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Paramount's Captain America shortlist full of relative unknowns

02.24.2010

Deadline claims they've gotten their hands on the shortlist for the lead in CAPTAIN AMERICA, and that many of these wish list picks have actually been tested within the past day or so. The common thread through the group seems to be the studio wants to go relatively young and relatively unknown. Observe:

Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights)

Mike Vogel (Cloverfield)

Michael Cassidy (Privileged)

Patrick Flueger (Brothers)

Garret Hedlund (Tron Legacy)

Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl)

John Krasinski (The Office)

Outside of Crawford and Krasinski, most of these faces are pretty unknown to the general movie-going public, and it seems the studio wants an extremely fresh face for the Captain, which would explain why former rumored picks like Chris Pine, Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner are nowhere to be found.

Most of these guys could look the part I suppose (though all will need another 30 lbs of muscle), but John Krasinski seems pretty out of place here. Don’t get me wrong, I love him, and he's quite handsome and hilarious and all that, but making Jim Halpert as Captain America? I can’t see audiences making that transition very easily.

If the Captain really is in here somewhere, my vote would be for Scott Porter, who has always impressed me on Friday Night Lights. What about you guys?

UPDATE: Cinematical recieved a tip that Krasinski is almost a sure thing at this point and the other tests were just a formality. If this is true, I honestly can't tell if this will be the best or worst casting decision in supehero history.

Extra Tidbit: Sorry Jensen Ackles brigade, looks like they went to every TV show BUT Supernatural.
Source: Deadline

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10:24PM on 02/26/2010

This is worrying...

fucking internet errors.
fucking internet errors.
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7:46PM on 02/26/2010
Krasinski is an interesting choice, but I can totally see Scott Porter in the role. Anyone who's watched Friday Night Lights knows he's a damn good actor who could totally pull it off.
Krasinski is an interesting choice, but I can totally see Scott Porter in the role. Anyone who's watched Friday Night Lights knows he's a damn good actor who could totally pull it off.
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5:33PM on 02/26/2010

This is worrying...

If these actors were on the shortlist to play the new Peter Parker then I wouldn't be so shocked. Captain America is totally different from Peter Parker though.
If these actors were on the shortlist to play the new Peter Parker then I wouldn't be so shocked. Captain America is totally different from Peter Parker though.
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4:57PM on 02/26/2010

screw this!

all of these dudes look nothing like the cap im thinking of! GOD DAMMIT!
all of these dudes look nothing like the cap im thinking of! GOD DAMMIT!
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4:48PM on 02/26/2010

screw this!

all of these dudes look nothing like the cap im thinking of! GOD DAMMIT!
all of these dudes look nothing like the cap im thinking of! GOD DAMMIT!
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1:12PM on 02/26/2010
All these actors sound terrible, especially John Krasinski. He has an awkward "funny" face. All we need is Captain America turning to camera and giving an awkward look. I thought Chris Pine was the best choice, and it sucks hes out of the running in favor of 20 something CW actors.
All these actors sound terrible, especially John Krasinski. He has an awkward "funny" face. All we need is Captain America turning to camera and giving an awkward look. I thought Chris Pine was the best choice, and it sucks hes out of the running in favor of 20 something CW actors.
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12:39AM on 02/26/2010
Casting Krasinksi as Cap would be like casting Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider or Ben Affleck as Daredevil...just plain wrong.

From that short list Mike Vogel and Michael Cassidy are my picks with Scott Porter nipping at their heels. The rest are very lame selections picked purely because of their relative fanbases...
Casting Krasinksi as Cap would be like casting Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider or Ben Affleck as Daredevil...just plain wrong.

From that short list Mike Vogel and Michael Cassidy are my picks with Scott Porter nipping at their heels. The rest are very lame selections picked purely because of their relative fanbases...
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1:09AM on 02/26/2010
well said id nather not have another marvel hero ruined by a popular actor being cast as the wrong hero
well said id nather not have another marvel hero ruined by a popular actor being cast as the wrong hero
2:11PM on 02/25/2010

