Is Will Smith The New Captain America?

How do you sell a character as anachronistic as Captain America to a modern audience? Get the one actor so wide-appealing that he can sell anything to a global audience.

Out doing press for Spike Lee’s “Miracle at St. Anna”, actor Derek Luke let slip an interesting casting rumor he heard on the grapevine.

“I heard they offered Will Smith ‘Captain America’…just shows you how times have changed” the young thesp told MTV News. Luke himself said he is keen on certain roles – “I would love to jump into Green Lantern. There are a lot of stories I’m into… [like] Black Panther.”

Of course Smith’s schedule is highly in demand this report is little more than second-hand gossip for now, but it does bring up some interesting possibilities.