Why Tron: Legacy star turned down the lead in Captain America

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Garrett Hedlund, who'll be starring in Tron: Legacy this December, didn't have to settle for a single blockbuster. He was a contender for the Captain America role, which ended up going to Chris Evans. But why would anyone give up a chance to hurl that shield?

The actor explained in a recent interview with Fade In:

"I met with the director last year before going to shoot Country Strong. Then, when they'd come in and talked to me about it, we'd just continually pass on it because of scheduling. Also, to be in something that had a second and a third film following it, we felt that TRON already had that, you know. To mix in another heroic character with that was not necessary. In short, we kind of always passed on it. I didn't really think that was my gig."

Do you think he made the right decision? Are two blockbusters really too much for any one actor?

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