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John Krasinski

John Krasinski is Releaved That He Didint Get The Role of This Huge MCU Character

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By Christian Avina

John Krasinski is one of Hollywood's biggest actors. Coming to fame as the lovable and funny Jim Halpert from NBC's The Office and will go down as his most iconic role. It's crazy to think that if he got the role of Captain America in the MCU it would have completely changed the landscape of Hollywood. Who knows what could've been in the MCU if Krasinski got the role, but maybe it was for the better for both actors that Chris Evans was the perfect choice to play Steve Rogers.

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Auditioning for the Role

John Krasinski at the Golden Globes
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Krasinski recently said in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the process of auditioning for the role. Krasinski said it was nice to even have the chance to audition for Captain America and genuinely tried his hardest to get the role, but he believed that Evans already had the role in the bag. The casting crew was simply seeing who else was available at the time before giving the role to Evans. These days Krasinski isn't upset at all to have lost the role to Evans.

Krasinski's success in Hollywood

Krasinski on Late Night with Seth Meyers
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Krasinski is one of the few cast members of The Office to remain in the spotlight as others have taken on smaller roles in Hollywood. Krasinski recently shows off his amazing directing and writing chops in his directorial day view, A Quiet Place in 2018. The film got amazing reviews and Krasinski was praised for being able to switch so fluidly from comedy to horror. A trailer for the sequel, A Quiet Place Part II just dropped and is one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2020.

There Could Still Be Chance

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Krasinski said in an interview with Screenrant, "Well, I know I wouldn’t have done it as well as Chris [Evans]. At least I get to see someone good do the role. I’ve actually talked to Chris about it. Not getting it is the freedom I’ve been afforded. Had I got it my directing and writing career never would have happened. Certainly, A Quiet Place never would have happened had I got Captain America."

Even though Krasinski is fine with not getting the role, with the MCU introducing different timelines and alternative universes. We might get a chance to see Krasinski in the MCU in a different way.

Krasinski's Plans for the Future

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
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Krasinski has been awarded great freedom after the insane popularity of The Office taking on roles that he sees fit. It's safe to say that Krasinski's directing and writing career would've never taken off if he had commitments to Marvel. The MCU wants to keep people like Krasinski close who have proven to have skills directing, writing, and acting. With the exit of many of the MCU's top stars, Disney is going to want people like Krasinski to fill in the empty star power.

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