DAREDEVIL Star Wilson Bethel Reflects On His CAPTAIN AMERICA Audition And Missing Out On The Role

DAREDEVIL Star Wilson Bethel Reflects On His CAPTAIN AMERICA Audition And Missing Out On The Role

Before he was cast as Bullseye in season three of Daredevil, Wilson Bethel was among the many actors who auditioned for Captain America: The First Avenger and he's now shed some light on that process...

All the signs are pointing to Wilson Bethel making a huge impact in season three of Daredevil as the villainous Bullseye but had things played out slightly differently, the actor could have landed the role of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper when Marvel Studios was looking to cast the Star Spangled superhero for Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011.

During a recent interview, Bethel explained what happened during the audition process and how it felt to miss out on what was then arguably set to be the biggest role of his career. 

"I mean that was both, probably the single most exciting time of my life and also the single most devastating when it didn't happen. But, yeah, that was eight years ago now. They put me in the Cap suit and did everything. So, I screen tested it at Marvel with a number of other guys. They ended up releasing all the other guys... I was meeting with Joe Johnson to discuss the role and see story boards. So, it was this insane period where during that time I kind of thought that maybe I was going to actually get the role. I actually screen tested again a second time a month later on my birthday."

You can probably see where this story is going as it was a couple of days later that he learned who would actually be playing Captain America. It must have hurt to come so close (trying on the costume, etc.) only to then miss out so narrowly. 
"And then, I think it was like one or two days later that they made the announcement that Chris Evans got the part. So, to be perfectly honest, that was one of the hardest moments in my professional career. And it spun me out for a while to be honest with you. But I'm also a firm believer that things happen as they're supposed to, and obviously, Chris did an incredible job in that role. And my life, while it hasn't brought me to lead the Avengers, has been really rich and rewarding in other ways. So, I can't spend too much time lamenting it. And honestly, just the fact that things have kind of come full circle in a way, and I still get to be a dude in a suit, is pretty exciting."

It's now damn near impossible to imagine anyone other than Chris Evans suiting up as Captain America and while it must have hurt Bethel to learn that he wouldn't be joining The Avengers, getting to play a character as complex and interesting as Bullseye certainly goes some way in making it up to him. Do you think he would have made a good Cap? Let us know your thoughts below.
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