The only Avenger who we can’t put a face too at the moment is that of Captain America. The film is expected to begin filming in June, and director Joe Johnston recently told Sci-Fi Wire that they will be casting the role soon.
“We need to cast it soon,” Johnston said. “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.”
He also mentioned that filming may take place in the UK, and he spoke about why he’s fond of the character:
“I think the interesting thing about this guy is that he’s a superhero without any superpowers, basically,” the director told us exclusively while promoting his current film, The Wolfman. “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.”
Johnston added, “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.”
If any of you are fully trained ninjas or spies please find that ‘very short list’ of potential Captain America actors and bring it to me. I’ll pay you handsomely and treat you to a performance of ‘My Milkshake’ by Kelis in Na’vi.