Channing Tatum as Captain America?

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In just a few short years, Channing Tatum has been in tons of big Hollywood movies, most of them as the leading man, but I swear I don’t know anyone who even knows who he is. That may actually work in his favor if he continues to promote himself as a viable candidate to play Captain America in “The First Avenger: Captain America” (seriously, they need to just call this thing either “Captain America” or “The First Avenger”, using both is just clunky).

Speaking to MTV, Channing talks about that stale rumor from ways back that had Will Smith as a contender for the role, but adds that he wouldn’t mind playing the role himself if it doesn’t work out for Smith.

“I would love to play Captain America,” Tatum explained in no uncertain terms. “I actually really, really would love it.”

“I love Captain America. I’m not a big aficionado on him,” he added. “But I know who we was, and I like him as a character.”

He’s basically playing a Captain America type already in the upcoming “G.I. Joe” movie, so slipping on some tights wouldn’t be too much of a stretch. Plus, the guy has the physique and physicality to pull off the role, and like I said, he’s just unknown, but known enough to front a major franchise.

Plus, Tatum is about the right age to build a franchise around. Yeah, I could definitely see it happening. Makes more sense than Will Smith as Captain America, anyway…

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  • Tom

    Neil Fifer still seems the best fit. A name actor doesn’t fit Captain America…remember, he’s been out of the public eye in suspended animation in this ‘Origin’ movie of his for almost 70 years. So a ‘lesser known’ is the better fit. As for Downey out-shining whomever is cast to play the Captain… the Director can control that. And as Steve Rogers is a product of the 1940’s and Stark is a dynamic, billionaire of the 21st century, it would make sense this his character be more charismatic and Steve Rogers be the stronger, silent type. As with Erik’s comments above, I believe Neil Fifer does fit the role physically, and leave the rest up to the Director to do the rest.

  • Tom

    Neil Fifer still seems the best fit. A name actor doesn’t fit Captain America…remember, he’s been out of the public eye in suspended animation in this ‘Origin’ movie of his for almost 70 years. So a ‘lesser known’ is the better fit. As for Downey out-shining whomever is cast to play the Captain… the Director can control that. And as Steve Rogers is a product of the 1940’s and Stark is a dynamic, billionaire of the 21st century, it would make sense this his character be more charismatic and Steve Rogers be the stronger, silent type. As with Erik’s comments above, I believe Neil Fifer does fit the role physically, and leave the rest up to the Director to do the rest.

  • dano85

    aaron eckhart, c’mon people.

    • Craig14445

      Dude, he’s like 41 years old and would be 43 buy the time the Movie comes out. They got away with RDJ playing Stark because of the suit. but Rogers is A Young man just joining the Army and Echart was the only crappy part of “Dark Knight”. I like him as an actor, but he’s A poor choice to play Cap. To Old and just like with 2 face? he would not take it seriously and would blow it.

  • dano85

    aaron eckhart, c’mon people.

    • Craig14445

      Dude, he’s like 41 years old and would be 43 buy the time the Movie comes out. They got away with RDJ playing Stark because of the suit. but Rogers is A Young man just joining the Army and Echart was the only crappy part of “Dark Knight”. I like him as an actor, but he’s A poor choice to play Cap. To Old and just like with 2 face? he would not take it seriously and would blow it.

  • To: ulik

    Ques: ARE YOU HIGH?!?!?!?!

  • To: ulik

    Ques: ARE YOU HIGH?!?!?!?!

  • To: ulik

    Sorry… I should have been specific. What makes you think a well-know Actor is required to: ‘… be able to ‘sell’ Captain America.’ Ahh… HE’S CAPTAIN AMERICA FOR CHRIST’S SAKE!!! Captain America IS the star of his movie… NOT the well-known actor. Ugh! Lesser/Unknowns are better for these roles. THEN the don’t OUTSHINE the Comic Character they’re playing… the character shines.

  • To: ulik

    Sorry… I should have been specific. What makes you think a well-know Actor is required to: ‘… be able to ‘sell’ Captain America.’ Ahh… HE’S CAPTAIN AMERICA FOR CHRIST’S SAKE!!! Captain America IS the star of his movie… NOT the well-known actor. Ugh! Lesser/Unknowns are better for these roles. THEN the don’t OUTSHINE the Comic Character they’re playing… the character shines.

  • To: ulik

    But I DID agree with you totally that age isn’t the issue here. Even an older guy like Neil Fifer (same age as Downey) would look more like a man (as a result of the Super Soldier Serum) fighting next to the young men of WWII. He’s look like the Leader of men.

  • To: ulik

    But I DID agree with you totally that age isn’t the issue here. Even an older guy like Neil Fifer (same age as Downey) would look more like a man (as a result of the Super Soldier Serum) fighting next to the young men of WWII. He’s look like the Leader of men.