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Captain America is allegedly John Krasinski's to lose at this point

03.09.2010

UPDATE - Deadline Hollywood is now reporting that John Krasinski is no longer a candidate for CAPTAIN AMERICA and the studios are currently deciding between Mike Vogel, Garrett Hedlund and Chris Evans...

Fox News is now reporting that their sources inside Paramount and Marvel are saying that John Krasinski is essentially a lock for the role of Captain America at this point. This is similar to rumors we heard when the shortlist of actors for the part came out, when then too it was said that Krasinski was the far and away frontrunner, but this comes with a lot more details.

"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."

"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."

The source goes on to say that if he gets the part, it’s a multi-film deal (obviously, with the upcoming AVENGERS) and that the guys at Marvel are a bit skeptical of having to work with “that guy from The Office.”

I still have no idea if this is the greatest or worst casting decision in history. I’m a huge Krasinski fan, and it’s awesome to see him up for a part this massive, but is he right for it? That’s a mental image that just doesn’t sit right in my head as his face and voice just don't seem to match what I picture as Captain America. I keep imagining Scott Porter or Chris Pine in the red white and blue.

Your guys' thoughts on all this?

Extra Tidbit: I'll at least being forward to the inside jokes this spawns on The Office.
Source: Fox News

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9:25PM on 03/10/2010

Well...we all know how IMDB is

IMDB is incredibly inaccurate; nevertheless,they already have Krasinski announced for THE AVENGERS film and rumored as THE CAP.
IMDB is incredibly inaccurate; nevertheless,they already have Krasinski announced for THE AVENGERS film and rumored as THE CAP.
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10:57AM on 03/10/2010

This might be the one for him

He hasn't been in a good film since Cellular, but Chris Evans can pull this off. Hope he gets it.
He hasn't been in a good film since Cellular, but Chris Evans can pull this off. Hope he gets it.
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10:07AM on 03/10/2010

C'mon Chris Evans!

Chris Evans would definitely be my pick out of the finalists at this point. I thought he pulled off a good superhero vibe in the Fan4 films and I loved him in Sunshine. The Losers looks pretty damn good too. Bring it Chris!
Chris Evans would definitely be my pick out of the finalists at this point. I thought he pulled off a good superhero vibe in the Fan4 films and I loved him in Sunshine. The Losers looks pretty damn good too. Bring it Chris!
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9:54AM on 03/10/2010

Damn.

He better be able to pull this off, God knows that he doesn't look the part. But then again I hated on Daniel Craig (Shame on me!) when he was announced as the new Bond, even after watching Layer Cake. So maybe there is a facet of his acting that he hasn't shown us yet ... get to it John!
He better be able to pull this off, God knows that he doesn't look the part. But then again I hated on Daniel Craig (Shame on me!) when he was announced as the new Bond, even after watching Layer Cake. So maybe there is a facet of his acting that he hasn't shown us yet ... get to it John!
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8:13AM on 03/10/2010
its great news if krasinski is out!
im totally down with chris evans as cap.
its great news if krasinski is out!
im totally down with chris evans as cap.
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11:54PM on 03/09/2010

For what it's worth...

Two-picture, rom com deal. Maybe Krasinski's really out.

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Two-picture, rom com deal. Maybe Krasinski's really out.

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10:46PM on 03/09/2010
I really think that Deadline article is bullshit. Every comment below it says that Krazinski is gonna get it. I think Krazinski is still at the front of the line still.
I really think that Deadline article is bullshit. Every comment below it says that Krazinski is gonna get it. I think Krazinski is still at the front of the line still.
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10:36PM on 03/09/2010

EPIC FAIL

No, please.
No, please.
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10:14PM on 03/09/2010
If he is really out, then I guess its time to call in Jensen Ackles for Captain America
If he is really out, then I guess its time to call in Jensen Ackles for Captain America
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9:17AM on 03/10/2010
Dude. What is with you and the Ackles thing. His film career is not going to be a good one man. Just face it.
Dude. What is with you and the Ackles thing. His film career is not going to be a good one man. Just face it.
10:14PM on 03/09/2010
You could do worse than Krasinski, but at the same time I just can't believe he was at the top of the list. However, none of the other actors really seem like who I visioned for the role either.
You could do worse than Krasinski, but at the same time I just can't believe he was at the top of the list. However, none of the other actors really seem like who I visioned for the role either.
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10:13PM on 03/09/2010
I was really hoping to see John Krasinski as Captain America, he would have done a great job. This sucks
I was really hoping to see John Krasinski as Captain America, he would have done a great job. This sucks
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9:34PM on 03/09/2010
Aw, that stinks. I was open to Krasinski as Cap Am. Ah well.

NO CHRIS EVANS!
Aw, that stinks. I was open to Krasinski as Cap Am. Ah well.

NO CHRIS EVANS!
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9:29PM on 03/09/2010
The dude is likable enough but I just don't see him as Cap. Time will tell.
The dude is likable enough but I just don't see him as Cap. Time will tell.
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9:10PM on 03/09/2010

Thank God!

