It seems the /the-first-avenger-captain-america-to-begin-cast-testing-soon/short list of actors to play The First Avenger: Captain America could be down to one. Fox 411 is reporting that The Office star John Krasinski is now the likely candidate to play Steve Rogers in the film.
Insiders at the Marvel compound tell Fox 411 that he is close to landing the superhero gig of his life. John, who plays Jim on The Office, has appeared in front of producers repeatedly since the start of the new year and since rumors began in February.
"John has read 4 times and is doing screen tests," our source tells us. "He has screen tested 2 times so far. It's very likely that he will be the new Captain America. He is a favorite among the key decision makers and has been asked to come back for more this week."
It was also said that Krasinski is, "the main focus" at Marvel for the role and they want to secure the lead role before focusing on the other roles in the film. Joe Johnston is directing the film from a script by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely. A July 22, 2011 release date has been set for the film.