THE BOYS Star Jensen Ackles Reveals Whether He Ever Auditioned For MCU's CAPTAIN AMERICA

THE BOYS Star Jensen Ackles Reveals Whether He Ever Auditioned For MCU's CAPTAIN AMERICA

In the late 2000s/early 2010s, Jensen Ackles was a fan-favourite choice to play the MCU's Captain America prior to Chris Evans being cast. Now, The Boys star reveals whether he ever got to audition...

By JoshWilding - May 29, 2022 12:05 PM EST
Filed Under: The Boys
Source: Entertainment Weekly

Many of you may not remember this, but when Marvel Studios was looking to cast Steve Rogers for 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, Supernatural star Jensen Ackles was a fan-favourite choice to play the hero. His commitments to that series always meant it was somewhat unlikely, though fans campaigned hard in an effort to get Kevin Feige and company to take note. 

Rumours have persisted for years that Ackles was on Marvel Studios' radar, and ahead of making his debut as a twisted Captain America-type character in The Boys, the actor has finally set the record straight.

"Did I audition for Captain America? No, I did not," he confirmed during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "I don't necessarily know, was that an auditioning kind of a thing? I feel like they just met with people on that."

"I was not available, anyway. So, I don't think they were going to work around my schedule. Doesn't seem like a kind of property that would do that," he added. "I would've loved to have been in the mix on that because Chris [Evans] and I used to go against each other for quite a bit on a lot of different things back in the day. But, unfortunately, I didn't get to fight him on that one."

As for how Soldier Boy compares, Ackles added, "It's Captain America on his ass. It's as if Captain America gave up super-heroism and was just your drunk and inappropriate uncle."

It's a real shame Ackles missed out on Captain America because he could have done amazing things with the role. These days, it's admittedly hard to imagine anyone other than Chris Evans playing Steve Rogers, but given what great decisions Ackles is making with his career following Supernatural's conclusion, we're sure that a major comic book role is somewhere on the horizon.

Remember, the actor has confirmed that he's developing something with Warner Bros. and DC, with the hope among fans being that Ackles might finally get to suit up as Red Hood.

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Repian - 5/29/2022, 12:10 PM
Did you audition for Captain America?

No, I did not.

End of news... xDD
Origame - 5/29/2022, 12:13 PM
@Repian - like, how serious of a question was that to even warrant an article? If he actually did audition then yeah it would be something.
WruceBayne - 5/29/2022, 3:13 PM
@Origame - you can always tell what the actor did or did not do by which way Wilding worded the headline. If Ackles would’ve auditioned the headline would’ve been “Learn the auditioning process Jensen Ackles went through preparing for Captain America” or something like that.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/29/2022, 12:10 PM
I can't sign in on mobile for this site.
MosquitoFarmer - 5/29/2022, 12:15 PM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - You should make a phone call and complain.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/29/2022, 1:20 PM
@MosquitoFarmer - Good stuff.

SonOfAGif - 5/29/2022, 12:38 PM
Nova let's go
HeavyMetal4Life - 5/29/2022, 12:46 PM
"It's a real shame Ackles missed out on Captain America"

No, no it is not. Speak for yourself Josh and keep the opinions out of the article unless this is a review article. Chris Evan's is the definitive Cap and was the perfect person for the role.
TheManWithoutFear - 5/29/2022, 1:23 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - I was about to comment on this as well. Insane take from Josh there, even for him. Did he even watch the Cap films haha
RolandD - 5/29/2022, 4:16 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - OK, I guess I don’t need to post the exact same thing. Chris Evans was one of the best castings in the MCU and I never would’ve guessed based on how he was in the FF movies. He was perfect in the part.
Gizmoduck - 5/29/2022, 6:44 PM
@RolandD - he was a great Johnny Storm too, he plays cocky really well, loved him in the The Losers. Hes also a great cap who plays confident, strong, with a touch of sadness.
RolandD - 5/29/2022, 10:09 PM
@Gizmoduck - I thought he was really good as Johnny Storm. He and Michael Chiklis have the Johnny/Ben relationship down just fine in those movies. I thought the two of them were both cast well, if perhaps the only ones. Sometimes I forget that it’s acting and he was a bit of an egotistical fool at times, so I didn’t ever imagine him as Cap.
DoubleD - 5/29/2022, 12:52 PM
Off Topic :)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness dropped -49% to $16.4M now number one at the box office domestic.

Worldwide $868.7M :)
dragon316 - 5/29/2022, 2:29 PM
@DoubleD - surprised it doing well another bad movie give marvel big head for another sequel hood and bad won’t to them they know they can bad stuff as long it have marvel logo on it be successful no matter what
blitzburgh - 5/30/2022, 9:04 PM
@dragon316 - shut the fuk up stupid
Reeds2Much - 5/29/2022, 12:59 PM
I feel I'm most interested in how they handled Soldier Boy's backstory.

Both seriously and as a bit of wordplay alluding to Herogasm.
DesiSpiderman - 5/29/2022, 5:04 PM
Don’t get all the Jensen love lol. He’s a TV actor not a movie star.
Reeds2Much - 5/29/2022, 6:27 PM
@DesiSpiderman - So was Jim Carrey. And Ryan Gosling. And Leonardo DiCaprio. Bruce Willis. Neve Campbell. Tom Hanks. Will Smith. Sarah Michelle Gellar. Benedict Cumberbatch. John Travolta. Helen Hunt. Denzel Washington ...
DesiSpiderman - 5/30/2022, 2:24 AM
@Reeds2Much - you’re 100% right, but at this point in his career I just do not see him getting there. And minus a few of the actors mentioned most were a lot younger then Jensen is now when they brown through. So although I do agree you and anything can happen I don’t think Jensen will ever be a movie star.
blitzburgh - 5/30/2022, 9:06 PM
@DesiSpiderman - what a dumbass comment considering TV and movie stars switch back and forth now
RealTurner - 5/30/2022, 10:17 PM
@blitzburgh - Movie stars have become more willing to make TV shows, but TV stars don't get to just play lead in movies. I like the guy but at the moment he is the definition of "TV actor." Get him off the pulpy monster/drama-of-the-week stuff and let's see what he can do.
PartyKiller - 5/29/2022, 9:14 PM
Evans has a very limited range of expressions and after a couple outings as Cap, I got sick of him and that damn look he always had on his face as Cap. He was very good as Cap but not great like Christopher Reeve as Superman. It could've been done better.
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