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Chuck's Captain Awesome is a potential Captain America

02.06.2010

When director Joe Johnston recently mentioned that they were zeroing in on a star for CAPTAIN AMERICA, online speculation accelerated straight to rumors or legit possibilities.

One actor ready and willing to slap the A on his forehead as Marvel's patriot is Ryan McPartlin, best known as "Captain Awesome" on TV's "Chuck". As McPartlin tells Moviehole: "It is in the casting process and like many other actors, I read for it, so we'll wait and see what happens. Regardless, I'm pretty psyched to be Captain Awesome for the time being."

McPartlin seems like he'd be a great choice, at least superficially -- I don't know about his range, but he's pretty awesome as Awesome. But he's probably facing some stiff competition for the square-jawed hero.

Meanwhile, Big Shiny Robot claims that actor Chad Michael Murray (HOUSE OF WAX, TV's "One Tree Hill") is telling people he's one of two finalists for the role.

I personally still think "True Blood" co-star Alexander Skarsgård would be the right pick, but fancasting has also tossed out names like Jensen Ackles, Matt Damon, Cam Gigandet, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Leonardo DiCaprio, and probably Bruce Campbell.

If Johnston's claim was true, we should know who'll wield the shield for sure within the next few weeks.

Extra Tidbit: McPartlin auditioned for Superman, but lost the role to Brandon Routh... who is currently guest-starring on "Chuck".
Source: Moviehole

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10:59PM on 02/08/2010

SCREAM 4

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9:52AM on 02/08/2010

Holloway

Agree with calum79, Josh Holloway would be a fantastic choice.
Agree with calum79, Josh Holloway would be a fantastic choice.
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12:02AM on 02/08/2010

Not a bad get for

the 6th lead on a tv show
the 6th lead on a tv show
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1:44PM on 02/07/2010

Hmm

As much as I like him on chuck I don't think he can pull off captain america.

Still think Josh Holloway is a perfect choice
As much as I like him on chuck I don't think he can pull off captain america.

Still think Josh Holloway is a perfect choice
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9:14AM on 02/08/2010
He's 40, way too old.
He's 40, way too old.
10:30AM on 02/07/2010
How to choose between Kellan and Mr. McPartlin newcomer here. I, personally, would like to see if he's got what it takes to be the Captain. Something tells me he does.
How to choose between Kellan and Mr. McPartlin newcomer here. I, personally, would like to see if he's got what it takes to be the Captain. Something tells me he does.
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9:42AM on 02/07/2010
McPartlin would be a great choice to play Cap. hope he gets the part.
McPartlin would be a great choice to play Cap. hope he gets the part.
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6:34AM on 02/07/2010
Skarsgård was my pick as well.. Actually, I think Zack Levy himself could be Cap as well, or Superman..
Skarsgård was my pick as well.. Actually, I think Zack Levy himself could be Cap as well, or Superman..
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2:21AM on 02/07/2010

LUKS GUD 4 THE PART

HAS THAT ALL AMERICAN LUK GOIN' 4 HIM, BUT KELLAN LUTZ SHUD B CAPN A.
HAS THAT ALL AMERICAN LUK GOIN' 4 HIM, BUT KELLAN LUTZ SHUD B CAPN A.
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2:55AM on 02/07/2010
What?
What?
3:15PM on 02/07/2010
Is that English? Anyways, I don't really think Lutz has the ability or look.
Is that English? Anyways, I don't really think Lutz has the ability or look.
1:40AM on 02/07/2010

Bullshit.

Jeremy Renner should be Captain America.
Jeremy Renner should be Captain America.
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12:05AM on 02/07/2010
Never seen this guy act before. But does it make me a little gay for liking that picture?
Never seen this guy act before. But does it make me a little gay for liking that picture?
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10:29PM on 02/06/2010
suits me
suits me
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10:20PM on 02/06/2010
Captain Awesome = Captain America? That's awesome. I just hope if he gets it he stays on Chuck too in some capacity... and that Chuck stays on the air.
Captain Awesome = Captain America? That's awesome. I just hope if he gets it he stays on Chuck too in some capacity... and that Chuck stays on the air.
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9:21PM on 02/06/2010

Awesome!

