We’ve all been dying to see what Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin are going to be doing with AMC’s ‘Preacher‘ and it sounds as if they have figured out casting for Reverend Jesse Custer! In fact, it looks as if they are in the process of poaching a Marvel alum that you’ll all recognize. From ‘Captain America: The First Avenger‘ and ‘Agent Carter‘ it seems as if Dominic Cooper (‘Warcraft‘,’Dracula Untold‘) is at the very top of the studio’s short list.
That being said, just because the studio wants him doesn’t mean he’ll be signing on any time soon. While unsure of any future commitments he might have with Marvel and his other projects, we do know that at the time of this writing an official offer hasn’t been sent to him.
With production set to begin this summer we should expect news of a lead being chosen sooner than later. Personally I’ve become a huge fan of Cooper’s work and while he isn’t the first name I would have picked to play Custer, I believe he has the acting chops to pull it off.
Could you see Cooper playing the lead in ‘Preacher’? Which actor did you have in mind for the role? Share your thoughts below!
Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, and has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned his responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making him answer for his dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers —a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.
Source: The Tracking Board