approach to Channing Tatum. Coming off G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra and Dear John, I would be surprised if he went in to test for the role., now that he's become a bankable commodity. It'll come down to Marvel making an offer, and Tatum either accepting it or rejecting it. But he is definitely in the mix, along with other confirmed candidates that include Fantastic Four's Chris Evans, Cloverfield's Mike Vogel and Tron Legacy's Garrett Hedlund, and Generation Kill's Wilson Bethel.

Adam Tyner
03-15-10, 08:51 PM
While Marvel Studios and director Joe Johnston continue to test candidates for The First Avenger: Captain America, I'm told that Marvel has also made an approach to Channing Tatum.Good Lord. Did they watch G.I. Joe? I watch an inhuman number of movies, and I can honestly say that's in the running as the single worst lead performance in a big studio flick ever.

JumpCutz
03-15-10, 09:01 PM
Agreed. Channing Tatum is an absolute stiff. He's so incredibly dreadful in G.I Joe...it's almost surreal.

stingermck
03-15-10, 09:03 PM
Tatum would be terrible. He ruined Duke.

Hokeyboy
03-15-10, 09:18 PM
If they ever make a Mass Effect movie, he'd be a decent Shepard. But Cap? Ehh.

Then again, this movie had FAIL scrawled all over it the minute Joe Johnston was signed on as director.

BJacks
03-15-10, 09:32 PM
Channing Tatum is the most boring leading man of the last 15 years, easy. We'll see how he carries "Eagle of the Ninth" which I'd be a lot more excited for if he wasn't the star.

toddly6666
03-16-10, 01:59 AM
Chris Evans, John Krasinski, and Paul Walker are hundred times better choices than Tatum or Ryan Philippe. Ryan Philippe has improved as an actor, but he would look like a boy in a Captain America Halloween costume. Tatum would definitely be the worst choice.

Why is Channing Tatum getting jobs? Is he sucking producers dicks to get acting gigs? I really wonder what he is doing to get work in Hollywood.

DonnachaOne
03-16-10, 09:00 AM
Why is Channing Tatum getting jobs? Is he sucking producers dicks to get acting gigs? I really wonder what he is doing to get work in Hollywood.His movies make a profit and he brings women to the action films. It's that simple, really.

toddly6666
03-16-10, 09:33 AM
His movies make a profit and he brings women to the action films. It's that simple, really.

He's only done one film which is for the ladies - Dear John...but wasn't it Nicholas Sparks that brought the ladies to the cinemas for that?