John Krasinski: Captain America Role (Celebrity News)

February 25, 2010

Fresh off the release of their latest movie “Wolfman,” Marvel is now looking to fill out the cast for its next superhero movie. And news indicates we might have a John Krazinski Captain America in our future. John, best known for his role as the lovable Jim Halpert in the American comedy, The Office, is among seven top candidates for the role. Check out the full story, plus pictures and video below!

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According to the comic’s storyline, the superhero’s alter ego is Steve Rogers, who starts out as a sickly young man and with the help of scientific enhancements, goes on to become America’s symbol of freedom and justice during World War II. At least a WWII setting should give the film something to separate it from the now crowded genre of superhero movies.

Without mentioning the plethora that have come out already, we currently have in the works “Thor” with Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek), “The Green Hornet” with Seth Rogen, “Theseus” with Henry Cavill , the never-ending Spiderman series, and unbelievably “Speedy Gonzalez” voiced by George Lopez. So it might be tough, even for a Krazinski Captain America, to break into the market.

John, who has been slowly breaking his way into the Hollywood scene since 2000, has acted in such blockbusters as “Shrek the Third,” “Leather Heads,” “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” “Monsters vs. Aliens,” “It’s Complicated,” and will be in the upcoming and final “Shrek Forever After.”

In addition to his popularity, the fact that he’s American is also a huge plus for Marvel. For obvious reasons, Marvel wants an American boy for the role but has also said that they will go foreign if no suitable candidates can be found. Hopefully, if it goes that way, they’ll at least find someone who can do a decent American accent! (Not Jason Statham, I love him, but no.)

Also in the running are Michael Cassidy, Patrick Flueger, Scott Porter, Wilson Bethel, Mike Vogel, and Chace Crawford. Would you like to see a John Krasinski Captain America? Voice your opinion in the comments section!

For more information on this story, check out the pictures and video of Time interviewing John below!

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Photos: FayesVision, Nikki Nelson, Joseph Marzullo, HRC

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