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Two actors out of the Captain America race

03.05.2010

Two down, four to go.

A couple of names have been marked off the shortlist to play Captain America.

First, Scott Porter from shows like FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and CAPRICA took the lead in a new series titled, NOMADS. The show apparently will conflict with the shooting of the film.

Then Michael Cassidy, whom I mainly know from THE O.C. as Seth Cohen's frenemy, Zach, announced this on his twitter account, "No Captain America for me." No reason was giving by the actor for the move.

We did give an update on the shortlist story that Cinematical received a tip that John Krasinski was the shoe in, but that's really all speculation at this point. So who's left play cap? I put together a little picture to show you the remaining contenders: Patrick Flueger, Mike Vogel, Chance Crawford, Krasinski, and Garrett Hedlund (center).

Extra Tidbit: I just can't take pretty boy Chance Crawford as Cap.
Source: EW/Film

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10:15AM on 03/08/2010
Hedlund FTW! This dude deserves to make it big! Although Krasinski would be interesting.
Hedlund FTW! This dude deserves to make it big! Although Krasinski would be interesting.
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9:12AM on 03/08/2010

not for my money!

I wouldn't pay 12 buchs to see any of these actors play cap. they are all to young or suck as actors.
I wouldn't pay 12 buchs to see any of these actors play cap. they are all to young or suck as actors.
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5:21AM on 03/08/2010
Krasinski? no way ......
nothing against him but he is no captain america.
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Krasinski? no way ......
nothing against him but he is no captain america.
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2:32AM on 03/08/2010
Of all the choices I think Garrett Hedlund would be best. He was incredible in Death Sentence - the transformation he went through to play Billy Darley was amazing.
Of all the choices I think Garrett Hedlund would be best. He was incredible in Death Sentence - the transformation he went through to play Billy Darley was amazing.
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8:11PM on 03/07/2010

none of them are right

Why are they going for someone so young? none of these guys look good for caps and when the avengers movie comes out( if ever) a young pretty boy cap wont feel right leading a team made up of RDJ and Edward Norton. Some like Brad Pitt would have been a better choice
Why are they going for someone so young? none of these guys look good for caps and when the avengers movie comes out( if ever) a young pretty boy cap wont feel right leading a team made up of RDJ and Edward Norton. Some like Brad Pitt would have been a better choice
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4:04PM on 03/07/2010

NO NO NO

I have a tear running down my cheek looking at this piss poor line up. I hope I'm wrong but I think this movie will suck big time if one of these guys are cast.
I have a tear running down my cheek looking at this piss poor line up. I hope I'm wrong but I think this movie will suck big time if one of these guys are cast.
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3:21PM on 03/07/2010

Geez

Krasinski doesn't have the look or the acting ability for this sort of movie. Hedlund looks the best for the part, but I've never seen him before. We need more contenders.
Krasinski doesn't have the look or the acting ability for this sort of movie. Hedlund looks the best for the part, but I've never seen him before. We need more contenders.
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2:54PM on 03/07/2010

Not even close

NONE of the guys are even in the running to play Cap. The role has been cast and it's a big name. 'Nuff said.
NONE of the guys are even in the running to play Cap. The role has been cast and it's a big name. 'Nuff said.
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9:32AM on 03/07/2010
terrible terrible choices
terrible terrible choices
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4:26AM on 03/07/2010
Firstly, all those remaining guys suck. They're a bunch of pretty boys, not MEN. There's a difference. Daniel Craig, Gerard Butler = MEN. And there has to be an intense level of chemistry between Captain American and Iron Man. By the looks of the bunch above, none of them have any solid reputation let alone work on the same level as Rob Downey. That chemistry HAS to be there, it's as pivotal to the Avengers buildup as it is that Peter Parker loves Mary Jane in Spider-Man. Without it, things
Firstly, all those remaining guys suck. They're a bunch of pretty boys, not MEN. There's a difference. Daniel Craig, Gerard Butler = MEN. And there has to be an intense level of chemistry between Captain American and Iron Man. By the looks of the bunch above, none of them have any solid reputation let alone work on the same level as Rob Downey. That chemistry HAS to be there, it's as pivotal to the Avengers buildup as it is that Peter Parker loves Mary Jane in Spider-Man. Without it, things will just get very lame.
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8:41PM on 03/06/2010
at least not Chad Michael Murray.. That would have aborted my interest in it.. Of those guys, Hedlund.. Otherwise, Im gonna suggest Brian Austin Green or Nathan Fillion for any superhero character.. Both should have been Green Lantern though
at least not Chad Michael Murray.. That would have aborted my interest in it.. Of those guys, Hedlund.. Otherwise, Im gonna suggest Brian Austin Green or Nathan Fillion for any superhero character.. Both should have been Green Lantern though
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4:58PM on 03/06/2010
I don't know much about Captain America, but from what everyone wrote here it sounds like a dumbass idea. So who cares who they cast - let's hope it gets thrown into turn around and then we don't have to worry about it.
I don't know much about Captain America, but from what everyone wrote here it sounds like a dumbass idea. So who cares who they cast - let's hope it gets thrown into turn around and then we don't have to worry about it.
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4:04PM on 03/06/2010
Terrible casting. I still think Kirk from Star Trek would of been really great. What is with all the casting coming from the CW?! Ugh. This list is really bad. It says something when John Krasinski is the top runner for a superhero, and you know the only reason he will get the job is because Joe Johnson is friends with Emily Blunt after they made Wolfman, and she probably introduced them. Screw this.
Terrible casting. I still think Kirk from Star Trek would of been really great. What is with all the casting coming from the CW?! Ugh. This list is really bad. It says something when John Krasinski is the top runner for a superhero, and you know the only reason he will get the job is because Joe Johnson is friends with Emily Blunt after they made Wolfman, and she probably introduced them. Screw this.
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1:10PM on 03/06/2010

