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Stan Lee: 'Smith could be black Captain'

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Stan Lee: 'Smith could be black Captain'

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Stan Lee has commented that Will Smith could be in the frame to play Captain America.

The comics creator stated that a movie based on the character, to be released in 2011, could feature the actor.

He told Moviefone: "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."

Lee added that such a casting may be down to who makes it to the White House in November, as a Barack Obama victory could affect Hollywood.

"It might be a really smart thing. If Barack Obama becomes President who knows... suddenly a lot of our characters will be black," he said.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Leonardo DiCaprio was the top choice among Marvel executives to play Captain America.

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