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02.04.2010

In a wait that is starting to seem like forever, Joe Johnston (THE WOLFMAN, JUMANJI) is giving a loose time frame of when Captain American will be cast.

"We need to cast it soon," said Johnson. "We have a very short list, but we're still juggling actors here. I'd say within the next couple of weeks we'll have ourselves a Captain America, I hope."

Who will it be? It's been rumored that everyone from Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Aaron Eckhart, and John Borrowman to name a few. Then there's the dream list: Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner, Jensen Ackles, Chris Pine, Alexander Skarsgard, Jon Hamm, amongst many other names that have been thrown out (when we asked our readers, Ackles was the #1 choice, followed by Damon and Pine).

The film is still in fairly early pre-production and will not start shooting until June. The director said this on the location, "We're getting ready to go to the U.K., it looks like.

Here's what he had to say on the story, "It's the kind of thing where, while I'm not necessarily a comic-book fan, I think the interesting thing about this guy is that he's a superhero without any superpowers. Basically, he is the epitome of human perfection. He can't fly and throw tanks around and see through walls and things like that, but he's strong and runs fast."

Johnston continued, "And the interesting thing about this guy is that he starts out as a 98-pound weakling and he becomes this Adonis. How does that affect his arc in the story? How does that affect where he goes and what happens to him and everything? I think that's the part of the story that was fascinating for me. And, of course, being a Marvel movie, there's fantastic action scenes in it and all kinds of great stuff. But there's an interesting story there as well."

So who will it be? Also, how do you guys feel about a director that isn't a "comic-book fan"? I'm not terribly bothered by it. I'm just anxious to hear who they cast. Captain America is due in theaters on July 22, 2011.

Extra Tidbit: I vote for Cap zombie cosplay. Then I'll take him out with some Zoey from Left 4 Dead cosplay.
Source: Sci-Fi Wire

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4:20AM on 02/06/2010
"We need to cast it soon,"--yeah, you fucking think?

I also wasn't jazzed to read that Johnson's not a comic fan. Doesn't matter probably, but they're being awful indifferent about this movie..
"We need to cast it soon,"--yeah, you fucking think?

I also wasn't jazzed to read that Johnson's not a comic fan. Doesn't matter probably, but they're being awful indifferent about this movie..
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11:37PM on 02/05/2010
I've always thought Chris Pine would make a great Solid Snake... Jensen (despite having the greatest name ever) wouldn't be that great.
I've always thought Chris Pine would make a great Solid Snake... Jensen (despite having the greatest name ever) wouldn't be that great.
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11:14PM on 02/05/2010

Captain Kirk for Captain America

Chris Pine all the way!!!
Chris Pine all the way!!!
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7:49AM on 02/10/2010
Wait, how did Will Smith even make the rumor list as Cap??? and Matt Damon on the Wishlist for Cap????? When did I pass through to an alternate universe where these things are possible???
Wait, how did Will Smith even make the rumor list as Cap??? and Matt Damon on the Wishlist for Cap????? When did I pass through to an alternate universe where these things are possible???
9:56AM on 02/05/2010

Hmmm...

I'm pulling for Aaron Eckhart, only because if the movies follow the comics then when Red Skull clones himself to look like Steve Rogers, Eckhart would be great as the bad guy too.
I'm pulling for Aaron Eckhart, only because if the movies follow the comics then when Red Skull clones himself to look like Steve Rogers, Eckhart would be great as the bad guy too.
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6:28AM on 02/05/2010
i vote for Josh Brolin
i vote for Josh Brolin
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5:56AM on 02/05/2010

Screech

i think the guy that played Screech in saved by the bell would be awesome :)
i think the guy that played Screech in saved by the bell would be awesome :)
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4:48AM on 02/05/2010
If Michael Biehn were only younger. Like the age he was when he played REESE in The Terminator, he'd be perfect.
If Michael Biehn were only younger. Like the age he was when he played REESE in The Terminator, he'd be perfect.
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3:09AM on 02/05/2010
Danny Devito.
Danny Devito.
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12:30AM on 02/05/2010
my vote goes for Danny Trejo!
my vote goes for Danny Trejo!
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12:30AM on 02/05/2010
Pretty amped for this, the casting of Cap will make or break this movie IMO.

Whoever they cast better have immense presence. Which was the problem with Brandon Routh as Superman...he just didn't have the presence.
Pretty amped for this, the casting of Cap will make or break this movie IMO.

Whoever they cast better have immense presence. Which was the problem with Brandon Routh as Superman...he just didn't have the presence.
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12:04AM on 02/05/2010
Bout time
Bout time
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12:00AM on 02/05/2010

Will Smith.

He he, also if Joe Johnston stays in "Rocketeer" territory then we will have ourselves a winner here.
He he, also if Joe Johnston stays in "Rocketeer" territory then we will have ourselves a winner here.
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11:43AM on 02/05/2010
Nay on Will Smith..haha...yay on Rocketeer.
Nay on Will Smith..haha...yay on Rocketeer.
11:57PM on 02/04/2010

Jon Hamm! Jon Hamm!

