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Channing Tatum in Captain America race? Plus, hotties vie for lead female role

03.16.2010
Jesus. This list went from a handful of actors, to two, back to a handful in a matter of a freakin' week! Internet, you so crazy!

Earlier yesterday, we reported that Ryan Phillippe was in the running to don the red, white, and blue. And now, according to Mike Fleming at Deadline, Channing Tatum (DEAR JOHN, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA) is the latest to make the ever-growing list of Cap contenders.

Breaking News, guys: JoBlo, Mike Sampson, Paul Tassi, Dave Davis, myself, and even Niki Stephens are also contenders for the role. Niki's ready to do what it takes and Mike's already bulked up by 20 pounds. Me? I'm decent-looking enough, but only 5' 7" and Hispanic. If they were casting for Captain South America, I'd be a shoe-in.

And it ain't no fun if the ladies can't have none. Also being reported are the three new contenders for the leading fem role of "Peggy Carter", Cap's girlfriend during WWII. They are Keira Knightley (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Alice Eve (SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE), and Emily Blunt (THE WOLFMAN).

I love Knightley, but I just don't see her in this role. Eve's got that certain something that lends itself to the era of the film (plus she's relatively unknown and therefore cheap). And Blunt, well, the pic below's giving me boners, so I'll take her (plus she was already in Joe Johnston's THE WOLFMAN, like Hugo Weaving).

What do you guys make of all these names?




Extra Tidbit: The role of "Black Widow" (Scarlett Johansson) in IRON MAN 2 was originally offered to Emily Blunt... who's currently engaged to John Krasinski!
Source: Deadline

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