Director Joe Johnston (The Wolfman) recently revealed that he has until March 1st to choose the lead actor for the “First Avenger: Captain America” movie. He currently has a wishlist consisting of seven names, and thanks to THR, we now have that wishlist for you bastards to debate over. I wouldn’t take this short lists, as hollywood likes to call them, seriously. Yes, these actors have all tested and are obviously in studio and director sights but we could easily wind up someone else. The reason we wanted to post this list of potential Captain Americas is it gives us an idea of what the studio is looking at. If you look at some of the actors they have in mind you might start to question what their trying to achieve.
So who are they looking at? Check out the full list after the jump.
John Krasinski (I’ts Complicated, Away We Go), Scott Porter (Speed Racer, Friday Night Lights, Caprica), Mike Vogel (She’s Out of My League, Cloverfield) Michael Cassidy (Smallville) and Patrick Flueger (Brothers, The 4400) are the core crowd right now. Also possible are Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) and Garret Hedlund (Tron Legacy), but the former hasn’t made a deal to screen test. As you can see these gents are relatvily unknown and thats the way Marvel wants it. Their trying to save money. The chose actor is said to get only $300,000 for the”Captain America” film and will be asked to sign for another nine options for future films, sequels and spinoffs. Minus Mike Vogel this is a fugly bunch don’t you think? Seriously, John Krasinskis face looks like a deflated foot ball. What the hell is Joe Johnston and the studio thinking?