Several Contenders Vie for Captain America Role
02.26.10 by Ryan
Earlier this month, The First Avenger: Captain America director Joe Johnston said he had to cast the role of Captain America before "March 1," and that the director was "[screen] testing five or six" guys between the ages of 23 and 32. Several reports have surfaced with the names of the potential candidates and according to THR, Marvel is looking at the following six actors for the part this week: John Krasinki (NBC's The Office), Scott Porter (Dear John), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Patrick Flueger (Brothers), Michael Cassidy (CW's Privileged), and Wilson Bethel (CBS' The Young and the Restless).
Marvel is also in talks with Chace Crawford (CW's Gossip Girl) to screen test as well and wanted to test Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) but hasn't yet due to scheduling conflicts. Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3-D) is also having scheduling issues.
Johnston admitted he's looking to cast the role with "a complete unknown," which may or may not be a strike against a few of the candidates, namely Krasinski. However, the report cautions that it is likely that none of the potential candidates get cast in the role. Chris Hemsworth was cast as the lead role of Thor after several rounds of testing, but never tested for the part himself.