Rumor Mill: Pine To Play Captain AmericaPosted by T'Bonz - 13/02/10 at 11:02 am
A tip from someone “within the Paramount hierarchy” claims that Chris Pine is on the short list to play Captain America.
Captain America first appeared in Timely Comics in March of 1941. The alter ego of Steve Rogers, Captain America’s powers were the result of an enhancement due to an experimental serum. Originally, Captain America assisted the U.S. during World War II, fighting against the Axis.
According to the Paramount source, “Anyway, just thought you guys might like to know that Paramount and Marvel are pretty close to closing a deal on casting Steve Rogers/Captain America and fans might be excited to learn that the short list includes somebody a lot of fans speculated about, Chris Pine. From what I’m hearing, he’s the frontrunner right now, though that could change. Can’t tell you who the other couple of choices are, cause that’ll work against me for reasons I don’t want to get into.”
The First Avenger: Captain America, directed by Joe Johnston, is due out next summer.