All the Cool TV Kids Want to be Captain America…

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Deadline.com has gotten their hands on a list of potential candidates that Marvel Studios is currently testing for the lead in their “The First Avenger: Captain America”. To no one’s surprise, a lot of the names are unknown TV actors, and even the known ones are only known if you watch girly TV shows, which would make you kind of girly. Deadline also says Marvel is once again being tight with the purse strings, which means the actor who gets the gig will be signed on for multiple films while getting very little upfront. As Terrence Howard can tell you, Marvel tends to be cheap bastards. And in this case, they can afford to be: a role as Captain America is the kind of role that makes careers.

The actors currently being tested for “Captain America” include the ones listed below. They are by no means the entire list, but Deadline seems to think these are the top contenders. Note: I’ve used the most “action” pics of each candidate I could find.

Chace Crawford (“Gossip Girl”)
John Krasinski (“The Office”)
Scott Porter (“Friday Night Lights”)
Patrick Flueger (“Brothers”)
Michael Cassidy (“Privileged”)
Mike Vogel (“Cloverfield”)

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

    The Porter kid, and Mike Vogel are the closest, but I don’t really like ANY of them. Can you actually see RDJ taking orders from these kids? Or Sam L. as Fury looking to these youngsters for amazing leadership abilities for his Avengers Intitiative? I can’t Not AT ALL!!!

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

    The Porter kid, and Mike Vogel are the closest, but I don’t really like ANY of them. Can you actually see RDJ taking orders from these kids? Or Sam L. as Fury looking to these youngsters for amazing leadership abilities for his Avengers Intitiative? I can’t Not AT ALL!!!

  • j.james

    I agree Dedpool…im not feelin to pumped about any of these dudes…eehh, i guess we will see….

  • j.james

    I agree Dedpool…im not feelin to pumped about any of these dudes…eehh, i guess we will see….

  • erick

    josh duhamel maybe? he can’t be that expensive

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

      I thought about him a while back and he’s not a bad choice. Not too young looking, not too old. Already played a soldier.

  • erick

    josh duhamel maybe? he can’t be that expensive

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      I thought about him a while back and he’s not a bad choice. Not too young looking, not too old. Already played a soldier.

  • butterscotch

    Wow. I don’t think I’d be too thrilled to see any of these guys in this role. Maybe Mike Vogel.
    Oh I hope they don’t screw this up.

  • butterscotch

    Wow. I don’t think I’d be too thrilled to see any of these guys in this role. Maybe Mike Vogel.
    Oh I hope they don’t screw this up.

  • TINY

    Lets hope this doesnt turn out like Superman Returns (sorry just threw up in my mouth a lil bit) I’m ALL for a relative unknown to take on the role but they have to do some extensive casting efforts and basically give anyone a shot. And whomever writes it needs to get Caps patriotism and leadership down (this is not the time for your political commentary a$$hole) I mean come on give me a hell yeah if you remember the Ultimates line: “Surrender?! Do you think this ‘A’ on my forehead stands for France?!” HELL YEAH! I could also do w/some Jack Bauer-esque by any means necessary to get the job done action. Ahh I have such high hopes for Cap!

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

      HELL YEAH!!!! Great scene. I’m hoping this Cap is a cross between Ultimate Cap (badass soldier) and 616 Cap (natural born leader, strategist, all american boy).

  • TINY

    Lets hope this doesnt turn out like Superman Returns (sorry just threw up in my mouth a lil bit) I’m ALL for a relative unknown to take on the role but they have to do some extensive casting efforts and basically give anyone a shot. And whomever writes it needs to get Caps patriotism and leadership down (this is not the time for your political commentary a$$hole) I mean come on give me a hell yeah if you remember the Ultimates line: “Surrender?! Do you think this ‘A’ on my forehead stands for France?!” HELL YEAH! I could also do w/some Jack Bauer-esque by any means necessary to get the job done action. Ahh I have such high hopes for Cap!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      HELL YEAH!!!! Great scene. I’m hoping this Cap is a cross between Ultimate Cap (badass soldier) and 616 Cap (natural born leader, strategist, all american boy).