Ryan Phillippe for Captain America?
Published 16/03/2010 | 14:06
Ryan Phillippe is the latest actor to reportedly be in talks to play Captain America.
The Crash star has joined the long list of actors to screen-test for the part of Captain America, aka former Second World War soldier Steve Rogers, according to movie blog Hit Fix.
Deadline Hollywood also claims GI Joe's Channing Tatum is now in the mix.
Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford, Smallville's Michael Cassidy, Brothers' Patrick Flueger, and Friday Night Lights' Scott Porter are also said to be among the actors who have been screen-tested for the role and ruled out.
Cloverfield's Mike Vogel, Wilson Bethel of HBO's Iraq miniseries Generation Kill, and Fantastic Four's Chris Evans are still being considered.
Hugo Weaving will play Captain America's arch-enemy Red Skull, according to Heat Vision Blog.
The Marvel comic book movie tells the story of Steve Rogers, who is transformed into super-human hero Captain America and thanks to slipping into suspended animation is brought back life in the modern world. The movie will be directed by Joe Johnston.
The First Avenger: Captain America is scheduled for release on July 22 next year.