John Krasinski as Captain America? Actor in Talks for Lead Role
John Krasinksi is in talks to play Captain America in the movie adaptation of the Marvel Comics character. The title of the movie is First Avenger: Captain America.
Krasinski is best known for his role as Jim in The Office and is one of the main contenders for the role.
Director Joe Johnston (The Wolfman) recently revealed that he has until March 1st to choose the lead actor for the "First Avenger: Captain America" movie. He currently has a wishlist consisting of six names, and thanks to the always reliable Deadline (confirmed by THR), we now have that wishlist here for you.
The rest of the list includes:
- Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl)
- Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights)
- Mike Vogel (Coverfield)
- Michael Cassidy (Privileged)
- Patrick Flueger (Brothers)
Johnston has previously said they were looking for an unknown actor to play the title role, and would surround him with bigger name stars. There's also been a rumor that whomever gets to play Captain America will only make $300,000 dollars for the first film, with an option to sign on for other films.