Leonardo DiCaprio as Captain America? Hell, Why Not.

To be honest with you, these “[Insert A-List Actor Name Here] to play [Insert Iconic Comic Book Character Here]” rumors get floated around the Internet more often than Paris Hilton drops to her knees during Fleet Week. Got a rumor you want to float? Just go ahead and do it, and credit it to an unnamed source in a movie studio somewhere. Shit, that’s what everyone else does, and I should probably start doing it, too. It’ll make me look important and crap without me having to actually do anything to be important like, you know, actually succeed in stuff. But I digress. The latest A-Lister rumored for an Iconic superhero role? Leonardo DiCaprio as Captain America.

Latino Review are the floaters this week. Here’s their reasoning (or lack thereof):

Well, speaking of CAPTAIN AMERICA, I have myself a trusted source internally over at Marvel and they are now starting to toss names for the role of Steve Rogers.

The name at the top of the list?

LEONARDO DICAPRIO

See what I mean? Make a post, throw out some unnamed source at a studio, and voila, you got yourself an exclusive inside scoop.

Now I’m not saying the boys over at LR are wrong; more often than not they seem to have their pulse on that part of Hollywood that still has a pulse (you know, down there), but this is still the Interwebs, and you know, there’s a reason people who get paid to think of letters to put in newspapers mock us. With justification, too. We just don’t shower all that often.

Anyhow. Leonardo Dicaprio is rumored to be on the top of Marvel’s list for Captain America. Second is Brad Pitt, who was also rumored to be on Marvel’s top list for Thor. Basically, Marvel’s got a hard-on for Brad Pitt, and who can blame them? The dude is, like, Godly and shit.

Leonardo DiCaprio is Captain America?



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  • kaotiktruckboy

    randy couture would be the best specimen to play steve rogers that looks like a captain america to me

  • Luke Dicke

    I think they need to get an unkown actor. It’s worked before. If it were up to me though I’d pick out Jensen Ackles. He’s young, he has played a tough guy on TV, and he has a great American acsent. I think he would be perfect. Also my choice for the villain would be Red Skull. My choice for the actor to play Red Skull is Viggo Mortenson. He has also played tough guys in LOTR, History of Voilence, and Est Promises; he would be a great villain.

  • Luke Dicke

    I think they need to get an unkown actor. It’s worked before. If it were up to me though I’d pick out Jensen Ackles. He’s young, he has played a tough guy on TV, and he has a great American acsent. I think he would be perfect. Also my choice for the villain would be Red Skull. My choice for the actor to play Red Skull is Viggo Mortenson. He has also played tough guys in LOTR, History of Voilence, and Est Promises; he would be a great villain.

  • Luke Dicke

    I think they need to get an unkown actor. It’s worked before. If it were up to me though I’d pick out Jensen Ackles. He’s young, he has played a tough guy on TV, and he has a great American acsent. I think he would be perfect. Also my choice for the villain would be Red Skull. My choice for the actor to play Red Skull is Viggo Mortenson. He has also played tough guys in LOTR, History of Voilence, and Est Promises; he would be a great villain.

  • Bryson

    Leo as Captain America? NAW i don’t think so. yeah he a cool guy and he was pretty bad in The Departed. jus awesome but you never really get to see him get down in a real fight. maybe some gun shootings and what he does in The Departed but does he look like he can really do what Captain America does? we got a pick at what he can do in The Incredible Hulk when Tim Roth first takes that super soldier stuff and fights the Hulk. that was bad. well my point is Leo is cool but i wouldn’t want him to play MY FAVORITE MARVEL SUPERHERO. I think that James Marsden should be Captain America. he was cool being Cyclops so why not let him be two marvel characters. James Marsden everybody, think about it.

  • Bryson

    Leo as Captain America? NAW i don’t think so. yeah he a cool guy and he was pretty bad in The Departed. jus awesome but you never really get to see him get down in a real fight. maybe some gun shootings and what he does in The Departed but does he look like he can really do what Captain America does? we got a pick at what he can do in The Incredible Hulk when Tim Roth first takes that super soldier stuff and fights the Hulk. that was bad. well my point is Leo is cool but i wouldn’t want him to play MY FAVORITE MARVEL SUPERHERO. I think that James Marsden should be Captain America. he was cool being Cyclops so why not let him be two marvel characters. James Marsden everybody, think about it.

  • Bryson

    Leo as Captain America? NAW i don’t think so. yeah he a cool guy and he was pretty bad in The Departed. jus awesome but you never really get to see him get down in a real fight. maybe some gun shootings and what he does in The Departed but does he look like he can really do what Captain America does? we got a pick at what he can do in The Incredible Hulk when Tim Roth first takes that super soldier stuff and fights the Hulk. that was bad. well my point is Leo is cool but i wouldn’t want him to play MY FAVORITE MARVEL SUPERHERO. I think that James Marsden should be Captain America. he was cool being Cyclops so why not let him be two marvel characters. James Marsden everybody, think about it.

  • eddie maroti

    what about Mat Damon? He kicks ass in movie’s or Russel Crow, even though he’s a Ozzy, He kicks ass in Movie’s. Leo is just to little and no would believe him as a bad ass American. I thought Mathew McConaughey would be a good Capt. America he was good in Reign of Fire even though the movie wasn’t.

  • eddie maroti

    what about Mat Damon? He kicks ass in movie’s or Russel Crow, even though he’s a Ozzy, He kicks ass in Movie’s. Leo is just to little and no would believe him as a bad ass American. I thought Mathew McConaughey would be a good Capt. America he was good in Reign of Fire even though the movie wasn’t.

  • http://Ironman eddie maroti

    what about Mat Damon? He kicks ass in movie’s or Russel Crow, even though he’s a Ozzy, He kicks ass in Movie’s. Leo is just to little and no would believe him as a bad ass American. I thought Mathew McConaughey would be a good Capt. America he was good in Reign of Fire even though the movie wasn’t.