Krasinski Krasinski Krasinski Krasinski

Hell yes! Thats inspired casting. It makes so much sense I can't even remember if it had occurred to me before and I had forgotten it. He's American born and raised, taller than everyone on any set short of Predators, has the 'Captain America' shoulders like the comic books, can play both scraggly weakling pre-Super Soldier Steve Rogers and easily bulk up to play Cap. And oh yeah, he has certifiable acting chops. Yeah we all know him as Jim Halpert but it wasn't so long ago Bruce Willis
Hell yes! Thats inspired casting. It makes so much sense I can't even remember if it had occurred to me before and I had forgotten it. He's American born and raised, taller than everyone on any set short of Predators, has the 'Captain America' shoulders like the comic books, can play both scraggly weakling pre-Super Soldier Steve Rogers and easily bulk up to play Cap. And oh yeah, he has certifiable acting chops. Yeah we all know him as Jim Halpert but it wasn't so long ago Bruce Willis was the guy from Moonlighting and Michael Keaton was known as Mr. Mom! Last year we got to see Ryan the Temp scalp a Nazi, now lets watch Halpert punch out Hitler!
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11:34AM on 02/25/2010
wow none of those people i want to see as Captain America, i dont take any of them serious as super hero. maybe Krasinski would be ok if he can learn how to fight, and act serious, he has only done comedies. i really thought Jensen Ackles would have been a good Captain America, he knows how to do a serious role and how do some action sceens.
wow none of those people i want to see as Captain America, i dont take any of them serious as super hero. maybe Krasinski would be ok if he can learn how to fight, and act serious, he has only done comedies. i really thought Jensen Ackles would have been a good Captain America, he knows how to do a serious role and how do some action sceens.
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11:28AM on 02/25/2010

Enough with Ledger Comparisons

Now I don't personally like the Nolan batman films. But Nolan is soo many notches about Joe Johnston it isn't funny. JJ is incompetent at best and comparing an inspired casting decision by Nolan to a casting decision by Joe Johnson who is working with Kranski's wife in the wolfman, is stupid. Joe Johnston is the worst person with characters/actors. Nolan's focus in all of his films is the characters, look at prestige and memento, the man knows why people interact and do the things they do. I
Now I don't personally like the Nolan batman films. But Nolan is soo many notches about Joe Johnston it isn't funny. JJ is incompetent at best and comparing an inspired casting decision by Nolan to a casting decision by Joe Johnson who is working with Kranski's wife in the wolfman, is stupid. Joe Johnston is the worst person with characters/actors. Nolan's focus in all of his films is the characters, look at prestige and memento, the man knows why people interact and do the things they do. I think Joe Johnston showed us the extent of his knowledge with Jurassic Park 3 and Wolfman.
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3:33AM on 02/25/2010
Ok fine so maybe Heath Ledger defied the naysayers and so did Daniel Craig but here's the problem; Krasinski looks like a funnyman. Everything about him screams "funnyman". Heath Ledger had crazy makeup and Daniel Craig (although not as suave as the other Bonds) had a face that said "I can beat the shit outta' you'. Krasinski would look like Jim was moonlighting as Captain America!
Ok fine so maybe Heath Ledger defied the naysayers and so did Daniel Craig but here's the problem; Krasinski looks like a funnyman. Everything about him screams "funnyman". Heath Ledger had crazy makeup and Daniel Craig (although not as suave as the other Bonds) had a face that said "I can beat the shit outta' you'. Krasinski would look like Jim was moonlighting as Captain America!
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2:20AM on 02/25/2010

Huh?

75% of the other actors mentioned in the last several weeks fit the roll better than Krasinski! What, were they all unavailable? The guy is a good actor, so I'm not saying it's not do-able but his strength is comedy. I did a google image search on him and was five pages deep before I found a pic where he didn't look like a geek!
75% of the other actors mentioned in the last several weeks fit the roll better than Krasinski! What, were they all unavailable? The guy is a good actor, so I'm not saying it's not do-able but his strength is comedy. I did a google image search on him and was five pages deep before I found a pic where he didn't look like a geek!
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7:49AM on 02/25/2010
And 90% of them arn't very good actors So far McPArtlin and Hedlund are the only 2 actors that have been said that I want to get the role over Krasinski
And 90% of them arn't very good actors So far McPArtlin and Hedlund are the only 2 actors that have been said that I want to get the role over Krasinski
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12:43AM on 02/25/2010
Honestly, I don't know much about Captian America but I do kinda sway towards the inspired casting side. It's very odd, for sure, but I personally do think Krasinski does have the acting chops to pull it off. It's hard to say cause even if Ledger & Daniel Craig sounded odd at first, most people knew Ledger could pull of a villain and Craig could pull of an action hero. But Krasinski does seem perfectly suited for the genres he's been working in. Then again, if they're interested, he must have
Honestly, I don't know much about Captian America but I do kinda sway towards the inspired casting side. It's very odd, for sure, but I personally do think Krasinski does have the acting chops to pull it off. It's hard to say cause even if Ledger & Daniel Craig sounded odd at first, most people knew Ledger could pull of a villain and Craig could pull of an action hero. But Krasinski does seem perfectly suited for the genres he's been working in. Then again, if they're interested, he must have done something right.