NO

i dont want any of these untalented "actors" to play the cap. john krasinki is just funny, but not captain america material.
i dont want any of these untalented "actors" to play the cap. john krasinki is just funny, but not captain america material.
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11:19AM on 03/06/2010

Out The Remaining...

ones. The one in the upper left hand corner or Hedlund are the ones that at least look like Cap.

Marvel...don't frig this up!
ones. The one in the upper left hand corner or Hedlund are the ones that at least look like Cap.

Marvel...don't frig this up!
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10:44AM on 03/06/2010
Do not want any of these guys for it. Love Krazinski on the Office, but if he is Cap all I will think through that entire movie is where Dwight is and why he isn't being pranked by him!!!!

Whatever happened to Chuck's Ryan McPartlin being in line for it?? I mean he is already Captian Awesome, why not make it Captian America?!?!?
Do not want any of these guys for it. Love Krazinski on the Office, but if he is Cap all I will think through that entire movie is where Dwight is and why he isn't being pranked by him!!!!

Whatever happened to Chuck's Ryan McPartlin being in line for it?? I mean he is already Captian Awesome, why not make it Captian America?!?!?
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9:07AM on 03/06/2010

Oh fer chrissakes...

Can we get someone that doesn't look like a dumbass hotshot accountant?
Can we get someone that doesn't look like a dumbass hotshot accountant?
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9:01AM on 03/06/2010
Will Smith?

Haha, I kid.
Will Smith?

Haha, I kid.
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8:21AM on 03/06/2010
Garrett Hedlund.

Period.
Garrett Hedlund.

Period.
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2:48AM on 03/06/2010

wtf?

they're just a bunch of pretty BOYS !!

no tough men in Hollywood?

what's the criteria for leading male actors these days?
they're just a bunch of pretty BOYS !!

no tough men in Hollywood?

what's the criteria for leading male actors these days?
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1:01AM on 03/06/2010
Krasinski!!! If not, Hedlund I guess.
Krasinski!!! If not, Hedlund I guess.
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11:11PM on 03/05/2010
This is killing me. I've waited so long for a real Cap movie, and I think they are going to fuck it up.
This is killing me. I've waited so long for a real Cap movie, and I think they are going to fuck it up.
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10:53PM on 03/05/2010
this is just depressing
this is just depressing
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10:21PM on 03/05/2010

