It’s hard to imagine anyone besides Chris Evans playing Captain America. It’s also super hard to imagine Marvel wanting anyone else to playing Captain America. Chris Evans was offered the role basically a bajillion (two) times before actually accepting it. So the thought that Emily Blunt’s husband, John Krasinski could have been the actor to play Steve Rogers instead seems crazy.
Still, Krasinski was one of the final candidates up for playing Cap before Evans got the role and apparently Krasinski’s reasons for dropping out of the race were pretty simple.
While on Conan last night, the actor spilled the beans on what stopped him from taking the iconic role.
I was putting on the suit just watching it, and like, this is so amazing. And I got about right to my waist, I was still shirtless and feeling pretty good about myself—wasn’t 13 Hours yet but felt pretty good. All of a sudden Chris Hemsworth walked by as Thor and went ‘hey mate’, and I went ‘I’m good. This is stupid, I shouldn’t—It’s okay, I’m not going to be Captain America, it’s fine.’
His reasoning sounds pretty legit. Anyone in their right mind would be hella intimidated by either Hemsworth brothers’…physique.
Not that John Krasinski is a slouch or anything.
They’re both incredibly impressive specimen. More than that, Krasinski is definitely someone who could have done Captain America justice (and Cap is all about Justice). Yet…somehow it’s still very hard to think of anyone playing him besides Evans.
Really, he just was the role.