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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/16/2009

Now That Captain America's Reborn: Who'll Play Him in the Movie?

'CAPTAIN AMERICA' (Marvel Comics)

Has anyone checked Arlington National Cemetery to make sure the monument's still there?

The news this week that Steve Rogers is being resurrected beginning July 1 -- for the five-comic-book series "Captain America Reborn" -- comes two years after the superhero's assassination, and his would-be pubilc burial at Arlington.

Captain America's imminent return confirms months of speculation. (Said Marvel exec editor Tom Breevort in a press release: "The tenor of the world now is when we're at a point where we want to believe in heroes. Someone who can lead the way. It just feels like the right time.") It also comes nearly a year after Comic Riffs asked Marvel honcho Joe Quesada: "Is there any Marvel property right now that you think would make a great movie that might not be on the radar of Hollywood studios?"

Quesada's response: "The easy answer would be Captain America and Thor."

Now that a big-budgie film is expected in 2011, the big question gains new heat: Who should play Captain America in the movie?

Names that have been floated on blogs and fan sites include Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum. But neither feels right to 'Riffs. We'll take all suggestions.


THE 'RIFFS INTERVIEW: Marvel's Joe Quesada.


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Categories:  Superheroes

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