I'm fine with Mike Vogel, but he's a bit bland and Hedlund is in Tron, it'd be a little much to come out with this right after.
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12:26AM on 02/25/2010

DUUUUUDE

And yes I will eat my words if this happens and results in something great but I highly doubt we're about to get another amazing match up like ledger/joker and downey/iron man. in fact im surprised krasinski is even being compared to those two
And yes I will eat my words if this happens and results in something great but I highly doubt we're about to get another amazing match up like ledger/joker and downey/iron man. in fact im surprised krasinski is even being compared to those two
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2:21AM on 02/25/2010
You are correct sir!
You are correct sir!
12:20AM on 02/25/2010

Krasinski Is A Very Inspired Choice...

...I believe that if he can bulk up for the role, Krasinski could be a fine Captain America.

Remember Heath Ledger's original casting? Remember Daniel Craig's?

It's been in my past experience that some of the greatest casting choies in history have seemingly come from left field.
...I believe that if he can bulk up for the role, Krasinski could be a fine Captain America.

Remember Heath Ledger's original casting? Remember Daniel Craig's?

It's been in my past experience that some of the greatest casting choies in history have seemingly come from left field.
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12:10AM on 02/25/2010
Well, I guess the news has done what all movies intend to do. I didn't plan on seeing this until DVD, but if Krasinski is involved, I probably will watch it...as long as it doesn't pull him away from The Office!
Well, I guess the news has done what all movies intend to do. I didn't plan on seeing this until DVD, but if Krasinski is involved, I probably will watch it...as long as it doesn't pull him away from The Office!
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12:03AM on 02/25/2010
I have never heard of any of these guys
I have never heard of any of these guys
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12:01AM on 02/25/2010
Krasinski is a horrible idea. He doesn't look the part and he doesn't the acting chops. I'm shocked by all these people who are giving this a positive. I'm baffled, but yet again people keep going to see movies like Sorority Row, Old Dogs and Blind Side. I will say, if he gets the role and pulls it off I'll eat my words, but this seems like a Ben Affleck Daredevil casting to me.
Krasinski is a horrible idea. He doesn't look the part and he doesn't the acting chops. I'm shocked by all these people who are giving this a positive. I'm baffled, but yet again people keep going to see movies like Sorority Row, Old Dogs and Blind Side. I will say, if he gets the role and pulls it off I'll eat my words, but this seems like a Ben Affleck Daredevil casting to me.
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12:29AM on 02/25/2010
Yes! thank you. also nice pic
Yes! thank you. also nice pic
7:50AM on 02/25/2010
He is easily better than most of the shortlist.
He is easily better than most of the shortlist.
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11:33PM on 02/24/2010

Staying Frosty

im sorry that i dont want to risk the role of captain america on jim from the office. This is totally different from the examples u gave. Ledger, Downey Jr, Bale, Jackman, and DCraig are all great actors who have been in legitimate movies that involved some degree of action/adult themes. Last time I checked Leatherheads doesnt exactly stand up to Swordfish(jackman), Layer Cake(craig), Zodiac/Scanner Darkly/Kiss Kiss Bang Bang(downey jr) Knights tale/lords of dogtown(ledger), and American
im sorry that i dont want to risk the role of captain america on jim from the office. This is totally different from the examples u gave. Ledger, Downey Jr, Bale, Jackman, and DCraig are all great actors who have been in legitimate movies that involved some degree of action/adult themes. Last time I checked Leatherheads doesnt exactly stand up to Swordfish(jackman), Layer Cake(craig), Zodiac/Scanner Darkly/Kiss Kiss Bang Bang(downey jr) Knights tale/lords of dogtown(ledger), and American Psycho/Equilibrium (bale). They all have proven themselves to be gritty enough to carry the role that comes with a hero/villian. Krasinski? not so much
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7:51AM on 02/25/2010
Jackman did Swordfish after X-Men
Jackman did Swordfish after X-Men
7:52AM on 02/25/2010
And this is more like a Michael Keaton as Batman scenario
And this is more like a Michael Keaton as Batman scenario
12:25PM on 02/25/2010
oh ya you're right swordfish was after xmen
oh ya you're right swordfish was after xmen
10:57PM on 02/24/2010
Krasinski? Where and when did he come from for the Captain America race? And what happened to Captain Awesome from Chuck?!?!
Krasinski? Where and when did he come from for the Captain America race? And what happened to Captain Awesome from Chuck?!?!
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9:28PM on 02/24/2010
am i sure krasinksi can pull it off? no. but would i enjoy seeing him expand his acting chops past the funny man? sure as heck would. i seem to recall the majority of people doubting heath ledgers ability to play the joker
am i sure krasinksi can pull it off? no. but would i enjoy seeing him expand his acting chops past the funny man? sure as heck would. i seem to recall the majority of people doubting heath ledgers ability to play the joker
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9:06PM on 02/24/2010

