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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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