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Hold your horses, Chris Evans a possibility for CAPTAIN AMERICA

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 9th, 2010

And the plot thickens.

Just a couple of hours after news hit that John Krasinski ("The Office") was the front runner for the upcoming adaptation of CAPTAIN AMERICA (and the subsequent firestorm on the internet), it looks like Marvel has widened their gaze for possible contenders to hop into the red, white, and blue costume.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Marvel has not only said that two original names are still in the running (Mike Vogel and Garrett Hedlund) and have even added a name, and boy, is it an interesting one.

The site is reporting that Chris Evans, best known as Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch in the FANTASTIC FOUR films, is in the running. Apparently, the other names attached to the project are now out of contention (including Krasinski), leaving this as a three horse race.  The role would include a salary of $300,000 and would include options for up to nine other possible films.  

The idea of Chris Evans taking up the star covered shield has me insanely interested.  I think Evans is by far the best thespian of the bunch, and is also probably the best fit physically.  He is a much bigger guy, and not only that, but has the sense of confidence that this role would require.  He may come off a bit too arrogant, but really, this makes the Krasinski casting look like a joke.  Of the other names, I think that Hedlund would be another really great fit. 

As of this point, it appears as though no one is as close as they seem to getting the role, and with the added name of Chris Evans, this is set to be one heck of an interesting story. 

Who, of this group, would you like to see get the role?

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  • bill

    CHRIS EVANS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jason0000

    Garett Hedlund all the way!!! he is the one who will put Marvels movies above all others! no one cares about Chris Evans!! Garett is about to be a mega star!! check out him in death sentence!! one cool dude!!

  • https://gordonandthewhale.com RustyGordon

    Jason, I am totally with you! He was also solid in FOUR BROTHERS.

  • Jason0000

    That's what's up man! Let's help him get the role!

  • Josh Brunsting

    Ha, the more I think about it, the more I think he's getting the role. Tron Legacy looks great, and it being a Disney movie, and Marvel producing Captain America, I wouldn't doubt Disney would try to talk Marvel into putting Hedlund in their film. He looks great, so I'd be all for it!

  • bill

    CHRIS EVANS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jason0000

    Garett Hedlund all the way!!! he is the one who will put Marvels movies above all others! no one cares about Chris Evans!! Garett is about to be a mega star!! check out him in death sentence!! one cool dude!!

  • https://gordonandthewhale.com RustyGordon

    Jason, I am totally with you! He was also solid in FOUR BROTHERS.

  • Jason0000

    That's what's up man! Let's help him get the role!

  • Josh Brunsting

    Ha, the more I think about it, the more I think he's getting the role. Tron Legacy looks great, and it being a Disney movie, and Marvel producing Captain America, I wouldn't doubt Disney would try to talk Marvel into putting Hedlund in their film. He looks great, so I'd be all for it!

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  • Jason0000

    That's right! Who else could make cap as big as the dark knight! Plus so many people will be on the bandwaggin after tron comes out!he's a bad ass for real!

  • jekupka

    Garrett Hedlund.

  • vanq

    Neil Fifer reads again today: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1292175/

  • annawoods04

    Can't believe we'll have to go three weeks before we hear you again after tonight – needless to say we'll all miss you terribly. The two weeks was bad enough!!!!

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