After more or less a decade of seeing Chris Evans zipping up as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Captain America, it's pretty hard to imagine anyone else playing Marvel's patriotic super soldier. However, before Evans won the role, Marvel had also considered A Quiet Place's John Krasinski for the part, though the studio eventually decided to make Evans its official Captain America.
Speaking in an interview with Variety about his plans to turn his character in the action-drama series Jack Ryan into a "spy next door," Krasinski also opened up about his previous liaisons with Marvel Studios for the role of Captain America. During the interview, The Office actor remembered getting the call where he learned that the Captain America role had gone to Evans instead. According to the actor, he remembered the call clearly because it had been his wife, Emily Blunt's, birthday
"My agent called and said, 'They're going to go with Chris Evans,'" Krasinski told the publication. "And I remember I said, 'Yeah, look at him. He's Captain America.'"
While Krasinski may have also been suitable as Captain America, we've got to admit that Evans definitely fits the part as Marvel's super soldier. Krasinski might have a great body himself, but the actor has too much of a friendly baby face for the role.
Still, failing to become Marvel's Captain America hasn't stunted Krasinski in any way. Not only did the actor go on to star in a few action films, his movie, A Quiet Place, became quite a success wowing both critics and audiences.
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is set to hit Amazon Prime on August 31, 2018.