Oh lets not forget

Daniel Craig.... OMG, a BLONDE BOND... he;s too short.... he's too ugly... yeah, he only turned out to be argubly the best bond since Connery...
Daniel Craig.... OMG, a BLONDE BOND... he;s too short.... he's too ugly... yeah, he only turned out to be argubly the best bond since Connery...
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11:31PM on 02/24/2010
see my reply above, you are out of your element donnie
see my reply above, you are out of your element donnie
8:53PM on 02/24/2010

What happened to the

Ryan McPartlin rumors? I thought Captain Awesome was the Next Captain America...Still not buying the Krasinski pick...
Ryan McPartlin rumors? I thought Captain Awesome was the Next Captain America...Still not buying the Krasinski pick...
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8:53PM on 02/24/2010

dankfoo

Is Kicking ass, your only complaint against Krasinski? The guy looks perfect for the pre serum captian. The guy would have easily 5 months in the gym to "bulk" up, which seems to be so many of your guys problem with him. Again, you fanboys seem to care less about acting ability, and more on how they look. If it was your choice, Robert Downey, Heath Ledger and Hugh jackman wouldn't have been cast in their respected roles. Also, look at Christain Bale, and how skinny he was when do the
Is Kicking ass, your only complaint against Krasinski? The guy looks perfect for the pre serum captian. The guy would have easily 5 months in the gym to "bulk" up, which seems to be so many of your guys problem with him. Again, you fanboys seem to care less about acting ability, and more on how they look. If it was your choice, Robert Downey, Heath Ledger and Hugh jackman wouldn't have been cast in their respected roles. Also, look at Christain Bale, and how skinny he was when do the Machinist. He bulked up huge in 8 weeks.
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8:36PM on 02/24/2010
at first when i saw krasiniskis name i was like WHAT ARE THEY THINKING. but the more i think about he kind of looks like he could be from the 40s, and hes pretty tall. if he bulks up it could work. i mean steve rogers has to be kinda wimpy in the beginning anyway. not my first choice but it COULD work. they just need to get rainn wilson to play red skull.
at first when i saw krasiniskis name i was like WHAT ARE THEY THINKING. but the more i think about he kind of looks like he could be from the 40s, and hes pretty tall. if he bulks up it could work. i mean steve rogers has to be kinda wimpy in the beginning anyway. not my first choice but it COULD work. they just need to get rainn wilson to play red skull.
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8:36PM on 02/24/2010

Meh ...

Not really a fan of any of these picks. If I had to choose I would go with Chris Egan, from the criminally short lived series Kings. I know he is an Aussie, but Americans have been playing foriegn parts for so long it isn't a real issue with me. This guy is Captain America. If you doubt me watch some episodes of Kings on Hulu, the entire series is up on the site.
Not really a fan of any of these picks. If I had to choose I would go with Chris Egan, from the criminally short lived series Kings. I know he is an Aussie, but Americans have been playing foriegn parts for so long it isn't a real issue with me. This guy is Captain America. If you doubt me watch some episodes of Kings on Hulu, the entire series is up on the site.
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8:32PM on 02/24/2010

Im in

Krasinski is a great great choice. First, forget about the muscles right now. Just look him up on google image search, and look at every pic minus the office ones. He looks like a guy from the 40s, he's perfect. PLus, he's got the acting chops, which most of you fanboys ignore when casting your ideal superheros. I;m 100% in for this...
Krasinski is a great great choice. First, forget about the muscles right now. Just look him up on google image search, and look at every pic minus the office ones. He looks like a guy from the 40s, he's perfect. PLus, he's got the acting chops, which most of you fanboys ignore when casting your ideal superheros. I;m 100% in for this...
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8:36PM on 02/24/2010
c'mon man can you really envision him kickin ass??
c'mon man can you really envision him kickin ass??
8:30PM on 02/24/2010

Im in

Krasinski is a great great choice. First, forget about the muscles right now. Just look him up on google image search, and look at every pic minus the office ones. He looks like a guy from the 40s, he's perfect. PLus, he's got the acting chops, which most of you fanboys ignore when casting your ideal superheros. I;m 100% in for this...
Krasinski is a great great choice. First, forget about the muscles right now. Just look him up on google image search, and look at every pic minus the office ones. He looks like a guy from the 40s, he's perfect. PLus, he's got the acting chops, which most of you fanboys ignore when casting your ideal superheros. I;m 100% in for this...
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7:50PM on 02/24/2010