A FUCKING REALITY SHOW

This week two are eliminated.
Next week two more.
Then the winner.
Goddamn i'll be glad when this is over
This week two are eliminated.
Next week two more.
Then the winner.
Goddamn i'll be glad when this is over
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10:26PM on 03/05/2010
I heard Krasinski was going going to be booted but he won immunity.
I heard Krasinski was going going to be booted but he won immunity.
10:12PM on 03/05/2010
I don't even know how any of these actors are in anything. I don't watch the office or any WB show that these guys may be on. I am also not a Captain America fan but just looking at these guys I would say Krasinski is the best choice. They all just look like pretty boys and I can't imagine any of them leading the Avengers.
I don't even know how any of these actors are in anything. I don't watch the office or any WB show that these guys may be on. I am also not a Captain America fan but just looking at these guys I would say Krasinski is the best choice. They all just look like pretty boys and I can't imagine any of them leading the Avengers.
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9:43PM on 03/05/2010
lol @ krasinski as cap.
are they gonna cgi cap a jaw?
or get a stunt jaw for close-ups?
i think marvel is trying too hard to be briliant.
lol @ krasinski as cap.
are they gonna cgi cap a jaw?
or get a stunt jaw for close-ups?
i think marvel is trying too hard to be briliant.
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8:52PM on 03/05/2010
i wouldn't mind Hedlund as Cap. i like krasinski but i just don't see him as Captain America. but i'd rather he gets the part over the remaining three guys
i wouldn't mind Hedlund as Cap. i like krasinski but i just don't see him as Captain America. but i'd rather he gets the part over the remaining three guys
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8:51PM on 03/05/2010
seeing that this is about creating a world in which cinema is fused with the comic world - it could stand to reason that making cap the average "weak" man on the corner could play out in krasinski favor. although - who would play the muscled out version - because based on the formula - you don't just have a skinny dude with superman powers - you have a person who actually embodies strength and agility beyond what normal humans can do. but then maybe i'm just geeking out and should just turn off
seeing that this is about creating a world in which cinema is fused with the comic world - it could stand to reason that making cap the average "weak" man on the corner could play out in krasinski favor. although - who would play the muscled out version - because based on the formula - you don't just have a skinny dude with superman powers - you have a person who actually embodies strength and agility beyond what normal humans can do. but then maybe i'm just geeking out and should just turn off the light now and go to bed in my moms basement.
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8:49PM on 03/05/2010
i wouldn't mind Hedlund as Cap. i like krasinski but i just don't see him as Captain America. but i'd rather he gets the part over the remaining three guys
i wouldn't mind Hedlund as Cap. i like krasinski but i just don't see him as Captain America. but i'd rather he gets the part over the remaining three guys
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8:33PM on 03/05/2010
If Krasinski is in, I'm out.
If Krasinski is in, I'm out.
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8:02PM on 03/05/2010
Krasinski?!?! Are they HIGH? No offence to him, but that's gotta be a joke.
Krasinski?!?! Are they HIGH? No offence to him, but that's gotta be a joke.
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7:59PM on 03/05/2010
One thing that I'm still confused is are they going to have one or two Captain America - as in Steve Rogers before and after the experiment that turns him into Cap.
One thing that I'm still confused is are they going to have one or two Captain America - as in Steve Rogers before and after the experiment that turns him into Cap.
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7:25PM on 03/05/2010
I would love to see someone like Ryan McPartlin (Cap. Awesome) get the part because it would seem like such a curveball after Cinematical released their tipoff.
I would love to see someone like Ryan McPartlin (Cap. Awesome) get the part because it would seem like such a curveball after Cinematical released their tipoff.
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7:15PM on 03/05/2010
Some of these arguments have a point about Krasinski, so I'd be open to him, but I also like Mike Vogel for the role. Hedlund is, I don't know I just don't see him for it, but Vogel I think might actually have the proper acting chops too, and Krasinski is the most recognizable, and would be the inspired choice.
Some of these arguments have a point about Krasinski, so I'd be open to him, but I also like Mike Vogel for the role. Hedlund is, I don't know I just don't see him for it, but Vogel I think might actually have the proper acting chops too, and Krasinski is the most recognizable, and would be the inspired choice.
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6:43PM on 03/05/2010

Krasinski for Cap.

I think he's a good representation of the average Joe American and definitely strays from the pretty boy approach. He's the only contender that's really made me stop and think. The others are just too easy.

On a practical note, he'd definitely bring in a decent audience (fans of The Office), which is a lucrative choice compared to the much lesser known blondies.
I think he's a good representation of the average Joe American and definitely strays from the pretty boy approach. He's the only contender that's really made me stop and think. The others are just too easy.

On a practical note, he'd definitely bring in a decent audience (fans of The Office), which is a lucrative choice compared to the much lesser known blondies.
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8:52PM on 03/05/2010
that's a good point about him being an average joe typr but fans of the office(which i definitely am) haven't help make any of his other movies a success, why would this be different?
that's a good point about him being an average joe typr but fans of the office(which i definitely am) haven't help make any of his other movies a success, why would this be different?
9:02PM on 03/05/2010
I respect your argument, but there's no possible way of knowing whether The Office did or did not help his movies. The fact that they did poorly can be attributed to many different things. Right now, I only bring it up as giving him leverage over the other guys in the minds of the studio. Which of the above can you say drew nine million viewers for their recent season finale?

Just saying, he's pretty well-known (the most of the choices) and has a pristine public image. He's a charming,
I respect your argument, but there's no possible way of knowing whether The Office did or did not help his movies. The fact that they did poorly can be attributed to many different things. Right now, I only bring it up as giving him leverage over the other guys in the minds of the studio. Which of the above can you say drew nine million viewers for their recent season finale?

