I am very excited to see who Marvel and director Joe Johnston will end up casting as Steve Rogers in The First Avenger: Captain America. There are so many potential actors it could end up being, but I hope they make the right choice. We'll know soon enough. Johnston recently gave a interview and said,
We need to cast it soon. We have a very short list, but we're still juggling actors here. I'd say within the next couple of weeks we'll have ourselves a Captain America, I hope.
Within the next couple of weeks we will know who our Captain America is! I know someone that knows who is on this short list of actors, but knowing that I run this website he won't tell me who they are dammit! So all we have to go off of now are the rumors that have been floating around for awhile like Will Smith, Aaron Eckhart and John Barrowman. I seriously doubt it will be any of those guys, but ya never know. Johnston then offers up some thoughts on the Captain:
It's the kind of thing where, while I'm not necessarily a comic book fan, I think the interesting thing about this guy is that he's a superhero without any super-powers, basically. He is the epitome of human perfection. He can't fly and throw tanks around and see through walls and things like that, but he's strong and runs fast. And the interesting thing about this guy is that he starts out as a 98-pound weakling and he becomes this Adonis. How does that affect his arc in the story? How does that affect where he goes and what happens to him and everything? I think that's the part of the story that was fascinating for me. And, of course, being a Marvel movie, there's fantastic action scenes in it and all kinds of great stuff. But there's an interesting story there as well.
Johnston then reveals that the movie will start shooting in the U.K. at the end of June. Marvel plans on releasing the film on July 22nd 2011. I like everything I've heard regarding the planning, setting, and story for the film, now it all comes down to casting.
Who would you like to see play Captain America in the movie?