Will Smith Offered Captain America Role?
Posted 09.08.08 by reelz
In a testament to the state of modern journalism, MTV's Splash Page is reporting what may very well be the biggest movie news in months -- or merely an unsubstantiated rumor. Addressing the state of the film industry during an interview to promote his new movie Miracle at St. Anna, star Derek Luke remarked offhandedly, "I heard they offered Will Smith Captain America.” Cue the discussion board floodgates.
If true, the bombshell does present a bold and potentially brilliant casting coup, and seeing the country's biggest action star play its definitive patriotic superhero would certainly be an enticing proposition. But is the I Am Legend star really down for the Captain America gig? After seeing colleagues Robert Downey Jr. and Christian Bale draw raves for playing comic book characters, he may very well want in on the fanboy action. Then again, he could still be smarting from all the negative reviews his recent dysfunctional superhero flick, Hancock, received from critics.
We'll be sure to update you as this one unfolds.
UPDATE: According to AICN, the rumor is bogus. Thanks a lot, Derek!