Marvel Considers Leonardo DiCaprio for 'Captain America' Role

Leonardo DiCaprio

Following the debunking of Matthew McConaughey's rumor of being Captain America in 'The First Avenger' movie, a new report coming out suggested that the 'Titanic' star is on the top of Marvel's list.
In early May 2008, online publications went frantic when a news about Captain America casting broke out. At the time, it was reported that Hollywood hunk Matthew McConaughey was on top of Marvel Entertainment's list for portraying the titular character in "The First Avenger: Captain America". However, as quick as the news came out, it soon got slammed leaving a big gap for speculations of who to be entrusted the role.

About a month after, a new report brings out more exciting news regarding the possible casting of the patriotic superhero. It is now said that noted Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been considered by Marvel for the role of Steve Rogers whose alter ego is Captain America. But, before the fans of the "Blood Diamond" star leaping for joy over the matter, Latino Review, which sparked the rumor in the first place, insisted that up to this point the 33-year-old actor's name is merely put on the top of the list, but the official offer for the role to the multiple Academy Award-nominated performer has yet to be put forward.

Going further on the casting speculations, Latino Review also added that besides DiCaprio, there is one other name that is being considered to be Captain America. That particular person would be "Troy" star, Brad Pitt. Pitt, as had been reported previously, allegedly is on the run for the leading role of another Marvel's superhero film "Thor", which is set for June 4, 2010 release. Still, any confirmation on both Pitt's possible casting reports has yet been outed.

On the superhero flick itself, "The First Avenger" is scheduled to be released on the silver screen on May 6, 2011. The movie has been said to stay true to its original comic book story. Hence, it will be set during World War II and tell the background story of the red, white and blue-costumed superhero. Additionally, no director has been signed for the project.

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