I was so scared that Krasinski was going to be Captain America! It's bad enough he stole Emily Blunt all for himself now he is trying to take over Captain America. Basterd! I really hope Hedlund gets it. I've been a fan of his for some time. Great actor!
I was so scared that Krasinski was going to be Captain America! It's bad enough he stole Emily Blunt all for himself now he is trying to take over Captain America. Basterd! I really hope Hedlund gets it. I've been a fan of his for some time. Great actor!
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9:05PM on 03/09/2010

Bummer

Just as I was getting keen on the idea of Krasinski as Cap. Cap was an art student before becoming cap after all... sure the actor should be "iconic" but he should also be a bit awkward, especially if we're examining his origins. His nerdyness is key to his humble heroics. NO chris evans, cap is not
Just as I was getting keen on the idea of Krasinski as Cap. Cap was an art student before becoming cap after all... sure the actor should be "iconic" but he should also be a bit awkward, especially if we're examining his origins. His nerdyness is key to his humble heroics. NO chris evans, cap is not
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9:01PM on 03/09/2010

chris pine

Why is everyone suddenly on Chris Pine's junk? I like Chris Pine, but wanting him for EVERY super hero...seriously? Who should be GL: Pine, Who Should be CA: Pine, Who should be Flash: Pine. Calm down people. Now let the thumbs down begin!
Why is everyone suddenly on Chris Pine's junk? I like Chris Pine, but wanting him for EVERY super hero...seriously? Who should be GL: Pine, Who Should be CA: Pine, Who should be Flash: Pine. Calm down people. Now let the thumbs down begin!
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5:09AM on 03/10/2010
He's on that 'default' list that people suggest for every part that comes up along with Ryan Reynolds & Jeremy Renner
He's on that 'default' list that people suggest for every part that comes up along with Ryan Reynolds & Jeremy Renner
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8:48PM on 03/09/2010

here's that link to deadline

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I still see this turning out to be false simply because bad news is always true and Krasinski is bad news.
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I still see this turning out to be false simply because bad news is always true and Krasinski is bad news.
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8:41PM on 03/09/2010
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No, I'm sorry, I just...don't see how this could work. I'm willing to be surprised, be certain, but...I...just...

...no.
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No, I'm sorry, I just...don't see how this could work. I'm willing to be surprised, be certain, but...I...just...

...no.
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8:35PM on 03/09/2010
Chris Evans could be great judging from his acting in Sunshine. But then again, Chris Evans could be awful judging from his acting in Fantastic 4.
Chris Evans could be great judging from his acting in Sunshine. But then again, Chris Evans could be awful judging from his acting in Fantastic 4.
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8:26PM on 03/09/2010
well, apparently hes out as well now according to Deadline Hollywood or something.. Chris Evans is in though
well, apparently hes out as well now according to Deadline Hollywood or something.. Chris Evans is in though
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8:17PM on 03/09/2010

I dunno...

He seems a better fit for ANTMAN not CAPTAIN AMERICA, I still think Sam Worthington would be a good choice for the Capt. plus it seems like they're casting really young dudes to play Capt. and THOR, I think they should all be around the same age.
He seems a better fit for ANTMAN not CAPTAIN AMERICA, I still think Sam Worthington would be a good choice for the Capt. plus it seems like they're casting really young dudes to play Capt. and THOR, I think they should all be around the same age.
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8:06PM on 03/09/2010

Interesting

I like John Krasinski, but i just have a hard time picturing a comedy type actor playing captain america. I would really like this to work, but for now I just don't see it
I like John Krasinski, but i just have a hard time picturing a comedy type actor playing captain america. I would really like this to work, but for now I just don't see it
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8:02PM on 03/09/2010
Marvel Studios hasn't led me astray yet... so I'm sure they know something I don't know and that this is a good choice.
Marvel Studios hasn't led me astray yet... so I'm sure they know something I don't know and that this is a good choice.
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8:01PM on 03/09/2010
I think he's got the acting ability to pull this off, he seems to have the right charisma and likability for the role
I think he's got the acting ability to pull this off, he seems to have the right charisma and likability for the role
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7:53PM on 03/09/2010

Hmmmm..

I could see it. [link]
I could see it. [link]
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7:23PM on 03/09/2010
Look could be worse Dane Cook recently tried out for the role.Never watched the Office so really don't know shit about this guy,i don't think too many people outside north america well either.
Look could be worse Dane Cook recently tried out for the role.Never watched the Office so really don't know shit about this guy,i don't think too many people outside north america well either.
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7:21PM on 03/09/2010
Well, at least he played a soldier once
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and he is not too bad in this scene here
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give that guy a chance, it is still a marvel produced project and sony or fox have nothing to say with it :-)
Well, at least he played a soldier once
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and he is not too bad in this scene here
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give that guy a chance, it is still a marvel produced project and sony or fox have nothing to say with it :-)
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7:05PM on 03/09/2010

Now that I really think about it....

