By:Rob M .Worley
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Source: Hollywood Reporter

It's a question that's been on the minds of fans for well over a year now: Who will play Steve Rogers in Marvel's upcoming feature film 'First Avenger: Captain America'.

The internet has been bubbling up casting rumors for a few weeks now but The Heat Vision blog offers up the first solid list of actual contenders for the part. And are you ready for the top gun?

According to Heat Vision, John Krasinski of 'The Office' fame is one of the leading contenders for the part. Krasinski is currently seen as a comedy/romance player, largely due to his run on the hit NBC comedy and recent films, but he's definitely got the height and athleticism for the part. C2F isn't completely sold on the idea, but with some training he could bulk up into the living embodiment of liberty!

Reportedly director Joe Johnston has been testing numerous actors and Krasinski is one of seven top contenders.

Garret Hedlund ('Tron Legacy') was also said to be a front-runner but apparently the studio recently eliminated him from consideration.

Others who have recently tested include Michael Cassidy ('Smallville'), Patrick Fluger ('The 4400'), Scott Porter ('Friday Night Lights') and Mike Vogel ("Cloverfield"). Marvel also likes Chace Crawford ('The Covenant')  who has yet to test.

As a final disclaimer, Heat Vision adds that these seven may all wash out for various reasons and the search could continue. But for now, these are The Captain's top recruits.

What do you think, Maniacs? Any of these names clicking with you? Who should be Marvel's CAPTAIN AMERICA? Post your comments below...


Series: Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The First Avenger