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03.09.10 48 Comments

Look, I’m just gonna give you the info straight from the source, because this all sounds totally bogus to me, but then, so does half of the retarded stuff that comes out of Hollywood that turns out to be true, so… 

Insiders at the Marvel compound tell Fox 411 that he is close to landing the superhero gig of his life.  “John has read 4 times and is doing screen tests,” our source tells us.  “He has screen tested 2 times so far.  It’s very likely that he will be the new Captain America.  He is a favorite among the key decision makers and has been asked to come back for more this week.”
At this point, Krasinski is the main focus at Marvel.  “The big bosses are having him read with multiple actresses up for the female leads.  They want to lock down the role and then they will narrow down everyone else.”

Based on this information, ThePlaylist says that would make Krasinski a “virtual lock” for the role.  What no one really knows is how accurate Fox 411 is.  For their part, LatinoReview says their sources say Cap will be “not a comedic guy.”    That would seem to rule out Krasinski because he’s known for a comedy show, but he does kind of play the straight man.  Nothing against Krasinski, he just seems way too soft-featured for the part.  Anyway, I’m sick of all this dumb speculation.  When are they just going to give it up and tell us Ted Nugent got the part?  What? He eats raw bear that he shot with his crossbow for dinner and can deflect bullets with the power of his rocking.  Tell me he wouldn’t make an awesome Captain America.


(My Ted Nugent joke explained)

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