October 21, 2009

Who Will Marvel Cast As Captain America?

Joe Johnston (Rocketeer, Wolf Man, Jurassic Park 3) is set to direct and the only question is, who will play Steve Rogers? Awful casting rumors such as Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum make me nervous about the film. So I'm going to breakdown ones that make sense.

Some big names that have been previously thrown around include Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. While I could see DiCaprio in the role he doesn't seem like someone that would jump on board the Marvel train. Although, he's been attached to producing anime based films. It just seems like his shooting schedule is too busy. Pitt would be good but he's been rumored for Thor previously and nothing came from that.

A bunch of interesting television actors have been rumored. They include, Jon Hamm (Sucker Punch, Mad Men) and Alexander Skarsgård (Generation Kill, True Blood). Skarsgård was rumored for Thor at one point, so he's on Marvel's radar. Another Thor candidate Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy, Rome) would be great choice.

My Casting Thoughts

Franchise actors Matt Damon and Daniel Craig would also be perfect for the world Marvel has setup. Since they have already have a set following and deliver great action/dramatic performances.

My favorite for the role is Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker, 28 Weeks Later). I'm not sure if he's been rumored but he's got my vote.

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