Captain America Casting Update

On Tuesday, Fox 411 reported that John Krasinski is the frontrunner for The First Avenger: Captain America, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

Both Heat Vision and Deadline New York have received an update on who Marvel Studios is looking at now for the coveted role. According to them, Wilson Bethel (HBO’s “Generation Kill,” “The Young and the Restless”), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Chris Evans (“Fantastic Four” movies) and Garrett Hedlund (upcoming Tron Legacy) are reading for the role, have tested or have received test offers.

Actors previously reported as testing including Krasinski, Michael Cassidy, Chace Crawford, Scott Porter and Patrick Flueger are no longer under consideration, say the sites. The part calls for a nine-picture deal, the second of which would be The Avengers.

To be directed by Joe Johnston, The First Avenger: Captain America is scheduled for a July 22, 2011 release.

Source: Heat Vision, Deadline New York