Captain America to be cast soon?

So says director Joe Johnston to SCI FI Wire:

“We need to cast it soon,” Johnston said. “We have a very short list, but we’re still juggling actors here. I’d say within the next couple of weeks we’ll have ourselves a Captain America, I hope.”

(Shooting begins at the end of June for release on July 22, 2011.)

They need to cast someone who’s entirely believable as a leader of men. And they need to cast someone whose screen presence can match that of our Iron Man, Robert Downey, Jr., when the Avengers movie eventually happens.

Mr. Johnston’s newest film, The Wolfman, opens February 12. For a list of his very impressive film credits, click here.