Casting for Captain America

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  1. AceHBK

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    Ign.com reports that there are rumors that the studio has a short list of 2 A list actors that they want for the role of Steve Rogers aka Captain Amerca... Leonardo DiCaprio & Brad Pitt.

    I would be more than fine with Brad Pitt. After seeing him in the movie Troy I can easily see him take a physical role such as Captain America.
    Lets hope Leonardo's name was just a rumor and that's all......I refuse to EVEN take that choice seriously.

    http://movies.ign.com/articles/881/881582p1.html
     
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    DiCrapio as Cap'n America? Them's fightin' words. They dare not.

    The Pittman would be a better choice...

    Don't think Brad's right for Thor, though. Need someone with a HUGE physique for that role, IMO
     
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    Whoever is doing the screenplay is gonna have to be VERY careful how they portray Cap. He will be a VERY tough character to "sell" right now.

    But done right, maybe it'd get us all thinking about just what America is supposed to be instead of what it is right now.
     
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    Ugh, DiCraprio as an action hero? :lol:
    They need someone younger anyway if they're going to do the origin story, as they have with all the other Marvel movies...
     
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    At least the origin part of the movie MUST be kept in WWII, it HAS to, or the rest of it's no goddamned good at all.
     
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    They might retrofit it. Iron Man was originally set against the Vietnam War.
     
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    It'd be hard to retrofit Cap. The patriotism, selflessness, and several other parts of his character aren't exactly popular or encouraged today. The best hope would be something right after 9/11, maybe... but even then, it'd be hard to fit.

    Start Cap in WWII. Put him in an iceberg or wormhole or some other explanation for still being around. It ain't like they haven't done it before...
     
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    Neither of those actors work for me.
     
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    They really need an unknown for that.
     
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    I have no clue who would be best but I just can't see Leonardo DiCaprio as

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    Any more that I could see Eric Bana as
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    Impossible. WWII is unique to creating the situation that made Cap who/what he was. That kind of patriotism/belief in serving a cause greater than the self is just this side of extinct now.
     
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    Leo as Cap??? Hell no...There have been 3 previous Caps out there..One during the Golden days of serials, which wasn't bad for its time..A forgettable TV series and one full lenght movie that I discovered a few years ago that was equally forgettable..Common Marvel take a chance on an unknown actor..
     
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    It worked well when they cast Thomas Jane as the Punisher, though he is no longer in the role for the next one( a "reboot" rather than a "sequel")
     
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    I don't know. It would be sacrilidge (I misspelled that) to change Cap's background, but it would be pretty easy to change it to a 9/11 kind of thing.
    Remember, Spiderman's "radioactive spider bite" was changed to a DNA altered spider for the movie.
     
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    I agree, Jane was much better than (ugh) Dolph Lundgren... :rolleyes:
     
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    I just wish DC would get off of their butts and try to catch up with Marvel, who is trying to actually make superhero movies.
    The Green Lantern movie was moving along until the fans revolted loud enough over Jack Black being GL (thank goodness). I have heard talk for years of the Captain Mavel (Shazam) movie with the Rock as Black Adam. The Justice League movie was shelved last month after many British actors were cast in most of the parts. I don't remember the rumoured reasons for that.
    Come on DC--make a DC man happy!
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    I thought Dolf Lundgrin was the punisher?
     
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    That was the first movie. They re-did it. I didn't know another was planned.
     
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    I'd prefer to see an unknown....

    Though I think that they really need to keep his origins true to the comic (WW2 and all) I don't think that they will....and that is a crime.

    Look at how they've ruined GI Joe.
     
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    GI Joe has gone through multiple changes in origin/backstory throughout his history, though the current version (since the 80s or so; the whole GI Joe as amorphous military unit versus Cobra stuff) doesn't thrill me, nor did the 3 inch figures...

    But Captain America? If they rework his backstory, they'll have to be very, very careful, and I don't see how it'll work. You can move Tony Stark to Afghanistan instead of Vietnam and not make really big changes; you can change the mechanism for Peter Parker becoming Spiderman, or any of the others... Those are all really just reasonable updates. I can't see a rewrite of Captain America to the current day that'll work...123
     

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