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Marvel appears to have revealed a plot synopsis of sorts for THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA. While it could still ultimately deviate from this, it's nice to see that at least at this point, it looks like they're staying pretty close to the original mythos.

"Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boys earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Soldier Serum and bombarded by vita-rays. Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers."

So now the question is who will play ol' Cap. I still like Matt McConaughey but what the hell do I know. I lost a sizeable amount of my savings on the Oscars and Amy Ryan. I also bet on WALL-E to be the biggest earner this Summer. I am not the person for film-related predictions. What do I look like a freaking psychic??
Extra Tidbit: And don't even trouble yourself with those Will Smith rumors.
Source: Prod. Weekly

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8:40PM on 10/08/2008

Interesting choices, luke

I myself had suggested Mangold as an option for directing Cap. Depending on how Quantum of Solace goes, Forster would be another possibility. Ross too, but I'm not so sure Wright would be interested. Then again, he might decide to fall in Nolan's footsteps. Great suggestions!
I myself had suggested Mangold as an option for directing Cap. Depending on how Quantum of Solace goes, Forster would be another possibility. Ross too, but I'm not so sure Wright would be interested. Then again, he might decide to fall in Nolan's footsteps. Great suggestions!
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3:19AM on 10/08/2008

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It was actually deadshot that originally suggested Hirsch for Bucky, I just happened to agree with him. I've thought that Duhamel would make an excellent Captain America for a while now, and after looking around here it's nice to know I'm not alone.

The trouble with Bay as a director is that although he nails the visual aspects his films tend to seriously lack substance, which is exactly what has made most recent superhero films so good. Martin Campbell would be good though, and although
It was actually deadshot that originally suggested Hirsch for Bucky, I just happened to agree with him. I've thought that Duhamel would make an excellent Captain America for a while now, and after looking around here it's nice to know I'm not alone.

The trouble with Bay as a director is that although he nails the visual aspects his films tend to seriously lack substance, which is exactly what has made most recent superhero films so good. Martin Campbell would be good though, and although it's tough to be certain with Blomkamp since he hasn't done a feature yet, if Peter Jackson trusts him enough to hand him Halo, then I'd probably trust him too.

Other Directors I'd Trust:
1. Nick Cassavettes
2. Marc Forster
3. James Mangold
4. Gary Ross
5. Joe Wright

Ross especially needs to be handed a big budget comic or fantasy flick, and since he seems to gravitate toward period pieces, this seems like an especially nice fit.
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11:16PM on 10/07/2008

What is Happening?

Hey this is for the Moron that said race doesnt matter for Captain America. You know what i want to see, Seth Rogen play Luke Cage. thats what i want, a Fat jewish guy playing a Bad Ass Mother Fucking Black man. I cant believe you said race doesnt matter. Obiviously you are not a comic reader. Hey, Heres a news flash: Captain America has been a blued eyed, blonde hair White guy for over 65 years. I do not want to see Will Smith playin Cap. Hello its set in 1940's The American Civil Rights
Hey this is for the Moron that said race doesnt matter for Captain America. You know what i want to see, Seth Rogen play Luke Cage. thats what i want, a Fat jewish guy playing a Bad Ass Mother Fucking Black man. I cant believe you said race doesnt matter. Obiviously you are not a comic reader. Hey, Heres a news flash: Captain America has been a blued eyed, blonde hair White guy for over 65 years. I do not want to see Will Smith playin Cap. Hello its set in 1940's The American Civil Rights Movement takes places 15 years later. So if we really want to believe this movie is set during WWII then they should show how Blacks were treated in the 40's. Is that what we want to see? Will Smith fighting in a war and whites are okay with that? SHUT UP, do your History homework. Ryan Reynolds as Black Panther? What the fuck are you smoking? Read a comic for over 30 years and say "Yea i think he should be a White guy." NEXT!

Im still suprised no one mentioned Leo. I think there are a lot of disbelievers.

DocSavage is the fucking man!! Da BEARS!!! Urlacher, FUCK YEA!!!!
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9:14PM on 10/07/2008

My Pick For Capt. America

My Pick For Captain America would be:

1. Brad Pitt
2. Matthew Fox
3. Mark Wahlberg
4. Matt Damon
5. Ryan Gosling

Too bad that they didn't make this movie a long time ago because I think Val Kilmer would have made a hell of a Captain America.
My Pick For Captain America would be:

1. Brad Pitt
2. Matthew Fox
3. Mark Wahlberg
4. Matt Damon
5. Ryan Gosling

Too bad that they didn't make this movie a long time ago because I think Val Kilmer would have made a hell of a Captain America.
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6:48PM on 10/07/2008

