Captain America ‘Smith’


Comic book creator Stan Lee wants actor Will Smith to be the first black Captain America if Barack Obama wins the presidential elections. According to, a movie based on the comic book hero will be made by 2011 and actor Matthew McConaughey is being linked with the role. But Lee has hinted that the lead could go to Smith if Obama becomes the first black president.

Lee said, “I would love us to do something with Will Smith. It would be a real leap to make Captain America black... then again, I don’t know. It might be a really smart thing. If Barack Obama becomes president, who knows... suddenly a lot of our characters will be black.” —HNS