Awesome! High Five!
Awesome! High Five!
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8:01PM on 02/06/2010

at this point...

I just want to know who's playing the capt. I don't care who they choose.
I just want to know who's playing the capt. I don't care who they choose.
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7:53PM on 02/06/2010

There are alot of worse choices out there.

Like Chad Michael Murray for instance. But if they were going the pretty boy CW route it doesn't make sense not to choose Jensen Ackles. Starting to lose hope that they'll pick a fanboy favorite. But I'm sure whoever they pick is worthy. The guy does look the part pretty good.
Like Chad Michael Murray for instance. But if they were going the pretty boy CW route it doesn't make sense not to choose Jensen Ackles. Starting to lose hope that they'll pick a fanboy favorite. But I'm sure whoever they pick is worthy. The guy does look the part pretty good.
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6:29PM on 02/06/2010
Man I dont think ive ever been this excited for casting news..I really want it to either be Captain Awesome,Alexander Skarsgard,or Chad Michael Murray..
Man I dont think ive ever been this excited for casting news..I really want it to either be Captain Awesome,Alexander Skarsgard,or Chad Michael Murray..
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7:00PM on 02/06/2010
Alexander Skarsgard...? Nooo, that role doesn't fit him at all.
Alexander Skarsgard...? Nooo, that role doesn't fit him at all.
4:48PM on 02/06/2010
I could have sworn that they chose Matthew Macconaughey a while back which I think is a good choice.
I could have sworn that they chose Matthew Macconaughey a while back which I think is a good choice.
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3:56PM on 02/06/2010
They could do a lot worse.
They could do a lot worse.
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3:54PM on 02/06/2010
Captain Awesome and Captain America? Lucky bastard. He's good on Chuck tho.
Captain Awesome and Captain America? Lucky bastard. He's good on Chuck tho.
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3:09PM on 02/06/2010
He also was in Mad Men as the dude in the bar with who Betty finally cheats on Don Draper with. I kinda shows range, very different role.
He also was in Mad Men as the dude in the bar with who Betty finally cheats on Don Draper with. I kinda shows range, very different role.
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3:07PM on 02/06/2010
As the Big Shiny Robot! who wrote that story, let me tell you that I hope it's bull, too.
As the Big Shiny Robot! who wrote that story, let me tell you that I hope it's bull, too.
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1:21PM on 02/06/2010
He would make a perfect Booster Gold. But if he ended up as Captain America, I find it hard to be dissapointed. Especially the tail end of the last se4ason and the beginning of the new season has shown Captain Awesome have some less jokey scenes, and he performed admirably.
He would make a perfect Booster Gold. But if he ended up as Captain America, I find it hard to be dissapointed. Especially the tail end of the last se4ason and the beginning of the new season has shown Captain Awesome have some less jokey scenes, and he performed admirably.
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1:14PM on 02/06/2010
honestly now that i think about it he'd be pretty good. hes done heroic moments on Chuck before, and hes the perfect size and body type plus hes got a great chin. if the rumors are true hes got my vote
honestly now that i think about it he'd be pretty good. hes done heroic moments on Chuck before, and hes the perfect size and body type plus hes got a great chin. if the rumors are true hes got my vote
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1:08PM on 02/06/2010
I like the show Chuck a lot and think think Chad has good comedic timing. I think its a better choice than most of the A-listers i've heard thrown around.
I like the show Chuck a lot and think think Chad has good comedic timing. I think its a better choice than most of the A-listers i've heard thrown around.
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1:01PM on 02/06/2010
Chad Michael Murray would be a horrible choice. I hope that's bull.
Chad Michael Murray would be a horrible choice. I hope that's bull.
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