DA BEARS

Brian Urlacher should play Cap.
Brian Urlacher should play Cap.
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5:33PM on 10/07/2008

cosigning luke319's casting

emile hirsch as bucky is perfect. haha, emile would probably be just as good as dick grayson too. anyways, as for a director:

martin campbell
neil blomkamp (sp?)
clint eastwood
michael bay

i would really want someone who is used to directing inventive fast and kinetic action. i hope more detail and consideration is given to the cap's fight choreography as well, atleast more than TDK. I could imagine some CG enhanced Bourne style fights. it would be nice to see more elaboration on how
emile hirsch as bucky is perfect. haha, emile would probably be just as good as dick grayson too. anyways, as for a director:

martin campbell
neil blomkamp (sp?)
clint eastwood
michael bay

i would really want someone who is used to directing inventive fast and kinetic action. i hope more detail and consideration is given to the cap's fight choreography as well, atleast more than TDK. I could imagine some CG enhanced Bourne style fights. it would be nice to see more elaboration on how they've portrayed the super soldier abilities so far in Incredible Hulk. From watching Kung Fu Hustle, I'm sure fights can be subtly enhanced with CG to that same degree but in a more serious context for cap, and be just as affecting. Oh man, and the shield, can't wait to see how they handle that thing being thrown.
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3:57PM on 10/07/2008
Wouldn't that be kind of weird having Steve Rogers be in his early twenties when he took the Super Soldier serum and then all of the sudden look like some forty year old movie star afterwards? I mean WWII only lasted six years (four for the U.S.) you wouldn't even have time to realistically age him. That's why I like the idea of someone in their early 30's (read: Josh Duhamel, Matt Damon) they could look young enough to play Steve and old enough to play Cap. Stan Lee seems to have a similar
Wouldn't that be kind of weird having Steve Rogers be in his early twenties when he took the Super Soldier serum and then all of the sudden look like some forty year old movie star afterwards? I mean WWII only lasted six years (four for the U.S.) you wouldn't even have time to realistically age him. That's why I like the idea of someone in their early 30's (read: Josh Duhamel, Matt Damon) they could look young enough to play Steve and old enough to play Cap. Stan Lee seems to have a similar idea since he suggested Jensen Ackles.
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3:33PM on 10/07/2008
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10:09AM on 10/07/2008
Keifer Sutherland - yeah I know he's probably too old - but he's younger than downey jr...obviously a teen or early 20 yr old actor would need to play the 'frail' Steve Rogers - but thats my vote anyway.
Keifer Sutherland - yeah I know he's probably too old - but he's younger than downey jr...obviously a teen or early 20 yr old actor would need to play the 'frail' Steve Rogers - but thats my vote anyway.
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7:00AM on 10/07/2008

Actors in multiple superhero flicks

Aaron Eckhart has gone on record as saying he's interested in playing Green Lantern and Thomas Jane has shown interest in Jonah Hex, so yeah there's the chance they could do more comic films. However, I think WB would get pretty pissed if Eckhart decided to switch over to Marvel.

Ben Foster, Rebecca Romjin, James Marsden and Ryan Reynolds already have/will appeared in multiple superhero franchises so it's not that unheard of.
Aaron Eckhart has gone on record as saying he's interested in playing Green Lantern and Thomas Jane has shown interest in Jonah Hex, so yeah there's the chance they could do more comic films. However, I think WB would get pretty pissed if Eckhart decided to switch over to Marvel.

Ben Foster, Rebecca Romjin, James Marsden and Ryan Reynolds already have/will appeared in multiple superhero franchises so it's not that unheard of.
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6:21AM on 10/07/2008

CAP

I always thought Brad Pitt was best choice for the Cap although he is too old now. The actor needs to be young enough to be of age to enlist so my choice is: Micheal Pitt. and i really wish people would stop suggesting actors for the role who have already appeared in other comic book movie roles, like Aaron Eckhart or Thomas Jane, it aint gonna happen.
I always thought Brad Pitt was best choice for the Cap although he is too old now. The actor needs to be young enough to be of age to enlist so my choice is: Micheal Pitt. and i really wish people would stop suggesting actors for the role who have already appeared in other comic book movie roles, like Aaron Eckhart or Thomas Jane, it aint gonna happen.
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2:39AM on 10/07/2008

2 Fast 2 Furious

Shocked nobody has thrown out the Paul Walker rumor.
How about Denzel???
Shocked nobody has thrown out the Paul Walker rumor.
How about Denzel???
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2:31AM on 10/07/2008

Sounds like a good plot

But they need to get a director, a writer and an actor attached. I keep hearing the names being thrown around and I can't see any of them really cutting it. I still really think that this is a role that is tailor-made for Matt Damon. He's the kind of actor who is Bale-esque in his regimen for prepping a role. He could conceivably drop to around 130 lbs. for the pre-Rebirth stuff and bulk up again. He's still young enough (as opposed to Pitt) who's now in his forties. He's got the chops and he's
But they need to get a director, a writer and an actor attached. I keep hearing the names being thrown around and I can't see any of them really cutting it. I still really think that this is a role that is tailor-made for Matt Damon. He's the kind of actor who is Bale-esque in his regimen for prepping a role. He could conceivably drop to around 130 lbs. for the pre-Rebirth stuff and bulk up again. He's still young enough (as opposed to Pitt) who's now in his forties. He's got the chops and he's definitely got the skills for the fight scenes. I see someone like Baron Zemo for the main villain with the Red Skull somewhere in the background orchestrating things. Matt Mc is just not the right type, actor-wise... and there's no way in hell that I'd be able to get around a southern accent for a kid from Brooklyn. Also, Bucky would need to be a part of this. Please, no Shia. Someone like Emile Hirsch would work. As for a director, I'm still not really sure.

And how about this for the ending... Cap and Bucky are trying to disarm the bomb headed for London and it blows up over the Atlantic and Cap sinks into the water... and post-credits, Stark and Fury find his frozen body.
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1:19AM on 10/07/2008

GeneralZod

In response to the poster "GeneralZod" on page 7 of this thread:

Ryan Reynolds as Black Panther? How about Daniel Dae Kim as Black Panther?