Apparently I missed the cast this sesh, but Jon Hamm would be my pick. He just needs his own franchise, man. I'd still love to see him play Clark Kent AND Lex Luthor in the best Superman movie ever...

Also love the idea of Chris Pine, Jeremy Renner, Brad Pitt, or Aaron Eckhart.
Apparently I missed the cast this sesh, but Jon Hamm would be my pick. He just needs his own franchise, man. I'd still love to see him play Clark Kent AND Lex Luthor in the best Superman movie ever...

Also love the idea of Chris Pine, Jeremy Renner, Brad Pitt, or Aaron Eckhart.
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11:38PM on 02/04/2010
im glad their making this, but i think it may end up being controversial somehow which could be annoying.
im glad their making this, but i think it may end up being controversial somehow which could be annoying.
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11:25PM on 02/04/2010

I don't want to bust bubbles...

...but Marvel is clearly looking for an unknown around the age of 25. Guys like Damon and especially Eckhart are way too old to play Cap in an origin story. In fact, they're too old to even play present day Cap, who's only about 34.
...but Marvel is clearly looking for an unknown around the age of 25. Guys like Damon and especially Eckhart are way too old to play Cap in an origin story. In fact, they're too old to even play present day Cap, who's only about 34.
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10:29PM on 02/04/2010
I stand by my personal choice of Adam Baldwin for Captain America. I love Damon and Renner, but they just don't feel right for the character.
I stand by my personal choice of Adam Baldwin for Captain America. I love Damon and Renner, but they just don't feel right for the character.
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10:05PM on 02/04/2010
Jensen Ackles for Captain America
Jensen Ackles for Captain America
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9:07PM on 02/04/2010
Why are they not releasing this on the 4th?
Why are they not releasing this on the 4th?
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9:29PM on 02/04/2010
Good question. Seems like the obvious choice, no?
Good question. Seems like the obvious choice, no?
8:22PM on 02/04/2010
Casper Van Dien
Casper Van Dien
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7:36PM on 02/04/2010
My vote is for Aaron Eckhart.
My vote is for Aaron Eckhart.
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7:16PM on 02/04/2010

Taking forever

Has there been any serious talk of actors that could be more than rumor? Besides Big Willy Style. I'm praying for Renner if not then i would happily settle for Jensen Ackles.
Has there been any serious talk of actors that could be more than rumor? Besides Big Willy Style. I'm praying for Renner if not then i would happily settle for Jensen Ackles.
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7:14PM on 02/04/2010

The arc thing...

Similar thing to Jake Sully, is it not? I actually think Worthington would be a pretty good fit for Captain America, but I'd also accept Jeremy Renner. But I'm British, so I don't think I get a say :P
Similar thing to Jake Sully, is it not? I actually think Worthington would be a pretty good fit for Captain America, but I'd also accept Jeremy Renner. But I'm British, so I don't think I get a say :P
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7:33PM on 02/04/2010
Renner is rumored to be Hawkeye in the Avengers movie.
Renner is rumored to be Hawkeye in the Avengers movie.
6:43PM on 02/04/2010

July 2010

Oh boy, they better get to work if they're gonna meet that deadline. Slackers.
Oh boy, they better get to work if they're gonna meet that deadline. Slackers.
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6:59PM on 02/04/2010
lol! Yeah, it would sure be shit then wouldn't it? Still living in 2009. My bad.
lol! Yeah, it would sure be shit then wouldn't it? Still living in 2009. My bad.
6:42PM on 02/04/2010

July 2010

Oh boy, they better get to work if they're gonna meet that deadline. Slackers.
Oh boy, they better get to work if they're gonna meet that deadline. Slackers.
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6:40PM on 02/04/2010

Matt Damon

I don't know why, but he does seem like he'd be a good Cap'n.
I don't know why, but he does seem like he'd be a good Cap'n.
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6:35PM on 02/04/2010

Hmmm

Why the british flag in the background of the cap america image?
Why the british flag in the background of the cap america image?
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6:39PM on 02/04/2010
Because America imposes it's justice all over the world?
Because America imposes it's justice all over the world?
6:40PM on 02/04/2010
I used it since Johnston said they were getting ready to film in the UK.
I used it since Johnston said they were getting ready to film in the UK.
6:41PM on 02/04/2010
Cuz (and Big Ben is the other tip off) the pic was of Cap visiting the homeland?
Cuz (and Big Ben is the other tip off) the pic was of Cap visiting the homeland?
7:01PM on 02/04/2010
WWII: England = Blitzkrieg
WWII: England = Blitzkrieg
7:08PM on 02/04/2010
Noct, nice observation. Nice pic too, that's Bowie's best season.
Noct, nice observation. Nice pic too, that's Bowie's best season.
8:22PM on 02/04/2010
because that was part of the arc where Cap was in London helping Union Jack and Spitfire stop a terror attack by the Red Skull.
because that was part of the arc where Cap was in London helping Union Jack and Spitfire stop a terror attack by the Red Skull.
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