Heat Vision is reporting that John Krasinski, Michael Cassidy, Patrick Fluger, Scott Porter, Mike Vogel and Chace Crawford are contenders for Marvel Studios’ The First Avenger: Captain America. Test screening is taking place this week for one of the actors to play Steve Rogers/Captain America in the comic book adaptation. The site says:
Those known to be on the list with Krasinski include Michael Cassidy (who appeared in”Smallvile” and who tested for the Superman movie when McG was going to direct it), Patrick Fluger (one of the stars of “The 4400” who most recently appeared in the Tobey Maguire movie “Brothers”), Scott Porter (TV’s “Friday Night Lights”) and Mike Vogel (“Cloverfield”)
Chace Crawford is also in talks to screen test, although no deal has been made.
Garret Hedlund was also on the list to test but has fallen off, at least for now, due to his reps and the studio’s inability to make a deal.
The studio has put the actors on 30-day holds during the testing process.
This does not necessarily mean that one of the actors will land the role, as it took the studio several rounds of tests before they found Chris Hemsworth for Thor. Joe Johnston will direct the film, which Paramount Pictures will distribute on July 22, 2011.