It shouldn't matter the race, as long as the story is tight...
In response to the poster "GeneralZod" on page 7 of this thread:

Ryan Reynolds as Black Panther? How about Daniel Dae Kim as Black Panther?

It shouldn't matter the race, as long as the story is tight...
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1:05AM on 10/07/2008

Cap on ice til the Avengers...

Norris - Interesting idea. Might be a bit of a downer ending for what would likely be a summer tentpole flick. But who knows?

Norris - Interesting idea. Might be a bit of a downer ending for what would likely be a summer tentpole flick. But who knows?

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1:03AM on 10/07/2008

Will Smith!!

That would be interesting, but Smith has too much on his plate right now. Moreover, he was already "Hancock"...

According to Dave Davis in his article for Joblo: "Dragonball Trailer" he didn't think it was a problem that the main character was white instead of Asian, sooo...race shouldn't matter here.

However, aside from Smith? I say go with an actor who could be cast against type...i.e. Michael Keaton, a comedian, was in Batman (and even Bill Murray was considered for the part)...
That would be interesting, but Smith has too much on his plate right now. Moreover, he was already "Hancock"...

According to Dave Davis in his article for Joblo: "Dragonball Trailer" he didn't think it was a problem that the main character was white instead of Asian, sooo...race shouldn't matter here.

However, aside from Smith? I say go with an actor who could be cast against type...i.e. Michael Keaton, a comedian, was in Batman (and even Bill Murray was considered for the part)...
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12:37AM on 10/07/2008

Slow Down Walt

Slow down walt. Your a crazy guy. Mcconahe is NOT the same Calibur actor as Downey and Norton. You lost all crediblity with that comment. Norton is an Amazing actor by the way he is a far better actor than Matt. Primal Fear? Hello, damn i cant believe i just read that. Dont even get me started on Downey. The man is a top five actor in MOST peoples favorite actors. Holy Shit you cant be serious.
Slow down walt. Your a crazy guy. Mcconahe is NOT the same Calibur actor as Downey and Norton. You lost all crediblity with that comment. Norton is an Amazing actor by the way he is a far better actor than Matt. Primal Fear? Hello, damn i cant believe i just read that. Dont even get me started on Downey. The man is a top five actor in MOST peoples favorite actors. Holy Shit you cant be serious.
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12:10AM on 10/07/2008
I thought they would have set it in modern times but still cool. I'm all for McConaughey as Caps too. He's of the acting caliber(despite alot of his horrible script choices) and generation of Norton and Downey Jr, plus his career could REALLY use a pick-me-up. Think of that team up on screen for the Avengers movie: Downey Jr., Norton(hopefully) and McConaughey...I'm fucking down. Now what about Thor???
I thought they would have set it in modern times but still cool. I'm all for McConaughey as Caps too. He's of the acting caliber(despite alot of his horrible script choices) and generation of Norton and Downey Jr, plus his career could REALLY use a pick-me-up. Think of that team up on screen for the Avengers movie: Downey Jr., Norton(hopefully) and McConaughey...I'm fucking down. Now what about Thor???
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11:25PM on 10/06/2008
I think that we might need to focus on is the fact that this guy is going to be leading a lot of famous actors into battle and my feeling for the only person to do this is Mark Wahlberg.
I think that we might need to focus on is the fact that this guy is going to be leading a lot of famous actors into battle and my feeling for the only person to do this is Mark Wahlberg.
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10:49PM on 10/06/2008

My Pick For Captain America...

My pick for Captain America would either be:

1. Brad Pitt
2. Matthew Fox

If this movie was made a while back, I think Val Kilmer would have made a hell of a Captain America.

This movie is going to be awesome!
My pick for Captain America would either be:

1. Brad Pitt
2. Matthew Fox

If this movie was made a while back, I think Val Kilmer would have made a hell of a Captain America.

This movie is going to be awesome!
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10:44PM on 10/06/2008

what about...

Aaron Eckhart looks like Cap, and we all know he can act...He would be perfect for the live-action Cap
Aaron Eckhart looks like Cap, and we all know he can act...He would be perfect for the live-action Cap
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10:25PM on 10/06/2008

Any Takers???

Any takers for Sean Penn?
Any takers for Sean Penn?
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10:19PM on 10/06/2008

Luke319

I couldnt agree more with you. Proyas is a dark director Dark City and I, Robot was pretty dark also. He would do an Awesome Daredevil reboot. i say give Damon the Daredevil reboot and show Affleck how to do an Action movie. Ouch.

Lastly the female is also very important. If Paltrow wasnt so damn Hot as a red head i might not have seen Iron man for the 4th time. WoW. Im sold.

Love it, Luke. Thanks. Lets hope for a Kick Ass flick regardless of who directs and acts in it. I want to see the
I couldnt agree more with you. Proyas is a dark director Dark City and I, Robot was pretty dark also. He would do an Awesome Daredevil reboot. i say give Damon the Daredevil reboot and show Affleck how to do an Action movie. Ouch.

Lastly the female is also very important. If Paltrow wasnt so damn Hot as a red head i might not have seen Iron man for the 4th time. WoW. Im sold.

Love it, Luke. Thanks. Lets hope for a Kick Ass flick regardless of who directs and acts in it. I want to see the great story of Captain America put up on the Big Screen, Period
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10:00PM on 10/06/2008
If they dont go with a no-name actor, then I like Adam Baldwin as Captain America (right size, age, and voice), with Martin Campbell (casino royale) to direct.
If they dont go with a no-name actor, then I like Adam Baldwin as Captain America (right size, age, and voice), with Martin Campbell (casino royale) to direct.
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9:51PM on 10/06/2008
Agree... Deadshot pretty much nailed the ending. That'd be the perfect segue into an Avengers movie.