Just saying, he's pretty well-known (the most of the choices) and has a pristine public image. He's a charming, genuine dude. From a marketing standpoint, he's an attractive bet.
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6:36PM on 03/05/2010

Anyone supporting Krasinski is a fool.

Or just looking to get hyped up for the sake of hype.
He is 100% wrong for the part. 2 months isn't enough time to gain muscle mass. Jesus. the rest aren't great but at least they are athletic and don't have pudgy faces, a big nose and no chin.
Or just looking to get hyped up for the sake of hype.
He is 100% wrong for the part. 2 months isn't enough time to gain muscle mass. Jesus. the rest aren't great but at least they are athletic and don't have pudgy faces, a big nose and no chin.
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6:21PM on 03/05/2010
I thought Hedlund was already axed. He'd be good.

Im liking Krasinski. All the haters cannot see passed resemblance (just like everyother fan casting).

Thank Christ Porter is out of the running.
I thought Hedlund was already axed. He'd be good.

Im liking Krasinski. All the haters cannot see passed resemblance (just like everyother fan casting).

Thank Christ Porter is out of the running.
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6:19PM on 03/05/2010

vogel or hedlund

those would be my choices out of what's left. krasinski makes no sense whatsoever.
those would be my choices out of what's left. krasinski makes no sense whatsoever.
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6:18PM on 03/05/2010

Big Jim

I could see John Krasinski as Cap. People said that Toby Maguire couldn't play Spider-Man and laughed at Robert Downey Jr play Iron Man/Tony Stark. He's got my vote.
I could see John Krasinski as Cap. People said that Toby Maguire couldn't play Spider-Man and laughed at Robert Downey Jr play Iron Man/Tony Stark. He's got my vote.
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6:20PM on 03/05/2010
damn double post
damn double post
6:17PM on 03/05/2010

Big Jim

I could see John Krasinski as Cap. People said that Toby Maguire couldn't play Spider-Man and laughed at Robert Downey Jr play Iron Man/Tony Stark. He's got my vote.
I could see John Krasinski as Cap. People said that Toby Maguire couldn't play Spider-Man and laughed at Robert Downey Jr play Iron Man/Tony Stark. He's got my vote.
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6:14PM on 03/05/2010
Krasinski all the way.
Krasinski all the way.
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6:12PM on 03/05/2010
I was excited back when Captain Awesome from Chuck was a candidate. He's my pick.
Without him, yeah, I have to agree with arsenal45, I can't imagine any of the others matching Norton or Downey, so Krasinski could be good.
I was excited back when Captain Awesome from Chuck was a candidate. He's my pick.
Without him, yeah, I have to agree with arsenal45, I can't imagine any of the others matching Norton or Downey, so Krasinski could be good.
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6:18PM on 03/05/2010
I agree with you about Capt Awesome. I think that he would be perfect but, for some reason, he wasn't on the list.
I agree with you about Capt Awesome. I think that he would be perfect but, for some reason, he wasn't on the list.
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6:02PM on 03/05/2010

Captain

Mike Vogel is my choice off the contenders left for Captain America.
Mike Vogel is my choice off the contenders left for Captain America.
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5:48PM on 03/05/2010

Krasinski...I guess.

I just can't imagine these "pretty boys" standing toe-to-toe with the like of Downey and Norton. Krasinski is the only one i can kind of wrap my head around for the role.
I just can't imagine these "pretty boys" standing toe-to-toe with the like of Downey and Norton. Krasinski is the only one i can kind of wrap my head around for the role.
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5:44PM on 03/05/2010
I'm betting that either Vogel or Krasinski will get it. Vogel would be bad ass, but Krasinski would be an incredibly off beat approach that I think will work very well. It's probably because I'm a fan of his, but I still think this.
I'm betting that either Vogel or Krasinski will get it. Vogel would be bad ass, but Krasinski would be an incredibly off beat approach that I think will work very well. It's probably because I'm a fan of his, but I still think this.
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5:32PM on 03/05/2010
What about someone like Hunter Parrish?
What about someone like Hunter Parrish?
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2:44AM on 03/07/2010
Wow.

And you call *my* movie taste into question?
Wow.

And you call *my* movie taste into question?
10:41AM on 03/07/2010
Haha, way better than Ackles buddy.
Haha, way better than Ackles buddy.
5:26PM on 03/05/2010
I have a feeling either Krasinski or Flueger will get the the job, but I really want Vogel to get it.
I have a feeling either Krasinski or Flueger will get the the job, but I really want Vogel to get it.
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5:23PM on 03/05/2010
I say no to all of the above mentioned. These guys are terrible choices.
I say no to all of the above mentioned. These guys are terrible choices.
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