Captain America Casting Updates

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 16th, 2013 at 12:12 am,

captain america cast Captain America Casting Updates

[Update: Another candidate drops off the list]

This major announcement over which lucky man will get to portray Captain America is expected to break any day now and as we watch in anticipation, we continue to hear little bits of information on who’s still in and now who’s out.

Yesterday in our Marvel movie news round-up, we talked about a recent tweet from Captain America candidate Chase Crawford where he revealed he’d find out if he gets the role “in a few weeks.” This is apparently a fake Twitter account but Crawford of course is one of several actors named on a reported wishlist of candidates for the role which also included John Krasinski (The Office), Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Patrick Flueger (Brothers), Michael Cassidy (Privileged) and Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy).

Hedlund hadn’t tested for the role as of the report of the candidates and it’s been reported that one fan-favorite actor, Jensen Ackles, was also a contender but has scheduling conflicts with the sixth season of Supernatural.

That’s not all the names speculated and considered though as we also heard talk about Chad Michael Murray, Ryan McPartlin and even Star Trek’s Chris Pine. And these are just the recent names to surface online.

As we know, the choice doesn’t have to fall down on one of the names on the list as we saw with the selection of Chris Hemsworth for the role of Thor.  He was passed over in his first audition but later got the role. In the case of Captain America, we’ve been hearing from two separate sources that Robert Buckley has screentested for Captain America and may be (or was) in talks for the role of his sidekick, Bucky. We tried to get the official on this but was informed that it wasn’t true. We’ll have to wait on that one.

Another name we were told of is that of Toronto-born Neal Bledsoe who has gone in for two separate readings for Captain America. While we’re trying to look more into this one, we do know already that director Joe Johnston confirmed that only an American actor will play the title role. He also said we’d know by March 1st who’s playing Cap so things could change I suppose.

Bledsoe stands approximate 6’3″ and although he sports very dark hair compared to the other Captain America contenders in question, I feel a sense of loyalty in that Bledsoe is Canadian and I’m the only Canadian writer on Screen Rant.

While we can add one or two possible candidates into the mix, we can now remove one as well. Michael Cassidy has tweeted that he’s out of the running by saying “No Captain America For me” a few hours ago.

[Update: Another name drops off the contender list! Scott Porter posted the following on his Facebook page (via io9): "Ain't Cap. Thank you all for the prayers though, I appreciate them all so very much."]

So, it looks like there’s quite a few names to sort through for Marvel Studios and Joe Johnston to decide who fights the Red Skull.

Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010, Thor opens May 5, 2011 , The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.

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  1. I would like to see Pine play another great captain

  2. I would like to see Pine play another great captain

  3. Someone posted here that Krasinski got the part
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458339/board/nest/

  4. I vote for McPartlin to play Cyclops in any serious-adult version of the X-men. He has the height, the look, and if he has the voice for captain america, then he's got the voice for Cyke.

  5. Jensen Ackles has my vote.

  6. Does anyone else get a terrible red flag in their gut about having Cappy be so YOUNG?

  7. Chronologically Cap is older than Stark he was frozen/suspended animation some where around the age of 25 give or take a few years. Stark arguably started being Iron Man around 30 – 35 give or take a few here as well. Given the benefits of the super soldier serum wouldn't you think that he would look younger for longer than a normal person. He may not be at Wolverine level Vitality(over 200 y/o but looks 30ish) but I would stand behind him aging physically only about a years worth in appearance for every 5 years that pass, maybe 5 to 10 depending on how potent the SSSerum could be.

    So Cap should look younger than most everyone on the team. People listen to him because he's battle-hardened, confident and competent. He wears these qualities in his facial expressions his battle stances and his voice as well as his old-timer attitute that commands respect. Who wouldn't listen to him. Would you fight a WW2 Veteran that looked younger and fresher than you and could fight Better Harder Stronger and Faster than 5 of the top MMA fighters ever at once??!!! I dont think so. Ha

    So to End All… in respects to the movie the actor should look young and bring all those qualities to the screen. And yes he should look younger than Mr. Downey. So please no more old guys as suggestions for Cap. Unrealistic.

  8. I am so with you on this draft pick. Go Team McPartlin!!! USA all the Way!!!

  9. check this guy
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2227414/

  10. He is a possible fit. I thought the guy who plays a Eric on True Blood, Alex Skarsgard could play Thor. He needs to pack on some muscle, but he is 6'5″, and from Sweden. I thought he had the right look, but they went with Jim Kirk's dad….

  11. Ryan McPartlin! Captain Awesome for Captain America!

  12. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1292175/ was still the way to go there. I've read his 'specs' on the CA Message Board on IMDB!

  13. Neal Bledsoe looks good. But I don't understand the whole 'the actor needs to be American' thing. If he can do the accent he can have the part. Alexander Skarsgård is picture perfect for Captain America in my mind. He's 6'4, can look young, and he can speak English without a Swedish accent.

    Why hinder the brillance of what “Captain America” could be by placing ridiculous limitations on the “should be's” of the actor?

  14. if you think about it john krasinski would be a great idea for him because he is just funny and captain america is a guy that had so comebacks and john could do it so

  15. my choice from day one has been Mike Vogel, and i think he's going to be the one who gets it. lots of people say the new choice of chris evans but hes already been human torch, and he isnt blonde. Vogel is blonde and could def bulk up. he showed he has a gung ho leader attitude in cloverfield…till he was killed. and i think he can hang with the likes of downey norton and hemsworth in look and attitude.

  16. if you think about it john krasinski would be a great idea for him because he is just funny and captain america is a guy that had so comebacks and john could do it so

  17. my choice from day one has been Mike Vogel, and i think he's going to be the one who gets it. lots of people say the new choice of chris evans but hes already been human torch, and he isnt blonde. Vogel is blonde and could def bulk up. he showed he has a gung ho leader attitude in cloverfield…till he was killed. and i think he can hang with the likes of downey norton and hemsworth in look and attitude.

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