DiCaprio is among the greatest actors of this generation. He has triumphed over the teenage hearthrob typecasting that so many young actors peak at and has brought us a big pile of quality films. Just when I assume he can’t get better, he does.
So when I read that he is considered the top target for the role of Marvel Studios’ Captain America I find myself excited at the prospect.
Well, speaking of CAPTAIN AMERICA, I have myself a trusted source internally over at Marvel and they are now starting to toss names for the role of Steve Rogers.The name at the top of the list? LEONARDO DICAPRIO
Leo is an amazing actor. Mostly because he chooses roles that are RIGHT for him. Now some pros and cons about Leo for Cap.
He has the strong “American look”. And more importantly the blond Hair, Blue eyes so Iconic for Cap.
He can act. No doubts he can bring that strong noble character of Steve Rogers and can keep up with Norton and Downey.
He is a big name. The playing up of the hero roles in Marvel Films suggests they will hit up some big name for these roles. They are not shying away for a “lesser name” anymore.
Leo is 6ft and in great shape.
Leo is only 6ft. People will complain that he isn’t 7 ft tall. 6ft is good. But he isn’t a massive bodybuilder type.
Someone is likely to bark about his German/Italian heritage. But thats dumbness.
I actually would LOVE to see Leo in this role. I am not so stuck on the impossibly large physique that they make Steve Rogers out to have in the comics. I don’t think the character of Captain America will be defined by his chest measurement.
The Captain America outfit might look good in a comicbook but it would be on par with a pro wrestler’s garish getups if you were to see it in real life. Expect to see him in military combat gear that pays tribute to the spandex digs.
So are we going to get hung up on the “too small” or is this just brilliant casting.