Thursday, July 31, 2008

Torchwood to Captain America?

During the Torchwood panel at Comic Con John Barrowman, the star was asked if there was any truth to the rumor that he would be playing Captain America in the upcoming Marvel film First Avenger: Captain America set to release May 6th, 2011. Barrowman later admitted, "there had been discussions with his agents and meetings on that very issue." He went on further to say that Captain America has always been his favorite comic book hero.

The question is can John Barrowman carry Capatin America? He definately is not a star and will not attract people to the theater. Marvel would be wiser to look further into real star potenial for the role. Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, or even Leo DiCaprio would be real strong choices for Captain. Captain America is being written by Zack Penn, David Self, and Jack Kirby and directed by Nick Cassavetes. Avi Arad is again producing for Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures.

Thoughts on John Barrowman as Captain America? Can he put butts in the seat? Should Marvel/Paramount continue looking for a star to fill the role? 2011 feels a long ways off!