It may actually be easier to just list the names of the actors Marvel haven’t approached to play Captain America. Earlier today we heard that Ryan Phillippe was being considered for the role, and now according to Deadline Marvel have sent out a call to Channing Tatum to see if he’s interested.
Tatum’s Dear John has made nearly $80 million on a $25 million budget, and it claims the title of knocking Avatar from the number #1 spot after 8 weeks. He was also in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra last summer which made enough for Paramount to green light a sequel. His recent box office run may be of interest to the guys at Marvel. He is one of the only contenders who’s had some mild success leading a film.
Deadline say that he hasn’t tested for the role yet, however he is in the mix along with Ryan Phillippe, Chris Evans, Mike Vogel and Garrett Hedlun, and Generation Kill’s Wilson Bethel.
If Tatum decided to try out for Captain America it wouldn’t be the first time he’s audition for one of Marvel’s superheroes. Tatum tried out for the role of Thor and met with director Kenneth Branagh, but apparently they were “looking for someone more Nordic-looking”. Chris Hemsworth eventually landed the role and is currently filming Thor as we speak.