Proyas is an awesome director, but his films tend to be pretty dark whereas Capt. America would need to be relatively uplifting. Proyas would be better suited for the Daredevil reboot. Eastwood would be an absolute dream choice to direct, but I'm not sure he'd go for a comic flick. But who knows, I never would've expected Kenneth Branagh to either.

For what it's worth:

Captain America -
Agree... Deadshot pretty much nailed the ending. That'd be the perfect segue into an Avengers movie.

Proyas is an awesome director, but his films tend to be pretty dark whereas Capt. America would need to be relatively uplifting. Proyas would be better suited for the Daredevil reboot. Eastwood would be an absolute dream choice to direct, but I'm not sure he'd go for a comic flick. But who knows, I never would've expected Kenneth Branagh to either.

For what it's worth:

Captain America - Josh Duhamel
Bucky Barnes - Emile Hirsch
Red Skull - Jim Caviezel
Peggy Carter - Anne Hathaway
General Phillips - David Schofield
Dr. Abraham Erskine - John Hurt

I think casting well known female lead like Hathaway would help offset the fact hat Duhamel's not a big name leading man.


Also nickula11, you realize Nick Nolte is 67, right?
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8:58PM on 10/06/2008

Wake Up

You guys are not paying attention to the times, man. Ridley Scott has an action flick out this week with Leo. Go watch it and then think it through. LEO being cap. If Ridley directs this with a lot of good action, Im kidding im not really saying this, Of Course the film will be well done. Then i nominated Leo as Cap and Ridley Scott directs. If this movie does well then Mark my words now! It will be a Leo/Ridley The First Avnger: Captain America movie. If it does shitty then fuck what i said.
You guys are not paying attention to the times, man. Ridley Scott has an action flick out this week with Leo. Go watch it and then think it through. LEO being cap. If Ridley directs this with a lot of good action, Im kidding im not really saying this, Of Course the film will be well done. Then i nominated Leo as Cap and Ridley Scott directs. If this movie does well then Mark my words now! It will be a Leo/Ridley The First Avnger: Captain America movie. If it does shitty then fuck what i said.

DeadShot: Great ending, man. Dead on. Amazing film.

Call me Indiana: Im sorry i think that was your name. Im glad someone agrees with that and understands how amazing that movie would be with Eastwood directing it.

We need big names in this flick not some frickin dude from BattleStar Galatica. Wow dude stop with that. This film is going to need some Heavy Hitters. Leo (If his new film does well), Matt Damon, Brad Pitt even. If Kate Hudson is in Captain then im ok with Mcconahey or however you want to spell it.

Dont forget this film has to have a great Action Director behind the lens. That is Key.
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8:34PM on 10/06/2008
Mark Valley...the dude was even referred to as Captain America on Boston Legal many times.
Mark Valley...the dude was even referred to as Captain America on Boston Legal many times.
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8:22PM on 10/06/2008

Matt Damon!?

No way, Matt Damon is so wrong for the part. I'm still not sure who I think would be great. Jason Lewis would be good, but I'd prefer him for Thor...
How about Nick Nolte?
No way, Matt Damon is so wrong for the part. I'm still not sure who I think would be great. Jason Lewis would be good, but I'd prefer him for Thor...
How about Nick Nolte?
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7:59PM on 10/06/2008
I think they intentionally set the movie around WWII so by the end of the movie they'd have a place to set up The Avengers movie if they are really going to do it. As for Captain America, I'd say James Caviezel (do I spell his name right?) would very well fit for Cap. He just need to buff up a little bit more. But who would be The Red Skull?? (presumably if he's in the script)
I think they intentionally set the movie around WWII so by the end of the movie they'd have a place to set up The Avengers movie if they are really going to do it. As for Captain America, I'd say James Caviezel (do I spell his name right?) would very well fit for Cap. He just need to buff up a little bit more. But who would be The Red Skull?? (presumably if he's in the script)
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7:41PM on 10/06/2008
I still think Matt Damon would just own as Cap, but I'm not too keen on the whole movie being set around WWII.

I thought Iron Man worked so well as a movie because they updated the story to fit modern times. If anyone remembers, in the comics Tony Stark was injured during the Vietnam War and captured. But of course they changed it around so Tony would be injured and captured in the Middle East.

I just don't want to see a whole Captain America movie set in WWII because it would then limit
I still think Matt Damon would just own as Cap, but I'm not too keen on the whole movie being set around WWII.

I thought Iron Man worked so well as a movie because they updated the story to fit modern times. If anyone remembers, in the comics Tony Stark was injured during the Vietnam War and captured. But of course they changed it around so Tony would be injured and captured in the Middle East.

I just don't want to see a whole Captain America movie set in WWII because it would then limit the film to where, in the end, he would be frozen in a block of ice.

Much of the Avengers movie would then deal with Cap being found and awoken, and I would rather see that dealt with alone in a Cap flick.
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7:39PM on 10/06/2008
I really think Matt Damon would be an awesome choice for Cap. He has shown in the past that he can carry an action movie. Obviously I am referring to Bourne...

and EvilHenchman, I can see Marvel doing this movie in WW2 and at the end, he becomes frozen, perfectly setting up the Avengers.