I'd be happy if they get Dwight to play Hitler.
I'd be happy if they get Dwight to play Hitler.
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7:00PM on 03/09/2010

Strange Choice

He's alright in the office. Not right for Captain America. However, I hope I'm proven wrong. Between this casting choice, The Wolfman, and Jurrasic Park 3, I'm certain Joe Johnston was the wrong choice to direct.
He's alright in the office. Not right for Captain America. However, I hope I'm proven wrong. Between this casting choice, The Wolfman, and Jurrasic Park 3, I'm certain Joe Johnston was the wrong choice to direct.
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6:54PM on 03/09/2010
The amount of stock people put in physical resemblance is ridiculous. We'd end up with pro-wrestlers and pornstars considering how intentionally ridiculous superhero proportions are.
The amount of stock people put in physical resemblance is ridiculous. We'd end up with pro-wrestlers and pornstars considering how intentionally ridiculous superhero proportions are.
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6:39PM on 03/09/2010

Away We Go 2, Electric Boogaloo

I'm hep to this, though not for his work in the Office as I've only seen the Brit version of that.

Having grown up seeing looks cast first for this character as with the short lived TV series in the 70's, I feel the roll needs to be filled by someone that can play the Andy Griffith Aw, shucks..." sort of Sgt. York demeanor while also being able to pull off intensity, urgency, and gymnastic prowess kicking bad guy backside.

Ryan Reynolds could sort of do it, except he's too much the
I'm hep to this, though not for his work in the Office as I've only seen the Brit version of that.

Having grown up seeing looks cast first for this character as with the short lived TV series in the 70's, I feel the roll needs to be filled by someone that can play the Andy Griffith Aw, shucks..." sort of Sgt. York demeanor while also being able to pull off intensity, urgency, and gymnastic prowess kicking bad guy backside.

Ryan Reynolds could sort of do it, except he's too much the smartass, and brings too much baggage to the role besides.

What sells me most on John Krasinski getting the roll is the range and depth he pulled off in Away We Go. So he has my vote over any big chinned pretty boys or iron pumping no neck. I'll vote for the guy that seems like he could've been a scrawny, artistic kid from Brooklyn turned into a superhero through chance, determination, and of course, performance enhancing drugs.

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6:35PM on 03/09/2010

Welllll....

Welllll, if you forget the comics and that Steve Rogers was a skinny, blonde, blue-eyed American boy that became a blonde, blue-eyed American super-soldier, then, maybe I guess. But wait...isn't this SUPPOSED to be a COMIC BOOK HERO transferred to the big screen? Did I mention, BLONDE, BLUE EYED yet? Maybe contacts and a hair dye like Jessica Alba?
Allll-righty then....
Welllll, if you forget the comics and that Steve Rogers was a skinny, blonde, blue-eyed American boy that became a blonde, blue-eyed American super-soldier, then, maybe I guess. But wait...isn't this SUPPOSED to be a COMIC BOOK HERO transferred to the big screen? Did I mention, BLONDE, BLUE EYED yet? Maybe contacts and a hair dye like Jessica Alba?
Allll-righty then....
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6:52PM on 03/09/2010
Krasinski has blue eyes at least in the picture above. And hair dye works. Plus Hollywood trainers have done more with less than Krasinski's current physical condition
Krasinski has blue eyes at least in the picture above. And hair dye works. Plus Hollywood trainers have done more with less than Krasinski's current physical condition
6:33PM on 03/09/2010

unknown talent

the right stuff
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the right stuff
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6:50PM on 03/09/2010
He looks older. If they are going to go older, there are much better choices
He looks older. If they are going to go older, there are much better choices
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6:31PM on 03/09/2010
Edit: Sorry double post.
Edit: Sorry double post.
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6:31PM on 03/09/2010

new choice

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6:30PM on 03/09/2010
Everyone hated Ledger choice for Joker. Now Ledgers Joker is to some the best ever. Let's give it a chance. RDJ and Norton aced there roles, so let's have a little faith in Marvel.
Everyone hated Ledger choice for Joker. Now Ledgers Joker is to some the best ever. Let's give it a chance. RDJ and Norton aced there roles, so let's have a little faith in Marvel.
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6:28PM on 03/09/2010
I love the choice.
I love the choice.
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6:18PM on 03/09/2010

People like to bring up certain names

People say Ledgar, RDJ, Edward Norton a lot. And I say they were Oscar nominated actors before their roles.

They were not spending time on a lame TV show.
People say Ledgar, RDJ, Edward Norton a lot. And I say they were Oscar nominated actors before their roles.

