Daredevil star Wilson Bethel recently joked with fans about his audition as Captain America years ago.
Since 2011, Chris Evans has had the blessing of bringing Steve Rogers AKA Captain America to life on the big screen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever since his debut in Captain America: The First Avenger, audiences immediately resonated with the lovable boy scout super soldier – so much so, that it’s hard to imagine another actor in the role. Now, it appears that one of the actors that were also in the running to play Captain America was none other than Marvel’s Daredevil star Wilson Bethel.
Wilson Bethel played Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter AKA Bullseye in the now-cancelled Netflix adaptation of Daredevil. In honor of the release of Avengers: Endgame this weekend, Wilson Bethel shared a throwback photo of himself in a Captain America outfit where he seemingly confirms that he was in contention to play Captain America before a former Human Torch swooped in:
#TBT to that one time when—well, whatever…
It was a long time ago.
And I’m good now. Great even. Super f#%*ing duper. I don’t dress my dog up as Thanos & chase him around the house or anything. Nope. TOTALLY over it…
— Wilson Bethel (@WilsonBethel) April 25, 2019
Wilson Bethel seems to further confirm this fact in a follow-up tweet shortly after:
… NDAs expire, right?
— Wilson Bethel (@WilsonBethel) April 25, 2019
Wilson Bethel still ended up playing a character in the canonical MCU as Bullseye in Daredevil. Unfortunately, Daredevil and the rest of Marvel’s series with Netflix have been cancelled, and the onscreen future of these characters remains a mystery as Marvel Studios is also preparing to blow full steam ahead with new Disney+ exclusive series such as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and WandaVision.
How do you think Daredevil star Wilson Bethel would’ve fared as Captain America? Are you ultimately happy that Chris Evans ended up wielding the mighty shield instead of Wilson Bethel? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest Daredevil and Captain America news.
Here is the synopsis for the third (and final?) season of Marvel’s Daredevil:
Missing for months, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) reemerges a broken man, putting into question his future as both vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matthew Murdock. But when his archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) is released from prison, Matt must choose between hiding from the world, or embracing his destiny as a hero.
Daredevil season 3 stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Joanne Whalley, Jay Ali, Wilson Bethel, Stephen Rider, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.
All episodes of Marvel’s Daredevil are now available on Netflix.
Captain America can currently be seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the synopsis:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now playing everywhere.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.