I really think Matt Damon would be an awesome choice for Cap. He has shown in the past that he can carry an action movie. Obviously I am referring to Bourne...

and EvilHenchman, I can see Marvel doing this movie in WW2 and at the end, he becomes frozen, perfectly setting up the Avengers.

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7:37PM on 10/06/2008

JC=Captain America

He might not be blonde but James Caviezel could be an awesome Captain America.

And he would probably accept the offer too, he was very keen on playing Superman but the director didn't want him.

He might not be blonde but James Caviezel could be an awesome Captain America.

And he would probably accept the offer too, he was very keen on playing Superman but the director didn't want him.

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7:24PM on 10/06/2008
Has the [link] part of Cap's origin been abandoned or forgotten over the years? Just curious.

And SpongeMike182: If Iron Man had disappointed as badly as the FF films have, you'd probably be singing a different tune. There's nothing in Favreau's resume that screams out "Big Screen Comic Book Action Movie Director" either.
Has the [link] part of Cap's origin been abandoned or forgotten over the years? Just curious.

And SpongeMike182: If Iron Man had disappointed as badly as the FF films have, you'd probably be singing a different tune. There's nothing in Favreau's resume that screams out "Big Screen Comic Book Action Movie Director" either.
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7:24PM on 10/06/2008
I still say Jamie Bamber from Battlestar would make a damn good Cap.
I still say Jamie Bamber from Battlestar would make a damn good Cap.
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6:45PM on 10/06/2008

I agree

Duhamel or Damon or both Im pretty sure El capitan had a best friend who was a Photographer
Duhamel or Damon or both Im pretty sure El capitan had a best friend who was a Photographer
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6:30PM on 10/06/2008

NO KNOWN STAR FOR CAP

Look, it's fun to play "Actor X should play Character X", but there's no name actor now that can physically portray Cap. He should be an unknown, someone well below the radar, like Mark Hamill was. And the movie needs to be set during World War 2, while I'm at it.
Look, it's fun to play "Actor X should play Character X", but there's no name actor now that can physically portray Cap. He should be an unknown, someone well below the radar, like Mark Hamill was. And the movie needs to be set during World War 2, while I'm at it.
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6:27PM on 10/06/2008

nah, seriously - josh duhamel or damon as the cap

besides matt damon, i dont think pitt, dicaprio or mcconaughey have that IT to make me believe they can be the greatest patriot & american soldier. i agree with what was said earlier, out of all of those guys i can only see damon prepping properly for the role. i would actually be excited about a damon as the cap, cuz i can imagine him alongside downey and norton and having great chemistry onscreen as avengers... yeah, that would be great. though, if marvel mount were to decide to go with some
besides matt damon, i dont think pitt, dicaprio or mcconaughey have that IT to make me believe they can be the greatest patriot & american soldier. i agree with what was said earlier, out of all of those guys i can only see damon prepping properly for the role. i would actually be excited about a damon as the cap, cuz i can imagine him alongside downey and norton and having great chemistry onscreen as avengers... yeah, that would be great. though, if marvel mount were to decide to go with some new blood or a budding star, i'd pick...

...josh duhamel. dude has the voice, looks, jawline, presence, and no celebrity baggage or big star price tag (yet) either - and you know how much that can possibly detract from the role for alot of viewers, fans and casual movie goers alike. duhamel would be a practical choice and just an all around suitable casting for steve rogers. at no time in transformers did i feel like that guy was a lousy actor, he did his part well being a convincing platoon leader. and thats the key word right there, LEADER.

now all they need is the LOTR/pathfinder dude as THOR and the Avengers movie would be the tits. im sure they can't fuck up the casting of wasp and hank pym.
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6:11PM on 10/06/2008

CAPATAIN AMERICA STARRING............

Hands down it's time to see Leo in a role like this. Pay him the money, give him the points for dvd sales and merchndise and make the best superhero movie ever. A lot can be earned with real actors in these roles,anybody remember Ironman and The Dark Knight. Even Norton in the HULK was worth watching.
Hands down it's time to see Leo in a role like this. Pay him the money, give him the points for dvd sales and merchndise and make the best superhero movie ever. A lot can be earned with real actors in these roles,anybody remember Ironman and The Dark Knight. Even Norton in the HULK was worth watching.
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6:11PM on 10/06/2008

CAPATAIN AMERICA STARRING............

HAnds down it's time to see Leo in a role lik this. Pay him the money, give him the points for dvd sales nd merchndise nd make the best superhero movie ever. A lot can be earned with real actors in these roles,anybody remeber Ironman and The Dark Knight
HAnds down it's time to see Leo in a role lik this. Pay him the money, give him the points for dvd sales nd merchndise nd make the best superhero movie ever. A lot can be earned with real actors in these roles,anybody remeber Ironman and The Dark Knight
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5:57PM on 10/06/2008

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T_Mar: Favreau wrote Swingers and directed Made and Iron Man. Tim Story only did black family movies. Plus Jon Favreau has been involved in the business longer than tim story. So he knows his shit.
T_Mar: Favreau wrote Swingers and directed Made and Iron Man. Tim Story only did black family movies. Plus Jon Favreau has been involved in the business longer than tim story. So he knows his shit.
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5:47PM on 10/06/2008
how about Edward Zwick to direct
how about Edward Zwick to direct
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5:45PM on 10/06/2008
How bout David Fincher? Or maybe take a chance on a guy like Brad Bird (Incredibles)?

