It's not the upcoming Captain America movie, but it's the next best thing...

There has not been much to report on the Captain America movie front in the last while, except for the always to be expected speculation about possible casting choices and likely plot points for the upcoming Marvel film. I expect that we won't hear anything at all concrete on the project until late December at the earliest or more likely early in the New Year, based on what was said by Marvel Entertainment reps at this year's San Diego Comicon back in July. However, one interesting tidbit about the Captain America movie project that is worth noting is that Joe Quesada, the Editor-In-chief at Marvel, recently mentioned on Twitter that he is now sitting in on script meetings for the movie which means that an important creative part of the development process appears to be happening right now. His exact words:

"Did I forget to mention an AMAZING Cap script meeting? Actually I did. I work here and these movies can't come out fast enough for me."


Now just because we cannot discuss any confirmed casting for the future Captain America movie, thsat doesn't mean that we cannot discuss any very, very likely casting for another movie that Captain America will feature prominently in. The upcoming Avengers movie from Marvel will pretty much be featuring a cast of actors already established in their roles from previous Marvel features. With this in mind, we can start to look at the casting for the future Marvel Avengers movie with an eye towards which actors the future Captain America will be co-starring with. (Sure, it isn't the Cap movie but it is the next best thing, right?)

Based on the confirmed casting for future Marvel movies, here is some of what we know will be the likely casting for Avengers - unless there should be any actors that drop out of the project beforehand, or are replaced by the studio (Ala Terrence Howard being replaced in the Iron Man sequel):

Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow

Chris Hemsworth ... Thor

Robert Downey Jr. ... Tony Stark / Iron Man

Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury

Don Cheadle ... Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine
(as a possible minor or supporting character)

Tom Hiddleston ... Loki


These are the most likely 'locks' on appearing in the project; below are a couple that are nowhere near being confirmed but were heavily hinted at last Summer by Marvel execs:

Edward Norton ... Bruce Banner (there were hints at this from interviews during the San Diego con, if I recall correctly)

Lou Ferrigno ... The Incredible Hulk (voiceover; this is probably as much a sentimental idea being thrown about as much as anything)

Well, there you go: something to mull over and think about until we get closer to hearing some concrete updates on this highly-anticipated and much talked-about Marvel movie project.

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