They were not spending time on a lame TV show.
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6:26PM on 03/09/2010
Lame Tv Show? Shut the hell up idiot. Go watch CSI, fruit.
Lame Tv Show? Shut the hell up idiot. Go watch CSI, fruit.
8:10PM on 03/09/2010
The Office is amazing. Go watch Two and a Half Men.
The Office is amazing. Go watch Two and a Half Men.
6:12PM on 03/09/2010

i'm with Paul...

i'm a fan of Krasinski but I just don't see him in this role.
if he gets it and it turns into something like Keaton in Batman then that's awesome.
at the moment i am of the mind that Scott Porter or Chris Pine would be better fits.
i'm a fan of Krasinski but I just don't see him in this role.
if he gets it and it turns into something like Keaton in Batman then that's awesome.
at the moment i am of the mind that Scott Porter or Chris Pine would be better fits.
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6:55PM on 03/09/2010
Porter is already out, and is barely a step up from a soap opera star. He is completely unmemorable in all his roles, a horrible charactersitic to have when playing a living American banner
Porter is already out, and is barely a step up from a soap opera star. He is completely unmemorable in all his roles, a horrible charactersitic to have when playing a living American banner
6:04PM on 03/09/2010
I gotta say, there's been worse casting in movies. It's not obvious, and he's not making a comeback like Downey was. At this time he might be the biggest draw. I dare say Chris Pine wasn't as much of a draw for "Star Trek" as Zachary Quinto. It's not important that they get a star for the role, but someone at least people are interested in seeing in the role. Krasinski has his following. My pick would be Mike Vogel, but I don't think he'd be as interesting in the role.
I gotta say, there's been worse casting in movies. It's not obvious, and he's not making a comeback like Downey was. At this time he might be the biggest draw. I dare say Chris Pine wasn't as much of a draw for "Star Trek" as Zachary Quinto. It's not important that they get a star for the role, but someone at least people are interested in seeing in the role. Krasinski has his following. My pick would be Mike Vogel, but I don't think he'd be as interesting in the role.
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5:57PM on 03/09/2010

Don't Forget...

Who knew the kid from Newsies would be an amazing Batman? Or teen heartthrob from 10 Thing IHAY would be an amazing Joker. Heck, I had doubts about the crazy drug addict playing Iron Man.

What I have come to expect is to believe in these choices. Steve Rogers was a lanky guy and kind of nerdy. John fits that perfectly. He can easily buff up and be a leader. Give him a chance.
Who knew the kid from Newsies would be an amazing Batman? Or teen heartthrob from 10 Thing IHAY would be an amazing Joker. Heck, I had doubts about the crazy drug addict playing Iron Man.

What I have come to expect is to believe in these choices. Steve Rogers was a lanky guy and kind of nerdy. John fits that perfectly. He can easily buff up and be a leader. Give him a chance.
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5:56PM on 03/09/2010

HOW?

How is Jim from The Office supposed to play the man who punched Hitler? Captain America is supposed to be jacked and unless he pulls some crazy method acting out of his ass it's going to be like watching Spiderman in World War II. Every other decision in Marvel films has made sense so far; even Edward Norton in the average Hulk movie. what's he going to do; put the Red Skull's stapler in Jello? Put Hitler's glasses in the vending machine?
How is Jim from The Office supposed to play the man who punched Hitler? Captain America is supposed to be jacked and unless he pulls some crazy method acting out of his ass it's going to be like watching Spiderman in World War II. Every other decision in Marvel films has made sense so far; even Edward Norton in the average Hulk movie. what's he going to do; put the Red Skull's stapler in Jello? Put Hitler's glasses in the vending machine?
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5:47PM on 03/09/2010

WHAT?!

He'd be an awful Captain America!........
He'd be an awful Captain America!........
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5:47PM on 03/09/2010

Normally I would agree BUT

I thought Heath ledger as the Joker was a weird decision and look how that turned out so I guess I'll have to disagree with my gut and see how this how thing pans out before I bash it...
I thought Heath ledger as the Joker was a weird decision and look how that turned out so I guess I'll have to disagree with my gut and see how this how thing pans out before I bash it...
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5:37PM on 03/09/2010

I like the guy, but NOT for Captain

I'd rather someone like Devon from CHUCK get the role. This is not the dude for Captain America.
I'd rather someone like Devon from CHUCK get the role. This is not the dude for Captain America.
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5:36PM on 03/09/2010

John

Stranger ideas have worked.

For the WW2 stuff, he actually looks great. He is a tall, lanky everyman. For the superhero stuff...look, shave his head, wipe the goofy smile off his face, put some cool sunglasses on him or something. CGI will do the rest. It really could work.
Stranger ideas have worked.

For the WW2 stuff, he actually looks great. He is a tall, lanky everyman. For the superhero stuff...look, shave his head, wipe the goofy smile off his face, put some cool sunglasses on him or something. CGI will do the rest. It really could work.
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5:33PM on 03/09/2010
it could be fucking robert de niro circa 76 for all i care. doesn't change the fact that joe johnson is the captain, which ultimately means the ship will sink.
it could be fucking robert de niro circa 76 for all i care. doesn't change the fact that joe johnson is the captain, which ultimately means the ship will sink.
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5:28PM on 03/09/2010
thank god it's not channing tatum. Can't say much after seeing keaton as batman and mcguire as spidey. He is lanky like pre super soldier serum cap, we'll see how beefed up he gets
thank god it's not channing tatum. Can't say much after seeing keaton as batman and mcguire as spidey. He is lanky like pre super soldier serum cap, we'll see how beefed up he gets
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5:27PM on 03/09/2010
maybe they'll have Jim as-is playing pre-serum Steve Rogers. Then, once he becomes captain america, he'll just be CGI'ed.
maybe they'll have Jim as-is playing pre-serum Steve Rogers. Then, once he becomes captain america, he'll just be CGI'ed.
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5:27PM on 03/09/2010

