Imagine if Hollywood had released tent-pole comic-book movies starring their iconic characters around the time of the source material’s release date. For the purposes of this experiment, we will say that a movie would be released 5 years after the introduction of the character, and only movies that have been made would be made.
Steve Rogers/ Captain America-Burt Lancaster
Known for his blue eyes, all-American good lucks and rugged physique, Lancaster was literally a former circus acrobat, so Marvel Studios was upping the ante, bringing a higher level of action to the roles.
Former Little Rascal, Blake was known to audiences and had a certain tough guy charm about him, even at a young age. Roddy McDowell was also considered, but producers were not convinced he would be “tough enough.”
The Red Skull-Erick von Stroheim
Hollywood silent film star, German auteur director, he was not afraid tobe the bad guy, having portrayed Rommel in Billy Wilder’s Five Graves to Cairo.