The First Avenger: Captain America director Joe Johnston recently said that he will be hiring his lead actor soon, and now according to Deadline Hollywood Marvel and co. have been busy screen testing several actors this week. Among those apparently in the running are:
Chace Crawford (CW’s Gossip Girl), John Krasinski (NBC’s The Office), Scott Porter (NBC’s Friday Night Lights), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Michael Cassidy (CW’s Privileged), Patrick Flueger (Brothers). They also wanted Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy), but he so far hasn’t made a test deal. The studio yesterday tested several candidates from this list.
I’m not particularly familiar with any of them, so I can’t really say who i’d prefer. I know Scott Porter was cast as Superman in Justice League: Mortal before it was scrapped, which means he must have something ‘heroic’ about him. Chace Crawford will probably have the female vote because of his looks, and therefore shouldn’t get the role. Mike Vogel audition for Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand (which eventually went to Ben Foster), so he’s been trying to land a superhero role for a while.
Which actor would you prefer to wield the shield? Or do you want someone else entirely?