who is he friends with/related to/dick sucking? t

to get this part?? = FAIL
to get this part?? = FAIL
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5:23PM on 03/09/2010
i hate my haggard key board.
i hate my haggard key board.
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5:22PM on 03/09/2010
I know people will take this the wrong way but perhaps there going for jewish look seeing as how is going to fighting nazi's. over all hes way to scranny to be czap, he would be great for steve rogers before the serum treatment though.
I know people will take this the wrong way but perhaps there going for jewish look seeing as how is going to fighting nazi's. over all hes way to scranny to be czap, he would be great for steve rogers before the serum treatment though.
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5:10PM on 03/09/2010
That is quite an odd choice as far as looks go.
That is quite an odd choice as far as looks go.
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5:08PM on 03/09/2010

Smells of Joe Johnson

JJ is friends with JK's fiance. This isn't like Nolan (A great director) casting Heath Ledger (A character actor). This is like Joe Johnson casting the guy from the office. He's the reason I stopped watching the office but I don't hold the bad dialogue against him. He just isn't Captain America. I think our generation is pretty bad, we've all been forced to watch Shia Labeuf as an action star. Now their are those fine with letting JK play a man in the peek of human ability. Tony Stark shouldn't
JJ is friends with JK's fiance. This isn't like Nolan (A great director) casting Heath Ledger (A character actor). This is like Joe Johnson casting the guy from the office. He's the reason I stopped watching the office but I don't hold the bad dialogue against him. He just isn't Captain America. I think our generation is pretty bad, we've all been forced to watch Shia Labeuf as an action star. Now their are those fine with letting JK play a man in the peek of human ability. Tony Stark shouldn't be bigger then Capt. America, muscle wise.
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4:59PM on 03/09/2010
Good actor, but bad fit for Cap.
Good actor, but bad fit for Cap.
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4:57PM on 03/09/2010

Lone Wolf, very smart

I like what Lone Wolf has to say, it is Marvel's character but the studio is just looking for a name to fill seats, which is what they always do. They should listen to Marvel, because i didn't Nic Cage filling the seats for Ghost Rider, a big name can't overcome a shitty concept and poorly produced comic book film, no names are the way to go, The Crow, and if you recall who was Bale before Batman, AMERICAN PSYCHO, NEWSIES and EMPIRE OF THE SUN, not really big in the public eye.
I like what Lone Wolf has to say, it is Marvel's character but the studio is just looking for a name to fill seats, which is what they always do. They should listen to Marvel, because i didn't Nic Cage filling the seats for Ghost Rider, a big name can't overcome a shitty concept and poorly produced comic book film, no names are the way to go, The Crow, and if you recall who was Bale before Batman, AMERICAN PSYCHO, NEWSIES and EMPIRE OF THE SUN, not really big in the public eye.
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4:49PM on 03/09/2010

msgetter is just wrong

No one denied Bale as Batman, in fact I thought he woould be the ideal batman after AMERICAN PSYCHO, his monologue was the epitome of The Dark Knight, and no one doubted Downey Jr. either,because they both look the part, but Krasinski is lanky and gawky and Captain America isn't. No weights can fix that.
No one denied Bale as Batman, in fact I thought he woould be the ideal batman after AMERICAN PSYCHO, his monologue was the epitome of The Dark Knight, and no one doubted Downey Jr. either,because they both look the part, but Krasinski is lanky and gawky and Captain America isn't. No weights can fix that.
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4:47PM on 03/09/2010

BAD BAD IDEA

Morons, this movie already sucks. I hope the producers get aids and die.
Morons, this movie already sucks. I hope the producers get aids and die.
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4:39PM on 03/09/2010
Looks bland enough to play Captain America.
Looks bland enough to play Captain America.
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4:37PM on 03/09/2010
All right, he is tall and can shape up and put on muscles but his face is no captain america. I don't see it working but then I remember being mad when I read the news that Ledger would be the next joker and we all know the great result. Wait and see...
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All right, he is tall and can shape up and put on muscles but his face is no captain america. I don't see it working but then I remember being mad when I read the news that Ledger would be the next joker and we all know the great result. Wait and see...
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4:32PM on 03/09/2010

LOOKS LIKE ...

... Iron Man is gonna lead the Avengers ...
... Iron Man is gonna lead the Avengers ...
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4:31PM on 03/09/2010

Dude you're totall right

he doesn't have the face or voice for captain america and they are definitely risking alot on this guy
he doesn't have the face or voice for captain america and they are definitely risking alot on this guy
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4:31PM on 03/09/2010

Maybe!?!?

