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Jim Halpert to Play Captain America?

Maybe! Deadline's Mike Fleming reports that Marvel and director Joe Johnston's wish list for the star of their upcoming Captain America movie includes: The Office's John Krasinski, Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford, Friday Night Lights' Scott Porter, Cloverfield's Mike Vogel, Privileged's Michael Cassidy, Brothers' Patrick Flueger, and Tron Legacy's Garrett Hedlund. Given that Krasinski's is probably the most expensive name in an otherwise cheap group, we'll assume he's at a disadvantage here. And because Marvel would require whomever they hire to sign on for nine additional films, including sequels and Avengers movies, he might not go for it anyway. But we'd happily tolerate a Steve Rogers who talks straight into the camera to see how The Office's writers explain Jim's new muscle mass.

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