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Tommy Lee Jones joining “Captain America” cast? Looks like Joe Johnston’s “Captain America” just got a little more curmudgeonly.

Tommy Lee Jones reportedly is joining the cast of the anticipated “Captain America: The First Avenger,” another step in mighty Marvel Studios’ march to a full-blow “Avengers” movie. Chris Evans of “Fantastic Four” fame will play the titular hero, but it was his co-star, Hayley Atwell, who spilled the beans to LeicesterSquareTV ( has an embed of the video interview here).

Who will Jones play? It’s rumored he’ll assume the role of General Chester Phillips, the man who selects Evans’ hero, Steve Rogers, for the super soldier program that eventually transforms him into Captain America. And “Cap” isn’t the only popcorn blockbuster on Jones’ radar. He’ll also return to the “Men In Black” franchise with Will Smith for a third installment.

As for “Captain America,” it begins filming this summer for its July 22, 2011 release date.

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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  • February 15, 2011 | Permalink |

    As America finds and deports or better these NYLA media sleeper entities, boatshit media attempts at warping America directed at America become much fewer and further apart. Obviously, America watches these media things.

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