Former ‘Captain America’ Candidate John Krasinski Wants To Play A Marvel Villain

Jan 28, 2016


Actor John Krasinski was originally apart of the wave of actors that tested for the role of Steve Rogers in Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger. He didn’t land the role, but had a action hero body transformation for Michael Bay’s 13 Hours. While speaking with Digital Spy, they asked about his time testing for the role, and if he still had Marvel aspirations. This leads to John teasing the idea of playing a villain, so he can go head-to-head with Evans in a fight scene.

John’s wife Emily Blunt was once attached to play Black Widow, but because of a contract with 20th Century Fox had to exit to make a film for them instead. She’s been linked for a long time and a fan-favorite to play Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel.

Marvel digs these actor transformations, when Chris Pratt got ripped for Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty roles it helped him land the Star-Lord part in Guardians of The Galaxy.

“I’ll take a Marvel movie anytime…I love watching them, so I’d love to be a part of it.”

“The Captain America thing was hilarious. As much as I had fun doing it… I definitely got to wear the suit, I screen-tested and all those things. And I signed my life away that I wouldn’t even talk about it, so they’re going to kill me now; Thanks. But as soon as I heard that Chris [Evans] was considering it, I applauded. Chris is a good friend, and very very good at what he does, so I was so happy to see him do it. Maybe now I have to play a villain where I fight Chris. That’s what we need to do.


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Here are some interesting Marvel villains John could play that would have him pitted against Evans’ Captain America.


Anthony Masters aka Taskmaster, a mercenary villain who trains other villains and fights for cash. It was recently revealed the rights had reverted back to Marvel, making him a prime candidate to join Netflix shows or the films.

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Paladin, another hired-gun super-soldier that originated in the pages of Daredevil, that eventually became a member of the Thunderbolts, Heroes for Hire, and Defenders.


Seth Voelker aka Sidewinder, an obscure Cap baddie who heads-up the criminal syndicate group Serpent Society (titled was teased at Marvel’s Civil War announcement) until being usurped by Madame Hydra aka Viper.


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