However, it was believed the actress will turn the offer down.
Marvel Studios made the news official on the lead of Joe Johnston's film.
The actor will portray Bucky Barnes in the Joe Johnston-directed comicbook adaptation.
The director has a strong history with Marvel Comics.
The film will start filming either next January or February.
The actor has accepted the role for the Marvel Studios film.
The director reveals that he is on a shortlist to helm the behemoth Marvel Comics adaptation.
It seems that Channing Tatum, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan are the three finalists for the title role.
Tatum might be joining a cast list that includes such actors as Ryan Phillippe, Chris Evans and Mike Vogel among others.
Yet another actor has joined this never-ending casting circle.
The character has been Captain America's nemesis since 1941.
A new story reveals that Krasinski isn't even a front-runner for the role anymore.
A new story reveals The Office actor is very close to locking down the role.
A new casting call for the film brings us the first plot synopsis.
Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada tweeted the news today.
Among the front-runners are Chace Crawford, John Krasinski, Scott Porter, Mike Vogel and Michael Cassidy.
The director of the upcoming Marvel Comics adapted film discusses the villain, the WWII setting and what the hero will look like.
Captain Awesome for Captain America? Only time will tell.
According to the director the film needs to be cast soon.