Captain America Casting Notice Leaks Details

March 3, 2010

A casting notice for actors who want to audition for The First Avenger: Captain America has appeared online, and the description of the film gives us some possible leads about the story of the film. Could it be we're going to get an outline of the movie before we've even found out who's getting cast as Steve Rogers?

The casting notice is up at

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment... Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Soldier Serum and bombarded by "vita-rays." Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.

This really only gives us the premise of how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America. So, this is maybe the first thirty minutes of the movie, maybe less. Still, if it's on a casting notice then it's official, right?

Let's just hope the production starts fielding some serious contenders to play Captain America. John Krasinski and Mike Vogel aren't going to cut it.

So, does this mean that most of this movie is going to take place in the '40s? I admit I never read Captain America growing up -- does his Super-Soldier Serum stop his aging, so that he can be youthful even in the present day? I assume this is how it happens.

Source: Marvel