Add Chris Evans to the big list of Potential Captain Americas

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As previously posted, there are a lot of names from the world of TV and elsewhere auditioning for the role of a lifetime — Steve Rogers in Marvel Studio’s “Captain America” movie. But one name I haven’t heard before until now is Chris Evans (left), of “The Fantastic Four” and the upcoming “The Losers”. I’ve always thought Evans makes a good superhero, and honestly, he was the best thing about both “Fantastic Four” movies. And if you haven’t seen him as a psychic with “X-Men” like powers in “Push”, give it a shot.

According to THR, Evans has indeed read for Captain America. As well, you can add Wilson Bethel from HBO’s “Generation Kill” to the list of potential super soldier candidates. Actors still in the running include Mike Vogel, John Krasinski, and Chace Crawford. Former candidates Michael Cassidy and Scott Porter are out, with Porter heading back to TV with “Nomads”, and Cassidy recently tweeting that he’s out of the running.

Word is, Marvel is very keen on getting “Tron: Legacy’s” Garrett Hedlund to audition, though he hasn’t made any efforts to do so as far as anyone knows. And frankly, I don’t see what the love affair with Hedlund is. I’ve seen the new “Tron” trailer where Hedlund is shown extensively, and he doesn’t exactly leap off the screen.

But Chris Evans as Steve Rogers? I can definitely see it. He’s certainly got the look and the build, though the smartass personality that he’s usually known for in his movies might hinder his chances. Captain America is a lot of things, but smartass is not one of his traits. Then again, that’s why they call it acting, right?

I am definitely NOT a smart ass.

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  • NZane

    One name: Mark Valley. He is already playing him in the television’s Human Target. Put him in a red , white, and blue costume and a shield – you have Captain America, thank you. Too old? Hey, WWII would age anyone beyond their years and did.

    Mark Valley. His real name even sounds like a Cap name!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I agree. However if the movie was to take place with Cap being in the war for years, and then being frozen in ice, that’d be the only way it could work. If you think about the timeline of Steve Rogers, enlisting, being rejected, getting the syrum, then fighting in the war, and then being frozen, it doesn’t allow much time for the war to physically take it’s toll on the chracter. Especially seeing as how Rogers was between 19-21, and Valley is near 50. I’d rather see him THAN anyone play the role, as I think he really could hold his own on screen next to RDJ and Sam L, but I don’t see him as being cast. Hell the scrawny to buff thing alone is gonna be hard to do. Cast them when they’re small, film some early stuff and then have em work out to get big? Two different actors for pre and post-syrum Rogers. What are they gonna do? So yeah seeing some kid play young pre-syrum Rogers, and then having Valley play post-syrum Roers would be wierd. But hey if it got Valley the role I’d watch. LOL

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I agree. However if the movie was to take place with Cap being in the war for years, and then being frozen in ice, that’d be the only way it could work. If you think about the timeline of Steve Rogers, enlisting, being rejected, getting the syrum, then fighting in the war, and then being frozen, it doesn’t allow much time for the war to physically take it’s toll on the chracter. Especially seeing as how Rogers was between 19-21, and Valley is near 50. I’d rather see him THAN anyone play the role, as I think he really could hold his own on screen next to RDJ and Sam L, but I don’t see him as being cast. Hell the scrawny to buff thing alone is gonna be hard to do. Cast them when they’re small, film some early stuff and then have em work out to get big? Two different actors for pre and post-syrum Rogers. What are they gonna do? So yeah seeing some kid play young pre-syrum Rogers, and then having Valley play post-syrum Roers would be wierd. But hey if it got Valley the role I’d watch. LOL

  • NZane

    One name: Mark Valley. He is already playing him in the television’s Human Target. Put him in a red , white, and blue costume and a shield – you have Captain America, thank you. Too old? Hey, WWII would age anyone beyond their years and did.

    Mark Valley. His real name even sounds like a Cap name!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      I agree. However if the movie was to take place with Cap being in the war for years, and then being frozen in ice, that’d be the only way it could work. If you think about the timeline of Steve Rogers, enlisting, being rejected, getting the syrum, then fighting in the war, and then being frozen, it doesn’t allow much time for the war to physically take it’s toll on the chracter. Especially seeing as how Rogers was between 19-21, and Valley is near 50. I’d rather see him THAN anyone play the role, as I think he really could hold his own on screen next to RDJ and Sam L, but I don’t see him as being cast. Hell the scrawny to buff thing alone is gonna be hard to do. Cast them when they’re small, film some early stuff and then have em work out to get big? Two different actors for pre and post-syrum Rogers. What are they gonna do? So yeah seeing some kid play young pre-syrum Rogers, and then having Valley play post-syrum Roers would be wierd. But hey if it got Valley the role I’d watch. LOL