John KrasinskiIs 'Office' star John Krasinski about to become the next great superhero? Maybe -- but he's going to have to get in line first.

According to the Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, Krasinski is one of many young actors who will screen test for the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America in Joe Johnston's upcoming movie adaptation of the popular comic book.

Also on the list to test for the role of the young weakling-turned-World War II hero are Michael Cassidy of 'Smallville' and 'The OC' fame, Patrick Flueger, known for his role in 'The 4400,' 'Friday Night Lights' star Scott Porter and Mike Vogel of 'Cloverfield.'

'Gossip Girl' star Chace Crawford, meanwhile, is reportedly in talks to test, though nothing has been confirmed. John KrasinskiIs 'Office' star John Krasinski about to become the next great superhero? Maybe -- but he's going to have to get in line first.

According to the Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, Krasinski is one of many young actors who will screen test for the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America in Joe Johnston's upcoming movie adaptation of the popular comic book.

Also on the list to test for the role of the young weakling-turned-World War II hero are Michael Cassidy of 'Smallville' and 'The OC' fame, Patrick Flueger, known for his role in 'The 4400,' 'Friday Night Lights' star Scott Porter and Mike Vogel of 'Cloverfield.'

'Gossip Girl' star Chace Crawford, meanwhile, is reportedly in talks to test, though nothing has been confirmed.

UPDATE: Cinematical is reporting that Krasinski is "all but a sure thing for the role," according to an anonymous source.

The problem with comic book movies is this: the fans. They'll whine and moan at any chance they can get, and that can often make or break a film.

With that said, if we were casting the role, we'd automatically give Krasinski and Crawford the boot, because their current TV gigs are too much of a departure from the Cap, and we're not sure how well they can stretch themselves as actors (especially Crawford, if reviews for 'Twelve' are any indication).

A much better choice would be Porter, who has the looks and respect from comic book fans -- he's publicly made his love of comics known. In fact, for such an iconic role, it wouldn't be surprising if the producers do go with a lesser-known name like Porter, or even a complete unknown.

As for actors not on the list who might be good for the role: Alexander Skarsgard, who certainly has the, um, physique for the role, as any 'True Blood' fan will tell you, and 'Bourne' superstar Matt Damon (although, as much as we love him, he may be a bit too old for the part.)

What do you think: Could Krasinski fill the red, white and blue costume? If not, who else could play Captain America?
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