Scott Porter

He is so money on Friday night lights, great actor. I'm getting excited that he is up for the role, even though Johnston is directing.
He is so money on Friday night lights, great actor. I'm getting excited that he is up for the role, even though Johnston is directing.
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7:41PM on 02/24/2010
I would bet that the general public are more unfamiliar with Chris Pine and Jermey Renner than John Krasinski, so this really makes no sense to me at all.
I would bet that the general public are more unfamiliar with Chris Pine and Jermey Renner than John Krasinski, so this really makes no sense to me at all.
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7:41PM on 02/24/2010

Uh... no

They should get Tom Welling as Cap. He's huge, goodlooking, and has that Captain American look to him, even if he's not blonde. He's been playing a superhero for like 10 years now.
They should get Tom Welling as Cap. He's huge, goodlooking, and has that Captain American look to him, even if he's not blonde. He's been playing a superhero for like 10 years now.
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7:33PM on 02/24/2010
I understand the desire for a possible unknown, but has it been so long that people forget the Brandon Routh fiasco? I would think that a more All-American boy would fit the role better, something where you have a nice brawny body but that face which conveys such sincerity. Hell, I hate him, but even Channing Tatum seems more like a Captain America than these fellows.
I understand the desire for a possible unknown, but has it been so long that people forget the Brandon Routh fiasco? I would think that a more All-American boy would fit the role better, something where you have a nice brawny body but that face which conveys such sincerity. Hell, I hate him, but even Channing Tatum seems more like a Captain America than these fellows.
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7:24PM on 02/24/2010

Why

Are they assuming this guy will do like that kid in the "fake" vampire movie will do? Imagine if John Krasinski went back to the Office after bulking up, it would look a little weird...
Are they assuming this guy will do like that kid in the "fake" vampire movie will do? Imagine if John Krasinski went back to the Office after bulking up, it would look a little weird...
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7:05PM on 02/24/2010
John Krasinski, WTF? He better hit that gym hard. No, this is just a bad idea.
John Krasinski, WTF? He better hit that gym hard. No, this is just a bad idea.
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6:59PM on 02/24/2010

Scott Porter...

For me I think that the guy showcased some damn fine acting in the Friday Night Lights tv show and even in his small role in Speed Racer he was cool.
I think he can pull off the cool, calm and confident Cap/Steve Rogers that the character is.
And the dude's a big comic book fan which doesn't hurt.
For me I think that the guy showcased some damn fine acting in the Friday Night Lights tv show and even in his small role in Speed Racer he was cool.
I think he can pull off the cool, calm and confident Cap/Steve Rogers that the character is.
And the dude's a big comic book fan which doesn't hurt.
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6:43PM on 02/24/2010

John Krasinski!!

Omg, he has to beat up a bad guy and then stare DIRECTLY into the camera with a blank face!! Than Steve Carrell as Red Skull could pop out and say "thats what she said"...

Genius. (But really, I think John Krasinski would be a great fit for the role. He can do dorky and cool at the same time perfectly.)

(Edit: Look at Ed Norton in Hulk. He was a dork but also made a fun film)
Omg, he has to beat up a bad guy and then stare DIRECTLY into the camera with a blank face!! Than Steve Carrell as Red Skull could pop out and say "thats what she said"...

Genius. (But really, I think John Krasinski would be a great fit for the role. He can do dorky and cool at the same time perfectly.)

(Edit: Look at Ed Norton in Hulk. He was a dork but also made a fun film)
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7:20PM on 02/24/2010
If you think Ed Norton was a "dork", you need to rewatch fight club, or better yet, Amercian History X, he was bad ass in both films....
If you think Ed Norton was a "dork", you need to rewatch fight club, or better yet, Amercian History X, he was bad ass in both films....
8:33PM on 02/24/2010
Yea krasinski can do dorky and cool, but can you really see him kickin some serious ass? I can't personally.
Also Ed Norton is in a whole different ballpark than jim from the office
Yea krasinski can do dorky and cool, but can you really see him kickin some serious ass? I can't personally.
Also Ed Norton is in a whole different ballpark than jim from the office
6:21PM on 02/24/2010
Krasinski is easily one of the better choices I have heard. Although Hedlund would be best of the choices
Krasinski is easily one of the better choices I have heard. Although Hedlund would be best of the choices
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8:31PM on 02/24/2010
krasinski? you really thinks so? im just not feelin it
krasinski? you really thinks so? im just not feelin it
5:51PM on 02/24/2010
I don't want some scrub pretty-boy teen-beat punk to be Captain America. I am ok with Krasinski, I love him in the Office and I think he could bulk up and do just fine. Don't forget, no one thought Christopher Reeves could be the guy to don the cape either. GO JIM GO!!!
I don't want some scrub pretty-boy teen-beat punk to be Captain America. I am ok with Krasinski, I love him in the Office and I think he could bulk up and do just fine. Don't forget, no one thought Christopher Reeves could be the guy to don the cape either. GO JIM GO!!!
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5:38PM on 02/24/2010

