Wilson Bethel


  1. Chris Evans, Captain America: The First Avenger, 2010.
    The first screen version of the WWII propaganda comicbook hero – Defender of the Defenceless – since Republic’s 1944 serial (with Dick Purcell), two  1979 tele-quickies (Rep Brown) and the 1989 movie (Matt Salinger, son of the monumental JD, no less). A 1981 Universal plan for Jeff Bridges 
    never flew. Nor did Cannon’s 1984 take which UK director Michael Winner never got around to casting (well, not out loud). In 2010, The Young and the Restlesssoap star was among the many testing at Marvel’s Manhattan Beach HQ.He lost but shared the title of the first sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2013 – as Bucky Barrnes, the negative image of the Cap.  Also seen for the positive  side : : Jensen Ackles, Michael Cassidy, Dane Cook, Chace Crawford, Garrett Hedlund, , Kellan Lutz, Johnny Pacar, Ryan Phillippe, Scott Porter, Alexander Skarsgård, Will Smith, Sebastian Stan, Channing Tatum, Mike Vogel, Sam Worthington.  And the siblings Kevin and Nick of the Jonas Brothers band.  Plus John Krasinski… “This is stupid,” he yelled during his costumed test.  “I’m not Captain America!” And he wasn’t. But he was Amazon TV’s Jack Ryanin 2018. Bethel also  took on a different  US celeb: Doc Holliday in The First Ride of Wyatt Earp, 2011

  2. Max Irons, The Host, 2012.Young Irons beat Bethel, Jai Courtney, Kit Harington and Liam Hemsworth to become Saoirse Ronan’s boyfriend, Jared, in the film of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s sf book. 

  3. Jai Courtney, Terminator: Genesis, 2014. Terminator starts over… Thomas Cocquerel, Garrett Hedlund, Boyd Holbrook, Nicholas Hoult, Taylor Kitsch, Sam Reid were also tested for Kyle Reese and for the rebooted trilogy. With Schwarzenegger.  Of course.  

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