He can definitely act. I think he will make a good "before", I hope he can pull off a good "after" super soldier.
He can definitely act. I think he will make a good "before", I hope he can pull off a good "after" super soldier.
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4:21PM on 03/09/2010

haha Joe Johnston then this guy

This movie is going to be epic bad it might be good in a funny bad way. First weekend totals 32.7 mil on a 150 million budget. Total box office 58.7 mil. Can't wait to catch it on dvd.
This movie is going to be epic bad it might be good in a funny bad way. First weekend totals 32.7 mil on a 150 million budget. Total box office 58.7 mil. Can't wait to catch it on dvd.
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4:21PM on 03/09/2010
I really don't like the idea of him being Cap, but we'll see.
I really don't like the idea of him being Cap, but we'll see.
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4:18PM on 03/09/2010
Damn it Hollywood. Sink into the ocean already.
Damn it Hollywood. Sink into the ocean already.
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4:12PM on 03/09/2010

Well...

They have a shitty director and a very weird choice for Cap. So Im expecting this to be terrible.
They have a shitty director and a very weird choice for Cap. So Im expecting this to be terrible.
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4:17PM on 03/09/2010
He is not a shitty director by any means.
He is not a shitty director by any means.
4:01PM on 03/09/2010

I Like This!!!

I think he would actually make a great Captain America as oppose to someone like Matthew McCanahey (no idea how to spell his last name). Im a huge fan of this guy and Jim is my favorite character on The Office. The guy can act and like Iron Man, I think Krasinski can breathe real life into Captain America
I think he would actually make a great Captain America as oppose to someone like Matthew McCanahey (no idea how to spell his last name). Im a huge fan of this guy and Jim is my favorite character on The Office. The guy can act and like Iron Man, I think Krasinski can breathe real life into Captain America
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4:00PM on 03/09/2010

double post

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3:52PM on 03/09/2010

Stretch of Character

I don't watch the office, so I don't know his demeanor, but just in terms of selling this to the public - its going to be hard. Most people, I guarantee you, won't see him outside of his Office, rom-com sort of roles that we have seen him in. Other than that I like the idea. It goes without saying he is going to have to bulk up but its different. I like different
I don't watch the office, so I don't know his demeanor, but just in terms of selling this to the public - its going to be hard. Most people, I guarantee you, won't see him outside of his Office, rom-com sort of roles that we have seen him in. Other than that I like the idea. It goes without saying he is going to have to bulk up but its different. I like different
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4:25PM on 03/09/2010
"Most people, I guarantee you, won't see him outside of his Office, rom-com sort of roles that we have seen him in."


But won't that be part of the intrigue of the film? Whether or not he can actually pull it off convincingly? I don't believe that many people will avoid it simply because they have preconceived notions of the guy. Yes, I'm sure many here will break their sacred vows and watch some pirated cam version of it at some point..

I actually think it's good for marketability.
"Most people, I guarantee you, won't see him outside of his Office, rom-com sort of roles that we have seen him in."


But won't that be part of the intrigue of the film? Whether or not he can actually pull it off convincingly? I don't believe that many people will avoid it simply because they have preconceived notions of the guy. Yes, I'm sure many here will break their sacred vows and watch some pirated cam version of it at some point..

I actually think it's good for marketability. For people who don't like comic book movies, it'd at least make some ears perk up. Yeah, he's known right now for rather "soft" roles, but come on. This is ACTING. I'd say this would be the first major challenge for the guy to break his stereotype.

And I think people will be interested to see if he's up for it.
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3:46PM on 03/09/2010
at first i was skeptical at best. then i could sort of see it working. but now im straight up hoping he gets. the more i think about, the more i like the idea. could be his big (movie) break.
at first i was skeptical at best. then i could sort of see it working. but now im straight up hoping he gets. the more i think about, the more i like the idea. could be his big (movie) break.
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3:46PM on 03/09/2010
Very happy to here. He's actually a pretty big dude standing at like 6'3 and I'm sure he'll buff up too.
Very happy to here. He's actually a pretty big dude standing at like 6'3 and I'm sure he'll buff up too.
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3:40PM on 03/09/2010
This is a very odd choice but I can definitely see it working. I'm not too big on Captain America but wasn't he suppose to be some skinny, sickly guy before he got injected with the Super Soldier Serum? If thats so Krasinski's got the perfect form for that. Shoot those scenes early and give him time to bulk up and I can definitely see it working.
This is a very odd choice but I can definitely see it working. I'm not too big on Captain America but wasn't he suppose to be some skinny, sickly guy before he got injected with the Super Soldier Serum? If thats so Krasinski's got the perfect form for that. Shoot those scenes early and give him time to bulk up and I can definitely see it working.
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3:31PM on 03/09/2010
Krasinski is 6'3. Give him time to pack up a few pounds of muscle and he kicks Tony Starks's 5'8-ass. I think he'll do great, just like Downey Jr. did.
Krasinski is 6'3. Give him time to pack up a few pounds of muscle and he kicks Tony Starks's 5'8-ass. I think he'll do great, just like Downey Jr. did.
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3:30PM on 03/09/2010
I have an itching feeling that this will not pan out. I think all these reports indicate that he probably won't get the part.

