Chris Pine - AKA Captain Kirk in Star Trek - is the latest actor to be linked with the role of Captain America.
A scooper for CinemaSpy reports: "Paramount and Marvel are pretty close to closing a deal on casting Steve Rogers/Captain America and fans might be excited to learn that the short list includes somebody a lot of fans speculated about, Chris Pine. From what I'm hearing, he's the frontrunner right now, though that could change."
The news is uncorroborated, so should be treated as speculation for the moment. If Pine does sign on for the part, he'll have to juggle the role with playing Kirk in future Star Trek movies and Jack Ryan in Paramount's reboot of the Tom Clancy series.
According to The First Avenger: Captain America director Joe Johnston however, a casting announcement is due in the next couple of weeks as filming is set to begin this June, so we'll know soon enough if the news is true.