The rumor mill is churning out word that Marvel Studios has begun eying a few pretty-boy stars to play the star-spangled Avenger in the forthcoming Captain America movie. Early reports are that mega-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are early favorites for the role–though again, not one iota of this has been confirmed by Marvel. We’re still at the “trusted source of a trusted source” stage, people.
However, while we’re churning this particular mill: the same trusted sources of trusted sources from inside the house that Stan Lee built are saying that Marvel is eager to get into the Brad Pitt business – be it playing Captain America, or Norse-god Thor (another franchise Marvel is said to be breathing cinematic life into).
I can see Brad tackling either role, really, (they’re going to need someone with chops to pull Thor off.) However, Leo as Cap? I mean… do we start the short jokes now, or is it still too soon?
Bottom line: it’s going to be impossible to pin either Brad or Leo to any comic book character unless both Captain America and Thor get two very distinguished directors attached to them. Cap, I can see happening (calling Mr. Spielberg), but Thor? Well, I’ll leave that debate up to you.
Source: Latino Review