Chris Pine as Captain America? Sure, Why Not.

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It could be true, or it could be complete bullshit. Or it could be somewhere in-between. But according to an anonymous tipster to the site CinemaSpy, Paramount and Marvel are “pretty close to closing a deal” with the frontrunner for the lead in “The First Avenger: Captain America”, and it’s none other than “Star Trek’s” Chris Pine. Yeah, that’s the rumor floating around today. To give credit where credit is due, even the boys at CinemaSpy doesn’t completely trust the tipster (they haven’t a clue why anyone would, out of the blue, send them something this big), so that probably gives you some inkling as to the validity of the tip.

So let’s break the rumor down: Is Chris Pine in the running for Captain America? Aka the Short List? I would assume so, being that Pine is one of the hotter young stars working today, and he could probably do any movie he wants post-“Star Trek”. But aside from a couple of high-profile projects (“Unstoppable” with Denzel Washington and the new “Jack Ryan” reboot), Pine has been pretty choosy. (He’s been the anti-Taylor Lautner, if you will.) And fronting a major movie and potential franchise like the Captain America films, not to mention appearing in all the other Marvel team movies, would be a major coup for a young actor.

So yeah, I have no problems at all believing that Pine is on the studio’s wish list to front the Captain America franchise, so this rumor could very well prove true. Then again, probably not, since this is the first time I’ve heard of Pine’s name being connected to the Captain at any level. And would Pine really want to take on another franchise as time-consuming and physically draining as Captain America with Jack Ryan in the wings?

In any case, we should know the answer pretty soon, because according to director Joe Johnston himself, they’re pretty close to finding their Steve Rogers. It could very well be Chris Pine … or not.

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

    He’d actually be a decent choice for the role as he’s young enough, but still has a commanding pressence. Definitely has the jawline, and the looks.

  • Dedpool

    He’d actually be a decent choice for the role as he’s young enough, but still has a commanding pressence. Definitely has the jawline, and the looks.

  • j.james

    Honestly i have no problem with this if it turns out to be true. Can’t believe i never thought of him for the role…He certainly has the look and appeal. The lead in the recently rebooted Star Trek franchis and now Captain-A…He could become the new King to all fanboys very soon,lol.

  • j.james

    Honestly i have no problem with this if it turns out to be true. Can’t believe i never thought of him for the role…He certainly has the look and appeal. The lead in the recently rebooted Star Trek franchis and now Captain-A…He could become the new King to all fanboys very soon,lol.

  • ulik

    Yeah, I’m sure he’ll do a great job but I’d like to see a fresh NEW face plus he’s already attached to a BIG franchise(Star Trek) I don’t want Captain Kirk as Captain America even though Robert Downey Jr. is playing as Sherlock Holmes, the role of Captain America is bigger than Iron Man.

  • ulik

    Yeah, I’m sure he’ll do a great job but I’d like to see a fresh NEW face plus he’s already attached to a BIG franchise(Star Trek) I don’t want Captain Kirk as Captain America even though Robert Downey Jr. is playing as Sherlock Holmes, the role of Captain America is bigger than Iron Man.

  • VAN.C

    You do realize that this Neil Fifer guy is like 40 something years old right?
    Please explain to me how he would play young Steve Rogers in the origin film for Captain America?

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

      Yeah I saw that too. If we’re going that route we should just have Mark Valley from the Human Target play him…ANYWAY I still think Pine is a decent choice. @Van C. yes he has a commanding pressence or he wouldn’t have been picked as Kirk. He’d be decent as a young Cap. As for Ulik A fresh new face would be good too.

  • VAN.C

    You do realize that this Neil Fifer guy is like 40 something years old right?
    Please explain to me how he would play young Steve Rogers in the origin film for Captain America?

    • Dedpool

      Yeah I saw that too. If we’re going that route we should just have Mark Valley from the Human Target play him…ANYWAY I still think Pine is a decent choice. @Van C. yes he has a commanding pressence or he wouldn’t have been picked as Kirk. He’d be decent as a young Cap. As for Ulik A fresh new face would be good too.