To the dude that pleaded in 10 different posts to not have someone who recently did a family comedy, then turn around and nominate Favs, you do realize that his two mivies prior to Iron Man were Elf and Zathura right?
How bout David Fincher? Or maybe take a chance on a guy like Brad Bird (Incredibles)?

To the dude that pleaded in 10 different posts to not have someone who recently did a family comedy, then turn around and nominate Favs, you do realize that his two mivies prior to Iron Man were Elf and Zathura right?
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5:43PM on 10/06/2008

The Cap!

Captain America has always been my favorite superhero, bar none. I am glad they are going the Iron Man route and staying close to the original story, I don't think it would have worked any other way.
Captain America has always been my favorite superhero, bar none. I am glad they are going the Iron Man route and staying close to the original story, I don't think it would have worked any other way.
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5:28PM on 10/06/2008

about time

lovin the angle. still have no idea who should play him. mcconaughy isnt the worst hollywood could do but they couls also do better. wouldnt even mind marky mark doin it. but ill follow stan lees choice and go with jensen ackles for now. very open to suggestion wouldnt even mind a no name but if the pick a agay guy to play ol cap like they did in superman ill move to canada.
lovin the angle. still have no idea who should play him. mcconaughy isnt the worst hollywood could do but they couls also do better. wouldnt even mind marky mark doin it. but ill follow stan lees choice and go with jensen ackles for now. very open to suggestion wouldnt even mind a no name but if the pick a agay guy to play ol cap like they did in superman ill move to canada.
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5:17PM on 10/06/2008

This is going to be awesome

Hell yea! This is one hero ive been waiting to make a big screen appearence. Hopefully this one will be better than the 89 movie.
Hell yea! This is one hero ive been waiting to make a big screen appearence. Hopefully this one will be better than the 89 movie.
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5:01PM on 10/06/2008
ABsolute BIG FAT ***NO*** to Matthew Macahackawacka playing Caps. NO.
ABsolute BIG FAT ***NO*** to Matthew Macahackawacka playing Caps. NO.
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4:58PM on 10/06/2008

who i'd like to see in the role

Well since the show started I'd like to see Charlie Hunnam play the part. He plays Jax on Sons of Anarchy. hes younger and has the build and i think he could play the weakling cap starts out as better then most.
Well since the show started I'd like to see Charlie Hunnam play the part. He plays Jax on Sons of Anarchy. hes younger and has the build and i think he could play the weakling cap starts out as better then most.
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4:52PM on 10/06/2008
If that is indeed the plot they're going with, then kudos. As for who should play Cap, I know some folks have said he should be an unknown, but if McConaughey could drop his accent and put on a good Brooklyn one I could see him as Cap.

As for a director, someone below mentioned Clint Eastwood. If he'd be willing to do it I say go with him. An Eastwood directed Captain America flick would be a damn good movie. Actually, I just read an article in the paper today about Eastwood and he
If that is indeed the plot they're going with, then kudos. As for who should play Cap, I know some folks have said he should be an unknown, but if McConaughey could drop his accent and put on a good Brooklyn one I could see him as Cap.

As for a director, someone below mentioned Clint Eastwood. If he'd be willing to do it I say go with him. An Eastwood directed Captain America flick would be a damn good movie. Actually, I just read an article in the paper today about Eastwood and he said he's at a stage in his life where he doesn't want to repeat himself. Well, Clint, you haven't done a comic book movie, so how's about maybe directing Captain America for us?
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4:25PM on 10/06/2008

Sounds like a good plot

But they need to get a director, a writer and an actor attached. I keep hearing the names being thrown around and I can't see any of them really cutting it. I still really think that this is a role that is tailor-made for Matt Damon. He's the kind of actor who is Bale-esque in his regimen for prepping a role. He could conceivably drop to around 130 lbs. for the pre-Rebirth stuff and bulk up again. He's still young enough (as opposed to Pitt) who's now in his forties. He's got the chops and he's
But they need to get a director, a writer and an actor attached. I keep hearing the names being thrown around and I can't see any of them really cutting it. I still really think that this is a role that is tailor-made for Matt Damon. He's the kind of actor who is Bale-esque in his regimen for prepping a role. He could conceivably drop to around 130 lbs. for the pre-Rebirth stuff and bulk up again. He's still young enough (as opposed to Pitt) who's now in his forties. He's got the chops and he's definitely got the skills for the fight scenes. I see someone like Baron Zemo for the main villain with the Red Skull somewhere in the background orchestrating things. Matt Mc is just not the right type, actor-wise... and there's no way in hell that I'd be able to get around a southern accent for a kid from Brooklyn. Also, Bucky would need to be a part of this. Please, no Shia. Someone like Emile Hirsch would work. As for a director, I'm still not really sure.

And how about this for the ending... Cap and Bucky are trying to disarm the bomb headed for London and it blows up over the Atlantic and Cap sinks into the water... and post-credits, Stark and Fury find his frozen body.
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4:19PM on 10/06/2008

How about

A director that won't turn captain america into some overdramatic character. Captain A isn't Batman. He's like America's Hero.
A director that won't turn captain america into some overdramatic character. Captain A isn't Batman. He's like America's Hero.
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4:18PM on 10/06/2008

Dont hate me but...

