In an interview with MTV recently, Miracle at St. Anna actor Derek Luke claimed Will Smith had been offered the part of Captain America.
“I heard they offered Will Smith ‘Captain America,’” said Luke, adding that the intriguing casting rumor “just shows you how times have changed.”
As I learned when my neighbor’s dog told me to kill those kids, just because you overhear something doesn’t make it true. But when you think about it, it makes total sense. Will Smith is the most bankable star in Hollywood, so clearly he’s already been accepted by even the most shitkickinest rednecks. Plus, the move gets all sorts of press, even though a black dude playing Captain America isn’t really a big deal. A black dude playing waterpolo, now there’s a story.
Oh, and as far as anyone being able to verify the original rumor, Marvel denies it. Probably just that f*cking dog talking his shit again.