However, I wish people would be open minded about this. If I remember people were hesitant about Michael Keaton and Tobey Maguire and people seemed to be surprised when those movies came out.

Hell people nearly rioted when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.

I'm willing to give him a chance if he gets the part. I'd want to see someone other than a Hollywood hunk
I have an itching feeling that this will not pan out. I think all these reports indicate that he probably won't get the part.

However, I wish people would be open minded about this. If I remember people were hesitant about Michael Keaton and Tobey Maguire and people seemed to be surprised when those movies came out.

Hell people nearly rioted when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.

I'm willing to give him a chance if he gets the part. I'd want to see someone other than a Hollywood hunk for once.
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4:18PM on 03/09/2010
Tobey was a horrible Spider-Man, that's if anyone actually counts that sorry excuse costumed hero as a character by the name of Spider-Man.
Tobey was a horrible Spider-Man, that's if anyone actually counts that sorry excuse costumed hero as a character by the name of Spider-Man.
4:42PM on 03/09/2010
I didn't think he was any good either, but a lot of people like him as Peter Parker and consider him the definitive Spidey, so I had to use that point.
I didn't think he was any good either, but a lot of people like him as Peter Parker and consider him the definitive Spidey, so I had to use that point.
3:25PM on 03/09/2010

call me Captain Neutral

as much as i love Krasinski i'm not sure if he's who i would believe as the Cap. On the other hand, if he hit the gym pretty hard and got into Christian Bale shape i could probably buy it.

All we can hope for is that we dont get another Daredevil on our hands. I am literally split down the middle on this one.
as much as i love Krasinski i'm not sure if he's who i would believe as the Cap. On the other hand, if he hit the gym pretty hard and got into Christian Bale shape i could probably buy it.

All we can hope for is that we dont get another Daredevil on our hands. I am literally split down the middle on this one.
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3:19PM on 03/09/2010

Captain America sucks anyways...

Seriously, he's a shitty character and I'm actually quite surprised they are even making a movie...no foreign appeal whatsoever. I smell another 'Wolverine'caliber movie...eats rats dick.
Seriously, he's a shitty character and I'm actually quite surprised they are even making a movie...no foreign appeal whatsoever. I smell another 'Wolverine'caliber movie...eats rats dick.
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3:15PM on 03/09/2010

Strange Double Post

Not sure why, but sorry
Not sure why, but sorry
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3:11PM on 03/09/2010

Screw this I'm not watching it.

My 12 year old sister could beat the crap out of this clown. This is a joke, he's not even a good actor. He is LAME.
My 12 year old sister could beat the crap out of this clown. This is a joke, he's not even a good actor. He is LAME.
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3:11PM on 03/09/2010
I have zero interest in Cap'n Americana so I won't be seeing this anyway, so, my only problem with this casting is that I'll have to see Jim to come into the office suddenly ripped one episode.

I have zero interest in Cap'n Americana so I won't be seeing this anyway, so, my only problem with this casting is that I'll have to see Jim to come into the office suddenly ripped one episode.

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3:08PM on 03/09/2010

yes.

ok here's the thing. I looked at the short list for the role and most of them LOOKED the part. But playing a role like this can be tricky as it can easily come off as goofy and shallow.
Then you look at Krasinski. I don't know anyone who doesn't like him. And the kid can ACT! What captain america needs more is not someone who can just look and move like the guy, but someone who is actually going to breathe life into the live action version of him. I'm totally sold on this if its true. John
ok here's the thing. I looked at the short list for the role and most of them LOOKED the part. But playing a role like this can be tricky as it can easily come off as goofy and shallow.
Then you look at Krasinski. I don't know anyone who doesn't like him. And the kid can ACT! What captain america needs more is not someone who can just look and move like the guy, but someone who is actually going to breathe life into the live action version of him. I'm totally sold on this if its true. John will do fine. Bulk the fuck up, chug that protein, and kick some ass!
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3:07PM on 03/09/2010
Ok, the only good thing about this, the Captain America shield in a Jello mold.
Ok, the only good thing about this, the Captain America shield in a Jello mold.
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3:06PM on 03/09/2010
Bring on The Office jokes, guys! They NEVER get old!
Bring on The Office jokes, guys! They NEVER get old!
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3:04PM on 03/09/2010
Well he was the only one out of the candidates that seemed to be a good choice.
Well he was the only one out of the candidates that seemed to be a good choice.
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3:00PM on 03/09/2010
I can see it on The Office now

Jim: Dwight will you put those ninja stars away already?

Dwight: Please Jim, like you know anything about being a super hero.

zoom in to a Jim smirk at the camera
I can see it on The Office now

Jim: Dwight will you put those ninja stars away already?