I know this is a long shot and I will most likley get alot of heat for this but, IF the guy could act I think Jeremy Shockey would be a GREAT fit for Cap.
I know this is a long shot and I will most likley get alot of heat for this but, IF the guy could act I think Jeremy Shockey would be a GREAT fit for Cap.
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4:17PM on 10/06/2008

How about

A director that won't turn captain america into some overdramatic character. Captain A isn't Batman. He's like America's Hero.
A director that won't turn captain america into some overdramatic character. Captain A isn't Batman. He's like America's Hero.
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4:16PM on 10/06/2008

How about

A director that won't turn captain america into some overdramatic character. Captain A isn't Batman. He's like America's Hero.
A director that won't turn captain america into some overdramatic character. Captain A isn't Batman. He's like America's Hero.
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4:13PM on 10/06/2008

captain america

How about Clint Eastwood for director?
How about Clint Eastwood for director?
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4:11PM on 10/06/2008

captain america

Heres a suggestion lets stop choosen people that we dont like or are busy with other projects. How about DiCapiro i have to say i like every movie of his since Gangs Of New York. He has the Steve Rogers look and he will draw a crowd. Oh and last i checked Will Smith is Black people. Captain will not be Black or i will not go and see it. for Director how about Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down, American Gangster, Gladiator) Spike Lee (Inside Man, 25th Hour, St. Anna) Heres one for you Steven
Heres a suggestion lets stop choosen people that we dont like or are busy with other projects. How about DiCapiro i have to say i like every movie of his since Gangs Of New York. He has the Steve Rogers look and he will draw a crowd. Oh and last i checked Will Smith is Black people. Captain will not be Black or i will not go and see it. for Director how about Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down, American Gangster, Gladiator) Spike Lee (Inside Man, 25th Hour, St. Anna) Heres one for you Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, The Indianas, Schindlers List, Munich, Catch me if you Can - Hey Look A Leo Movie) some food for thought people
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4:08PM on 10/06/2008

captain america

Heres a suggestion lets stop choosen people that we dont like or are busy with other projects. How about DiCapiro i have to say i like every movie of his since Gangs Of New York. He has the Steve Rogers look and he will draw a crowd. Oh and last i checked Will Smith is Black people. Captain will not be Black or i will not go and see it. for Director how about Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down, American Gangster, Gladiator) Spike Lee (Inside Man, 25th Hour, St. Anna) Heres one for you Steven
Heres a suggestion lets stop choosen people that we dont like or are busy with other projects. How about DiCapiro i have to say i like every movie of his since Gangs Of New York. He has the Steve Rogers look and he will draw a crowd. Oh and last i checked Will Smith is Black people. Captain will not be Black or i will not go and see it. for Director how about Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down, American Gangster, Gladiator) Spike Lee (Inside Man, 25th Hour, St. Anna) Heres one for you Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, The Indianas, Schindlers List, Munich, Catch me if you Can - Hey Look A Leo Movie) some food for thought people
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4:08PM on 10/06/2008
I like that they will be hopefully keeping the film set in WW2 at least for the first film. I think it is a unique angle for this character that other characters can't approach, a superhero story actually based around real world events of the 40's. I met Avi Arad a couple of years ago at a con and we dished about it for a few minutes and I was like "It's like Spider man meets Saving Private Ryan" and he's like "With a little Forrest Gump..." He was big on the man out of time angle but I say
I like that they will be hopefully keeping the film set in WW2 at least for the first film. I think it is a unique angle for this character that other characters can't approach, a superhero story actually based around real world events of the 40's. I met Avi Arad a couple of years ago at a con and we dished about it for a few minutes and I was like "It's like Spider man meets Saving Private Ryan" and he's like "With a little Forrest Gump..." He was big on the man out of time angle but I say save that for a sequel. If your audience doesn't feel some grounding to an environment they won't care. Keep it in the 40's.

For a director Proyas is a nice choice, Liman is good with action but bad with plot holes soooo...go with the Baymiester...I know he wouldn't do it after doing transformers but seriously his eye for action would spice up this whole flick into a rockin' shabang of goodness. I love Bad Boys...
If not he then hand it over to Joe Wright the director of Atonement...I liked his period piece stuff in that film who knows he might be good with all the action.
Oh and for a star...I nominate...myself! When I was 8 I had a Cap costume made for halloween. I might be able to squeeze into it still plus I'm willing to lose 20lbs (as part of my contract of course) and I have an affinity for shielding myself from attacks (more in a metaphorical way but it still applies...)
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3:55PM on 10/06/2008
Does anyone else think they should go with an unknown actor for Cap't, a la brandon routh?
Does anyone else think they should go with an unknown actor for Cap't, a la brandon routh?
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3:55PM on 10/06/2008

Agree

with firecaptain on Proyas. The Crow is one of my favorite comic book films.
with firecaptain on Proyas. The Crow is one of my favorite comic book films.
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3:54PM on 10/06/2008
or how about george clooney as captain america?

brad pitt as thor

matt damon as spider-man out of costume

don cheadle as luke cage

chinese acrobat guy as spider-man in costume
or how about george clooney as captain america?

brad pitt as thor

matt damon as spider-man out of costume

don cheadle as luke cage

chinese acrobat guy as spider-man in costume
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3:51PM on 10/06/2008

Agree

with firecaptain on Proyas. The Crow is one of my favorite comic book films.
with firecaptain on Proyas. The Crow is one of my favorite comic book films.
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3:50PM on 10/06/2008
brad pitt should be cap'n america... unless he gets offered thor.
brad pitt should be cap'n america... unless he gets offered thor.
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3:50PM on 10/06/2008

