Neal McDonough Confirms His Casting in Captain America
Posted 06.08.10 by Ryan
Marvel has yet to officially announce Neal McDonough's casting as Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan in The First Avenger: Captain America, but McDonough pretty much confirmed it when he showed up at the MTV Movie Awards sporting Dugan's signature mustache.
Talking to MTV, McDonough was overflowing with enthusiasm about the part.
I'm so excited — I'm playing Dum Dum Dugan. It's going to be a blast with Chris [Evans], Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones and everyone else. It's going to be fantastic. We're going to tear it up!
In the Marvel comics, Dugan joined Nick Fury (Jackson) and his team of "Howling Commandos," who join Captain America on the battlefield. McDonough could not confirm that the "Howling" name would remain in the movie.
I'm not sure at this point. It may change — I'm reading a few things that it might change. But at this point, it still is. All I know is that I'm going to kick some butt and it's going to be a blast.
McDonough says his character is "going to see a lot of action" and that Dugan would be wearing his signature bowler hat in the movie. McDonough said he was "blessed to be part of the [Marvel] family now" and hopes to return for more movies once Captain America is finished.
You sign up for future movies ahead of time, but you just keep praying. I'm so fortunate to be part of something like this. If there are more to come, great. If not, I've got a great job and I've got the greatest wife at home — that's what makes me happy.
Next Showing: The First Avenger: Captain America
opens July 22, 2011