Dwight: Please Jim, like you know anything about being a super hero.

zoom in to a Jim smirk at the camera
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2:55PM on 03/09/2010
agree 100% with msgetter. No way to tell until we see it.
agree 100% with msgetter. No way to tell until we see it.
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2:52PM on 03/09/2010

Judgements

i dont see how anyone can make any judgement on this yet... I think the guy's got some acting chops and i'm looking forward to him getting this role and rocking Cap... I can see him putting on some muscle and leveling some bad guys... It's gonna be interesting
i dont see how anyone can make any judgement on this yet... I think the guy's got some acting chops and i'm looking forward to him getting this role and rocking Cap... I can see him putting on some muscle and leveling some bad guys... It's gonna be interesting
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2:50PM on 03/09/2010
I'm a big fan of Krasinski's and I think it's about time that he stopped doing the same "Jim" role over and over again and broke out of his shell.

He has a lot of range on The Office for those scenes that break from the comedy and I am definitely interested.
I'm a big fan of Krasinski's and I think it's about time that he stopped doing the same "Jim" role over and over again and broke out of his shell.

He has a lot of range on The Office for those scenes that break from the comedy and I am definitely interested.
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2:50PM on 03/09/2010
Jim needs to hit the weights and I am sure maybe he can pull it off.
Jim needs to hit the weights and I am sure maybe he can pull it off.
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3:04PM on 03/09/2010
You're SURE...that MAYBE he can pull it off?

I mean, I'm no linguicist...
You're SURE...that MAYBE he can pull it off?

I mean, I'm no linguicist...
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2:45PM on 03/09/2010
Being completely open-minded here; heard lots of the same dissenting comments when Craig was announced as the new Bond and Ledger as the new Joker. Krasinski could be another surprise stroke of casting.

Sidebar: if I could jump into the way-back machine about 15 years, I nominate Mark Valley (currently seen as Christopher Chance on Human Target), the man just has the look, temperament, and attribute to be a great Capt. America.
Being completely open-minded here; heard lots of the same dissenting comments when Craig was announced as the new Bond and Ledger as the new Joker. Krasinski could be another surprise stroke of casting.

Sidebar: if I could jump into the way-back machine about 15 years, I nominate Mark Valley (currently seen as Christopher Chance on Human Target), the man just has the look, temperament, and attribute to be a great Capt. America.
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2:43PM on 03/09/2010

And Michael Keaton couldn't play Batman . . .

. . . and Christian Bale couldn't be Batman, either. And Robert Downey Jr. couldn't be Tony Stark. And Heath Ledger couldn't be The Joker. And no one could replace Christopher Reeve as Superman.

I have an idea. Why don't we WAIT UNTIL THE MOVIE IS MADE, and then see what happens.
. . . and Christian Bale couldn't be Batman, either. And Robert Downey Jr. couldn't be Tony Stark. And Heath Ledger couldn't be The Joker. And no one could replace Christopher Reeve as Superman.

I have an idea. Why don't we WAIT UNTIL THE MOVIE IS MADE, and then see what happens.
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4:43PM on 03/09/2010
but then how would all the internet geniuses show how they are so smart that they haven't managed to succeed in the movie industry to any extent that would provide them the ability to be the ones making these decisions.
but then how would all the internet geniuses show how they are so smart that they haven't managed to succeed in the movie industry to any extent that would provide them the ability to be the ones making these decisions.
2:41PM on 03/09/2010

Lets do this

Rainn Wilson for Red Skull whose with me.
Rainn Wilson for Red Skull whose with me.
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8:16PM on 03/10/2010
it was meant as a joke jezzzz lol
it was meant as a joke jezzzz lol
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2:40PM on 03/09/2010
ugh.
ugh.
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2:37PM on 03/09/2010

GUD 4 HIM!

Hey he's not the 1st choice I had but I got 2 words 4U "MICHAEL KEATON" til this day the best portrail of BATMAN evr
Hey he's not the 1st choice I had but I got 2 words 4U "MICHAEL KEATON" til this day the best portrail of BATMAN evr
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2:36PM on 03/09/2010

Why is this happening?

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2:34PM on 03/09/2010
No way. Somebody's screwing with them.
No way. Somebody's screwing with them.
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2:31PM on 03/09/2010

Jim rules.

What Thumb said.
What Thumb said.
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2:29PM on 03/09/2010

Odd...

I find it interesting (and a little disconcerting) that the "key decision makers" are pysched but the "guys at Marvel" are a bit skeptical. Hearing that they're 2 separate groups and not 1 in the same bothers me.

And Krasinski does not strike me as type to play CapAm either, but we haven't seem him DO anything with the role yet so I'll reserve judgement until then.
I find it interesting (and a little disconcerting) that the "key decision makers" are pysched but the "guys at Marvel" are a bit skeptical. Hearing that they're 2 separate groups and not 1 in the same bothers me.

And Krasinski does not strike me as type to play CapAm either, but we haven't seem him DO anything with the role yet so I'll reserve judgement until then.
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2:26PM on 03/09/2010
no, just no
no, just no
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2:25PM on 03/09/2010
Today just went from suck to blow.
Today just went from suck to blow.
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2:20PM on 03/09/2010
Thumbs up... with reservations
Thumbs up... with reservations
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