hmmm

this worries me
this worries me
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5:25PM on 02/24/2010
john krasinki are you serious? I guess hes got the nerdy part down but is he really going to bulk up or something? I just can't imagine a comedic actor as Captain america.
john krasinki are you serious? I guess hes got the nerdy part down but is he really going to bulk up or something? I just can't imagine a comedic actor as Captain america.
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6:20PM on 02/24/2010
Thats funny because with the exception of Garret Hedlund, I would rather see Krasinski than any of the other choices
Thats funny because with the exception of Garret Hedlund, I would rather see Krasinski than any of the other choices
8:32PM on 02/24/2010
ever heard of the gym? I'm sure marvel will have him put the weight on bigtime... worked for mcguire and bale
ever heard of the gym? I'm sure marvel will have him put the weight on bigtime... worked for mcguire and bale
4:57PM on 02/24/2010
The worst part about this story is the director. If Krasinski were to be brought up with a director with some talent, I'd be thrilled. He's a great actor and seems like a nice guy who deserves a big break. But as it is, he should realize that the reason why Wolfman was an abomination was the director. Same goes for Jurassic Park III. As it is now, Captain America is going to be this decade's Daredevil and I hate to see Krasinski involved.
The worst part about this story is the director. If Krasinski were to be brought up with a director with some talent, I'd be thrilled. He's a great actor and seems like a nice guy who deserves a big break. But as it is, he should realize that the reason why Wolfman was an abomination was the director. Same goes for Jurassic Park III. As it is now, Captain America is going to be this decade's Daredevil and I hate to see Krasinski involved.
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9:06PM on 02/24/2010
what did Favarue do before Iron Man that shouted "i can direct the first action tentpoal avengers film".... Swingers?
what did Favarue do before Iron Man that shouted "i can direct the first action tentpoal avengers film".... Swingers?
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4:42PM on 02/24/2010
I thought Garret was pretty cool in Four Brothers and Death Sentence. But after his turn in Death Sentence I see him more as a villain.
I thought Garret was pretty cool in Four Brothers and Death Sentence. But after his turn in Death Sentence I see him more as a villain.
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4:39PM on 02/24/2010

Keaton for batman? really?

keaton for batman? really?

michael keaton went on to play a great batman to be bested only by bale's near perfect version of the bat(my opinion employees and trolls).

if this is an origin story then steve rogers is skinny until administered the super soldier syringe. If krazinski puts 15-20lbs on prior to shooting(possible), then the suit will do the rest. routh wore a semi-muscle suit(only enhanced certain areas of his body)under his supertights and that worked. i know, some
keaton for batman? really?

michael keaton went on to play a great batman to be bested only by bale's near perfect version of the bat(my opinion employees and trolls).

if this is an origin story then steve rogers is skinny until administered the super soldier syringe. If krazinski puts 15-20lbs on prior to shooting(possible), then the suit will do the rest. routh wore a semi-muscle suit(only enhanced certain areas of his body)under his supertights and that worked. i know, some of you felt he wasn't "big" enough, but had that movie worked, so would the aforementioned.

krazinski is not someone i would have put on the steve rogers shortlist, but if handled properly, this could be amazing if takes shape. besides do you want an unknown that will bring nothing to the table except: "Yes, Mr. Lucas, I mean Johnston, that sounds brilliant!
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4:16PM on 02/24/2010

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt...

but Jim needs to hit the gym. He seems a bit bigger than Steve Rogers was before he was given the Super Soldier serum, but he's got to have some mass for the majority of the film! Hit those dumbell flys!
but Jim needs to hit the gym. He seems a bit bigger than Steve Rogers was before he was given the Super Soldier serum, but he's got to have some mass for the majority of the film! Hit those dumbell flys!
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4:10PM on 02/24/2010

Hmm...

Well, that's definitely some "outside the box" thinking. Although, if this is true, I would be surprised if this works out well.

But hey....I like to be surprised!
Well, that's definitely some "outside the box" thinking. Although, if this is true, I would be surprised if this works out well.

But hey....I like to be surprised!
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3:59PM on 02/24/2010
I dig Krasinski in The Office, but that's such a dry, low key show.

What's he going to do as Captain America, smirk bad guys to death?
I dig Krasinski in The Office, but that's such a dry, low key show.

