Matthew McConaughey as Captain America? The name of the “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” star has been bandied about again as a possible contender for the lead in the upcoming film “The First Avenger: Captain America.”
This discussion may see a tad premature seeing how the film isn’t out till July 2011, but frankly, when it comes to the subject of our beloved superheroes, the debate rages on.
McConaughey isn’t a horrible choice, but he’s not necessarily a good choice for the patriotic, clean-cut, humanitarian, all-American Steve Rogers who dons the red boots and takes up the stars and stripes shield.
Another name that’s got lots of buzz is “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm, who we love at Zap2it and think could prove that he has matinee-idol potential. Besides, we loved him as the “inside the bubble” handsome yet incompetent Dr. Drew Baird on “30 Rock,” so if there’s any ironic humor to be had, he could handle it.
We’re not alone in our love for Hamm. You can also check out the site Jon Hamm Should Play Captain America, which kind of says it all right there.
Others possibilites are wrestling star John Cena, “Fighting”/“Step Up” actor Channing Tatum, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt (eh, isn’t he a bit old for the role?), “Supernatural’s” wise guy Jensen Ackles (isn’t he always suggested for every movie?) Jerry O’Connell, Paul Walker, “Underworld” hybrid Scott Speedman and Justin Timberlake (we like him on “Saturday Night Live” … but as a superhero?)