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Might John Krasinski wield the shield of Captain America?

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm •  Published: February 24, 2010

Deadline Hollywood claims to have the list of actors trying out for “Captain America,” to be directed by Joe Johnston, and the most surprising name on the list is John Krasinski, who plays Jim on the NBC sitcom “The

Office.”   While Krasinski is a big guy, he’s not probably the first person who springs to mind when you think “action hero.”  Then again, neither was Michael Keaton.

The rest of the list, from Deadline:

Chace Crawford (CW’s Gossip Girl)

Scott Porter (NBC’s Friday Night Lights)

Mike Vogel (Cloverfield)

Michael Cassidy (CW’s Privileged, Smallville)

Patrick Flueger (Brothers)

Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy)

According to Deadline, Hedlund hadn’t yet made a test deal, but was on the list to be considered.   Who do you think should play Captain America? Vote below, or leave suggestions in the comments.

Click past the cut to see pictures of each candidate.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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