Friday, October 16, 2009 at 7:03PM
I'll give Jensen Ackles some credit here. Apparently, his name had come up in the discussions for Captain America, and as is usually the case, there's nothing at all to the talk. But while everyone from Charlize Theron to Brian Austin Green has gladly accepted rumors about their involvement with the third Batman movie (or even started their own campaign to be a Batvillain), Ackles is having none of it.
The star of My Bloody Valentine and TV's Supernatural is quoted by Worst Previews as saying, "It's been brought to my attention that it's online," he said. "I have not gotten a call from my agent, I have not
gotten a script, I have not talked to anyone about it. I think it's all a rumor."
And then, just so we're clear, Ackles added, "They're not going to pull some dude of the CW and give him Captain America. I'm squashing it now; I know nothing about it."
Well played, sir. Well played.
Of course, there still needs to be a Captain America cast for Marvel's Avengers tie-in. Of the four primary characters moving that direction, Cap has probably the coolest origin story, cinematically speaking. A WWII-era period piece superhero movie...let's hope it's better than The Rocketeer. Curiously enough: Same director, Joe Johnston.