Monday, September 8, 2008

Will Smith as Captain America?

After a couple of early rumors putting Matthew McConaghey, Leo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Titan from American Gladiators in contention for the role, Will Smith is the newest star to potentially suit up as Captain America in Marvel's upcoming blockbuster.

At a press junket for Spike Lee's upcoming Miracle at St. Anna, star Derek Luke said "I heard they offered Will Smith Captain America. It just shows how times have changed."

Of course, this is hearsay and still just a rumor at this point, but I'm not alone in my support for Smith as Captain America. I subconsciously associate Will Smith with America and patriotism anyway thanks to his ownage of the July 4th box office weekend, so why not go the step further and let him wield the shield? It's not like he's an incapable actor or anything - I Am Legend should have proved to his doubters that he's the black Tom Hanks. More on this as it unfolds, but what do you guys think? Could he do it? Should he do it? A black Captain America? Thoughts?

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