Agree

with firecaptain on Proyas. The Crow is one of my favorite comic book films.
with firecaptain on Proyas. The Crow is one of my favorite comic book films.
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3:49PM on 10/06/2008
what happened to the brad pitt/leo dicaprio rumors? are those still possibly happening? i could see it.
what happened to the brad pitt/leo dicaprio rumors? are those still possibly happening? i could see it.
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3:48PM on 10/06/2008

Agree

with firecaptain on Proyas. The Crow is one of my favorite comic book films.
with firecaptain on Proyas. The Crow is one of my favorite comic book films.
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3:45PM on 10/06/2008

For Director

Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
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3:44PM on 10/06/2008

For Director

Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
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3:39PM on 10/06/2008

How About Alex Proyas for Director

... that man certainly knows his shit, the only problem being that he's busy with wrapping "Knowing" and prepping "Dracula: Year Zero". But damn, this dude worked wonders with "The Crow".
... that man certainly knows his shit, the only problem being that he's busy with wrapping "Knowing" and prepping "Dracula: Year Zero". But damn, this dude worked wonders with "The Crow".
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3:39PM on 10/06/2008
Fair enough. Cole Hauser sounded like a good idea for me, Cap is just so iconic it's hard to get exactly what you want...like with any superhero.
Fair enough. Cole Hauser sounded like a good idea for me, Cap is just so iconic it's hard to get exactly what you want...like with any superhero.
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3:38PM on 10/06/2008

For Director

Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
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3:37PM on 10/06/2008

For Director

Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
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3:36PM on 10/06/2008

For Director

Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
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3:35PM on 10/06/2008

For Director

Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
Please don't hire someone who's last film was a family comedy. Have someone that knows his shit. I would nominate jon favreau or doug liman but they're both busy.
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3:35PM on 10/06/2008

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What about Channing Tatum? I would say Cap would be too much like his role as Duke, but Tatum doesn't seem to be too picky. Plus I'm willing to bet Steve Rogers has a better character arc than ol' Duke.

But Yo Joe anyway.
What about Channing Tatum? I would say Cap would be too much like his role as Duke, but Tatum doesn't seem to be too picky. Plus I'm willing to bet Steve Rogers has a better character arc than ol' Duke.

But Yo Joe anyway.
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3:34PM on 10/06/2008

Smith already has 'Hancock', Plus...

he just seems to be a bad omen for most of the big budget movies he stars in (artistically speaking, not monetarily). "Hancock" was alright, I guess, but "I, Robot" and "I Am Legend" could have been classics yet where dumbed down and thematically altered for mainstream audiences. Now, I don't blame Smith for the failure of those two films to capture their potential, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't grind my teeth when I see Smith advertising Converse in "I, Robot".

Smith has enough offers
he just seems to be a bad omen for most of the big budget movies he stars in (artistically speaking, not monetarily). "Hancock" was alright, I guess, but "I, Robot" and "I Am Legend" could have been classics yet where dumbed down and thematically altered for mainstream audiences. Now, I don't blame Smith for the failure of those two films to capture their potential, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't grind my teeth when I see Smith advertising Converse in "I, Robot".

Smith has enough offers on his slate; Marvel should find someone else for the role. Besides, McConaughey needs a "reboot" in his career and this would be it.
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3:33PM on 10/06/2008

Will Smith?!?

You've got to be kidding me...hey how about Ryan Reynolds for Black Panther! Bet that'd go over REAL well.
You've got to be kidding me...hey how about Ryan Reynolds for Black Panther! Bet that'd go over REAL well.
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3:29PM on 10/06/2008

Cap. America goin' big Willie Style?

Ah, hell nah!!!

My pick for Captain America would be Gary Busey... I kid you not!!! You know that old, wheezing son of a bitch would make this movie an instant classic.

Ok, my second choice would be McConaughey.
Ah, hell nah!!!

My pick for Captain America would be Gary Busey... I kid you not!!! You know that old, wheezing son of a bitch would make this movie an instant classic.

Ok, my second choice would be McConaughey.
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3:13PM on 10/06/2008
call me a crazy fucker but i like the idea of Will Smith. I mean he is MR BOX-OFFICE, no matter how shitty his movies are they always make tons of money and shoot to 1.
call me a crazy fucker but i like the idea of Will Smith. I mean he is MR BOX-OFFICE, no matter how shitty his movies are they always make tons of money and shoot to 1.
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3:09PM on 10/06/2008

Great but for the Role

For some reason i can't imagine McConaughey in this role. I can think of some better ones. For example here are a few names to throw in: Cole Hauser, Martin Henderson, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg....I can go on but let's see the responses
For some reason i can't imagine McConaughey in this role. I can think of some better ones. For example here are a few names to throw in: Cole Hauser, Martin Henderson, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg....I can go on but let's see the responses
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3:06PM on 10/06/2008

Oooh I know who

How about Spencer Pratt?

I kid I kid
How about Spencer Pratt?

I kid I kid
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3:04PM on 10/06/2008
I'm not troubled by the will smith rumors
I'm not troubled by the will smith rumors
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3:02PM on 10/06/2008

WOW

wow, i think this is could be one of the greatest superhero movies of all time,...if they get the right director and the right person to play captain america. hopefully it won't be like the captain america movie they made in the 1980's. very cheesy.
wow, i think this is could be one of the greatest superhero movies of all time,...if they get the right director and the right person to play captain america. hopefully it won't be like the captain america movie they made in the 1980's. very cheesy.
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