What's he going to do as Captain America, smirk bad guys to death?
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3:58PM on 02/24/2010
On the one hand, Halpert seems like a bad idea.....but I've never seen him in anything but the Office, so he COULD be a good choice. Marvel Studios wouldn't screw up one of their main heroes would they?......right?
On the one hand, Halpert seems like a bad idea.....but I've never seen him in anything but the Office, so he COULD be a good choice. Marvel Studios wouldn't screw up one of their main heroes would they?......right?
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3:57PM on 02/24/2010

NO

There's a big difference between Nolan and Joe Johnston XSsocx. JJ is a hack wannabe. look at his bang up job with the wolfman. This is the biggest mistake I've ever heard. Cast Pam instead.
There's a big difference between Nolan and Joe Johnston XSsocx. JJ is a hack wannabe. look at his bang up job with the wolfman. This is the biggest mistake I've ever heard. Cast Pam instead.
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3:50PM on 02/24/2010
Krasinski for Captain America!

Remember when we all hated the Ledger casting as Joker?
Krasinski for Captain America!

Remember when we all hated the Ledger casting as Joker?
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3:45PM on 02/24/2010

I hope this is just a joke

Ok so you have a group of KIDS and one lame actor lined up to play the man that leads the Avengers, was an Icon for WW2, and is on of the most moral and conflicted people in comics. Most of this line up would be a joke for Bucky his kid sidekick! I would go to this movie if it stared any of the losers on this list.
Ok so you have a group of KIDS and one lame actor lined up to play the man that leads the Avengers, was an Icon for WW2, and is on of the most moral and conflicted people in comics. Most of this line up would be a joke for Bucky his kid sidekick! I would go to this movie if it stared any of the losers on this list.
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3:40PM on 02/24/2010

FCK THIS!

If Krasinski is cast I will not watch this film and will get others not to watch it.
If Krasinski is cast I will not watch this film and will get others not to watch it.
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4:50PM on 02/24/2010
Shut up! You know you'll see it first week-end.
Shut up! You know you'll see it first week-end.
3:36PM on 02/24/2010
If Cinematical is correct then I say bring on Krasinski!
If Cinematical is correct then I say bring on Krasinski!
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3:34PM on 02/24/2010

Mike Vogel!

Mike Vogel works for me! Good actor, right look.
Mike Vogel works for me! Good actor, right look.
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3:32PM on 02/24/2010

Awesome Casting

Quote from Wiki
"Steve Rogers is a tall but scrawny fine arts student specializing in illustration"
John Krasinski fits the bill perfectly. Now all he needs to do is bulk up for the Captain America role.
Quote from Wiki
"Steve Rogers is a tall but scrawny fine arts student specializing in illustration"
John Krasinski fits the bill perfectly. Now all he needs to do is bulk up for the Captain America role.
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3:31PM on 02/24/2010
Scott Porter is by far the best cast out of the list that Marvel released. I really liked Porter as Rex Racer in Speed Racer.
Scott Porter is by far the best cast out of the list that Marvel released. I really liked Porter as Rex Racer in Speed Racer.
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6:59PM on 02/24/2010
Agreed. And the guy who plays Racer X should be Superman.
Agreed. And the guy who plays Racer X should be Superman.
3:12PM on 02/24/2010

I've already posted..

and in my post I said my vote is for Mike Vogel, and I actually said John Krasinski would be a horrible choice. With a couple of minutes to think about it, I think Krasinski would make a hell of a Captain America. I mean he'd be different, but in a very good way. Also, he is a very good actor so that helps a lot when playing a vital character like this. If the rumors are true that he got it, then I am very excited because he would be an amazing choice for the role of Captain America
and in my post I said my vote is for Mike Vogel, and I actually said John Krasinski would be a horrible choice. With a couple of minutes to think about it, I think Krasinski would make a hell of a Captain America. I mean he'd be different, but in a very good way. Also, he is a very good actor so that helps a lot when playing a vital character like this. If the rumors are true that he got it, then I am very excited because he would be an amazing choice for the role of Captain America
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3:10PM on 02/24/2010
Krasinski? Really? I mean granted the man is very talented, very funny, and has that boy next door look, but I would hardly consider him the type of person to play someone as valiant and imposing as Cap Am. Krasinski is more suited to comedy than anything else.

Otherwise there are some great choices there. I hope they go for an unknown young actor instead of a big name.
Krasinski? Really? I mean granted the man is very talented, very funny, and has that boy next door look, but I would hardly consider him the type of person to play someone as valiant and imposing as Cap Am. Krasinski is more suited to comedy than anything else.

Otherwise there are some great choices there. I hope they go for an unknown young actor instead of a big name.
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3:01PM on 02/24/2010

Hard to believe...

