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John Krasinski as Captain America? Say it Ain't So!

John Krasinski as Captain America? Say it Ain't So!

The Office star John Krasinski is said to be one of the contenders to play Steve Rogers, the alter ego of the title character in the superhero flick Captain America.

Marvel will be conducting a series of screen tests this week. Other celebs in competition include Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Michael Cassidy, Patrick Fluger, Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) and Mike Vogel (Cloverfield). THR also reports Garrett Hedlund was also supposed to test but no deal has been made yet.

Deadline reports that if someone like Chace or John is cast, they could fetch around $300,000 for the first film.

DO YOU THINK John Krasinski would be a good Captain America?

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# 1
RadioGaga @ 02/24/2010 at 2:38 pm

Why “Say it Ain’t So”? I love John Krasinski!

# 2

Actually, you are wrong about the pay part. Deadline says that if an unknown is cast, they would get paid $300,000. If John or Chace would get the job, they would paid more because they were well known.

# 3

That should be are well known.

# 4

I read about this Krasinski rumor Monday night on Twitter (http://twitter.com/ItsJustMovies/status/9506784532) and at first I was stunned, but the idea has sort of grown on me.

# 5

There was also a rumor that Chad Michael Murray auditioned for the part. Thank god he didn’t because I don’t think this is a great role..

# 6

LoL @ Chace Crawford trying out for the role. I would think they would get more than the 300, 000. that doesn’t seem like much for a movie that will obviously be a boxoffice hit.

# 7

he is a pretentious douche already
imagine what happens if he gets such a massive franchise
also he looks like shrek

# 8

OMG if that goober John Krasinski gets cast as friggen badass Captain America I will die from laughter at how ridiculous that would be. He is not Captain America material at all. Nerdy Jim Halpert yes, but Captain America NO!

And if somebody like Chace Crawford gets cast, that would more or less mean the apocalyse is near! Comic book fans would mutiny at his casting. Just please no! LOL

# 9

All you have to do is look at that picture of Captain America next to John Krasinski’s and it’s painfully obvious that he is all wrong for this part.

I love me some Jim, I mean JK, so yeah I’d be down to see that!

bad choice. @ 02/24/2010 at 3:22 pm

What ishe going to do the whole movie? Smile like a douche to the camera? Meh.

John Krasinski is awesome, but not right for the role. Plus with Joe Johnson at the helm, the movie is going to bomb anyway. JKraz needs to avoid this at all costs.

Bella Coola @ 02/24/2010 at 3:36 pm

Chace Crawford doesn’t have the masculinity to pull this off. He’s too effeminate.

hillarious @ 02/24/2010 at 3:46 pm

CHACE CRAWFORD AS CAPTAIN AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Thanks for the laugh. He’s way too girly to play that role.

Krasinski would be excellent. We need a more rugged, masculine man.

Definitely not! They need someone with a stronger jawline, and better acting experience.

My vote is for Nathan Fillion.

Nathan Fillion is way too old

Stop wasting PEOPLE'S time @ 02/24/2010 at 3:53 pm

Channing Tatum should be Captain America end off. I wish the makers would stop wasting PEOPLE’S time and just cast him. He looks the part and his voice is sexy enough to take charge of any situation and a strong actor. Dear John especially proved to me that I would buy him for sure as Captain America.

Chace Crawford and the rest are not man enough for this role.

Again, stop wasting PEOPLE’S time and cast Channing Tatum as Captain America ENOUGH already.

Why is it taking so long?????

Please let this happen

I n F a m o u s l y C o o l @ 02/24/2010 at 3:56 pm

kared, you know you dead wrong for posting this bullshiiit lie. ahahahaha.. everyone’s a contender for captain america. ahahahahahaha.. and john’s not one.
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let’s be real.. captain america’s an all american looking blue eyed, blonde haired pretty boy. and that’s not john krasinkisdagksi
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this thread is funny.

Actually, you are wrong about the pay part.

Much work is important news

Mr. Gnytnol @ 02/24/2010 at 4:23 pm

Tom Cruise should be Captain America.
Tom Cruise, like Captain America is a wonderful awe-inspiring example of all the qualities that make the USA the greatest nation on Earth.
It would be thrilling to see Tom Cruise as such a great symbol of freedom, truth and justice, not to mention an advocate of the wonderful and thrilling American family.
Like Captain America, Tom Cruise is a wonderful, thrilling leader of men.

The guy is an artist – why is he wasting his time with this?

say what? @ 02/24/2010 at 4:27 pm

Chace Crawford cannot act. Have you ever seen him on “Gossip Girl”? He’s boring as hell.

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