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Will to power 'Captain America'? Nope!

    September 09, 2008
Source: splashpage.mtv.com

MTV Splash Page blog drops an intriguing rumor this week regarding the 'First Avenger: Captain America' movie. The rumor comes from actor Derek Luke who stars in Spike Lee's upcoming WWII pic 'Miracle at Santa Anna'.

"I heard they offered Will Smith 'Captain America,'" Luke told MTV, adding that the intriguing casting rumor "just shows you how times have changed."

MTV's write-up doesn't question of investigate the rumor beyond that statement, so it's hard to say where Luke heard it, or whether there's any truth to it at all.

For his own part, Luke seems enthusiastic about the superhero game and is interested in certain roles.

"I would love to jump into Green Lantern," said Luke. "There are a lot of stories I'm into… [like] Black Panther."

UPDATED: Ain't it Cool checked Luke's story with "multiple sources from Marvel" who say that whatever the actor may have heard is completely wrong. According to AIC's report "Marvel never offered the part, nor did they approach or entertain a conversation about Will Smith for 'Captain America'.

What do you think about the potential of casting of one box phenomenon and two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith as ''Captain America'? Post your comments below!


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