From All-American bum to All-American superhero?
Actor Derek Luke said to MTV that Will Smith might be in cast for a fresh (prince) take on Marvel's super soldier in the upcoming film, The First Avenger: Captain America. Luke, who stars in Spike Lee's latest join Miracle at St. Anna, said, "I heard they offered Will Smith ‘Captain America".
He added that "how times have changed" in Smith's surprising casting rumor. Recently, Marvel decided to cast Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the recent Iron Man flick. According to IMDB, scribes for the upcoming Captain America film are Zak Penn, who wrote the The Incredible Hulk with Edward Norton, and Iron Man character co-writer Jack Kirby. The First Avenger: Captain America is currently due out in 2011.