Apparently, according to Derek Luke, star of the upcoming Miracle at St. Anna, the face of Captain America may not be the Arian Adonis we’ve been so used too over the past half a century and more.
“I heard they offered Will Smith “˜Captain America,'” said Luke, in an interview with MTV, adding that the intriguing casting rumor “just shows you how times have changed.”
Apparently, this is a reference to the title character of Marvel’s The First Avenger: Captain America movie.
Now let’s be clear: at the moment, this is the epitome of rumor. Some guy (who I’ve never heard of) has suggested that Will Smith (how does he know him?) will play Captain America (how would he have heard this?). But it is nevertheless an interesting thought to run through the wheels.
George Roush over at Latino Review seems to be on the verge of a cardiac arrest after hearing this news. He, apparently, really doesn’t like Will Smith. Personally, I think the idea would be inspired! As Roush mentioned, who cares if he’s black, that’s not the issue at hand. Roush has a problem with his ego, or, something or other, I’m not certain. For me, I think he’d be perfect for the role.
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