Deadline is reporting that Neal McDonough is in talks to play Dum Dum Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger, and I for one am psyched.
In the comics Dugan is a member of Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos, although I suspect that in the movie he’ll be in a group that mixes the Howlers and the Invaders. At any rate, he was Fury’s second in command and best bud, and thanks to comic book magic he’s still around as a member of SHIELD.
McDonough is no stranger to WWII, having fought the Kraut menace in Band of Brothers. I wonder if the fanboys who flipped their shit about Don Glover wanting to be Spider-Man will have conniptions since McDonough doesn’t resemble the red headed, husky and walrus-mustachioed Dugan at all. But who cares – he has a great presence and energy, and he’ll probably be terrific.
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey