And Captain America will be played by...

Okay I am being a bit premature here. Honestly, there has been no announcement yet regarding who will be cast to play the iconic Marvel Super Hero, however we have just heard from the Captain America movie Director, Joe Johnston, how things are shaping up on the lead actor casting front. During the press junket to promote his most recent movie, The Wolfman, Johnston made some significant comments about where he is at in regards to casting an actor for the title role in the upcoming The First Avenger:Captain America:

"We need to cast it soon," Johnston said. "We have a very short list, but we're still juggling actors here. I'd say within the next couple of weeks we'll have ourselves a Captain America, I hope."

As for who will actually play Cap, Johnston either ain't saying or can't yet say. Rumored actors include everyone from Will Smith to Aaron Eckhart to John Barrowman.

As for when the movie will shoot? Johnston said the movier is still "fairly early" in preproduction. Shooting won't start until the end of June, he said, "but we're getting ready to go to the U.K., it looks like."

As for the story: "It's the kind of thing where, while I'm not necessarily a comic-book fan, I think the interesting thing about this guy is that he's a superhero without any superpowers, basically," the director told us exclusively while promoting his current film, The Wolfman. "He is the epitome of human perfection. He can't fly and throw tanks around and see through walls and things like that, but he's strong and runs fast."

Johnston added, "And the interesting thing about this guy is that he starts out as a 98-pound weakling and he becomes this Adonis. How does that affect his arc in the story? How does that affect where he goes and what happens to him and everything? I think that's the part of the story that was fascinating for me. And, of course, being a Marvel movie, there's fantastic action scenes in it and all kinds of great stuff. But there's an interesting story there as well." (courtesy of Scifiwire.com)

So, that is very interesting indeed. No name to drop yet but it sounds like it will be dropped soon. Pretty much the casting will be the next big event for many after the Winter Olympics, lol. Also interesting to think of some of the names that we have heard rumoured over the last 12 months or so; such actors as Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaron Eckhart, Sam Worthington and John Barrowman have all hadtheir names bandied about. Well, in a few weks this speculation will all be moot.

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