There was a rumor earlier that Robert Buckley(One Tree Hill)had the part. There's been a lot of misinformations lately regarding superhero franchise. The rumors of Dick Grayson appearing in Batman 3 also sounds bogus.
There was a rumor earlier that Robert Buckley(One Tree Hill)had the part. There's been a lot of misinformations lately regarding superhero franchise. The rumors of Dick Grayson appearing in Batman 3 also sounds bogus.
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2:59PM on 02/24/2010
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2:56PM on 02/24/2010
And if it is really Krasinski (who I like in The Office but haven't watched any of his movies except It's Complicated where he basically played the annoyingly sweet fiance), let me just point you to what Cinematical said:

If true, it's an inspired choice. I've been around long enough to remember people crying foul over the casting of Michael Keaton as Batman or some unknown named Hugh Jackman getting the role of Wolverine right at the last minute. Remember the fan outcry when they announced
And if it is really Krasinski (who I like in The Office but haven't watched any of his movies except It's Complicated where he basically played the annoyingly sweet fiance), let me just point you to what Cinematical said:

If true, it's an inspired choice. I've been around long enough to remember people crying foul over the casting of Michael Keaton as Batman or some unknown named Hugh Jackman getting the role of Wolverine right at the last minute. Remember the fan outcry when they announced pretty-boy Heath Ledger as the Joker? That turned out pretty well, didn't it? I have no doubt that Krasinski would do his best to bring the Marvel character to life, if the rumor holds true.
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2:54PM on 02/24/2010
I really hope it's Scott Porter. He is an excellent actor. I've only seen him in Friday Night Lights (tv show), and he played the star QB who becomes paralyzed in the first episode and is thus stuck in a wheel chair for the rest of his life. He played the role so convincingly, and if the show wasn't so ignored, he would have definitely deserved a best actor nomination at the Emmys or other such award ceremony.

And he has the Captain America basic requirements looks wise.
I really hope it's Scott Porter. He is an excellent actor. I've only seen him in Friday Night Lights (tv show), and he played the star QB who becomes paralyzed in the first episode and is thus stuck in a wheel chair for the rest of his life. He played the role so convincingly, and if the show wasn't so ignored, he would have definitely deserved a best actor nomination at the Emmys or other such award ceremony.

And he has the Captain America basic requirements looks wise.
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2:53PM on 02/24/2010
Actually, rumors going around say Krasinski got the part. I guess as long as it doesn't hinder his work on The Office, they could do worse...
Actually, rumors going around say Krasinski got the part. I guess as long as it doesn't hinder his work on The Office, they could do worse...
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2:51PM on 02/24/2010
Joe Johnston makes me nervous.
Joe Johnston makes me nervous.
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2:49PM on 02/24/2010
Mike Vogel I like, Garrett Hedlund wouldn't be the worst choice in the world, but Krasinski is one giant WTF.

Actually hadn't thought of Vogel, but really like the idea.
Mike Vogel I like, Garrett Hedlund wouldn't be the worst choice in the world, but Krasinski is one giant WTF.

Actually hadn't thought of Vogel, but really like the idea.
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2:48PM on 02/24/2010
Im not a big fan of the choices but if they have to pick one then my vote is for Mike Vogel. Guys a good actor and looks the part. There is no way Krasinski is going to be Captain America. I love him but he would be a horrible choice for Captain. I still want to see Jensen Ackles for Captain America though
Im not a big fan of the choices but if they have to pick one then my vote is for Mike Vogel. Guys a good actor and looks the part. There is no way Krasinski is going to be Captain America. I love him but he would be a horrible choice for Captain. I still want to see Jensen Ackles for Captain America though
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2:48PM on 02/24/2010
I'm just going to put my faith in Marvel. They've done a damn fine job so far.
Yes, Krasinski seems like a very odd choice, but he IS a good actor and he kind of fits the 'boy next door' look.
Besides, anyone is better than Chace Crawford.
I'm just going to put my faith in Marvel. They've done a damn fine job so far.
Yes, Krasinski seems like a very odd choice, but he IS a good actor and he kind of fits the 'boy next door' look.
Besides, anyone is better than Chace Crawford.
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2:47PM on 02/24/2010
Mike Vogel would be a great choice.
Mike Vogel would be a great choice.
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2:45PM on 02/24/2010
I have to agree. John Krasinski is amazing, but he doesn't seem to fit. Chase Crawford would be a disaster, and Garret Hedlund just isn't what they need. I don't know the other guys.
I have to agree. John Krasinski is amazing, but he doesn't seem to fit. Chase Crawford would be a disaster, and Garret Hedlund just isn't what they need. I don't know the other guys.
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2:44PM on 02/24/2010
the krasinski thing is just a staged joke.

right?
the krasinski thing is just a staged joke.

right?
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2:42PM on 02/24/2010
I hope either Mike Vogel or Scott Porter get the job. John Krasinski and Garret Hedlund seem a little odd.
I hope either Mike Vogel or Scott Porter get the job. John Krasinski and Garret Hedlund seem a little odd.
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