Captain America film update

Captain America film update

After unveiling some dazzling new Iron Man 2 footage at Comic-Con Saturday afternoon, Marvel Studios exec Kevin Feige took time to update us on another high-profile project in his company’s ambitious pipeline, The First Avenger: Captain America.

On the film’s storyline and how it might be shaped to appeal to an international audience:

“Captain America is really the story of Steve Rogers, like Peter Parker, like Bruce Banner, like Tony Stark. By the way, Tony Stark is about as jingoistic a guy there is. He’s always talking about America, what’s right for America, making weapons to go to war with the rest of the world with and [Iron Man] did extremely well overseas because his story was engaging. This movie is Steve Rogers’ origin story, and I think it is our burden to make Steve Rogers as appealing as any of our other characters ... he’s not just the perfect boy scout who follows order every time. He has ideals he wants to live up to.”

On the decision to set the movie in World War II and the possibility of an appearance by the 1940s-era supergroup the Invaders:

“Also, setting it in World War II — the Marvel version of World War II — I think is gonna open it up in another big way ... What’s funny is it will actually end up being, I think, our most diverse and our most international film, in terms of the content of the movies itself. It takes place overseas much more than any of our other films do. In terms of the cast, there’s a group that Steve works with that will have an opportunity for many more international actors than any of our other films.”

On potential villains:

“We are gonna explore those aspects of World War II that made Cap special: the Super Soldier program, Red Skull, Hydra, all of those things that exist in the Marvel version of it. As you know if you read the comic books, the origin of Captain America is really the origin of the Marvel universe ... it’s about that time in history when the idea of the superhero began to emerge.”

Feige, who was wearing a Marvel hat in case anyone forgot where he works, indicated that they're “about halfway though” developing the script, with a target date of June 2010 for the start of production. As far as casting is concerned, don’t expect any major announcements until October, when director Joe Johnston (The Wolf Man, Hidalgo) joins the production full-time.

Can a period-based comic book flick succeed in a genre dominated by glossy, futuristic films? And is The First Avenger: Captain America the latest example of franchise-obsessed Hollywood's disturbing trend towards comic book flicks with annoyingly cumbersome titles? We'll just have to wait and see, true believers.

Nice! This means the movie is progressing and we should know who is cast as Captain America soon.
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Shaman - 7/27/2009, 10:35 AM

NO, i'm not putting my damn sketch up LOL :P
LEEE777 - 7/27/2009, 11:09 AM
Good! ; D

An cool news!!!

TheShakeBake - 7/27/2009, 11:44 AM
Jackie Earle Haley for Red Skull!!!!!!!


See Ya, The ShakeBake
Phoenix9109 - 7/27/2009, 12:48 PM
If Jensen Ackles played Cap I think my soul would die....
Sam Worthington for Cap!
It's nice to know they're making progress with it, if even just a little bit.
JoshWilding - 7/27/2009, 12:53 PM
If you wont Shaman - I WILL!!! lol


thegreek - 7/27/2009, 12:57 PM
This will be a good movie that is all i'm saying.
GUNSMITH - 7/27/2009, 12:58 PM
TheGambitFreak - 7/27/2009, 1:00 PM
ackles is a very good choice but agree with KEVIN this movie sucks it doesn't have big C.G.I. robots in it! ha ha.
vonstallin - 7/27/2009, 1:05 PM
so the whole movie will be in the 1940's?
thats setting it up for a part 2 already...

I guess you could end it with him falling to the antartic or something.
xmentheeight - 7/27/2009, 1:05 PM
To properly set up the Avengers franchise and do Caps story justice, it has to be set in the WW II....on whether or not in can compete with the glossy fututistic stuff?!....I think it can. They're gonna get the azzes in the seats just on the strength alone of it being another comic book character and Captain America for that fact.....its gonna be up to them to deliver a top quality product to have that box office staying power.
kylemf88 - 7/27/2009, 1:24 PM
Super Natural is awesome but that dude is too short.
JoshWilding - 7/27/2009, 1:26 PM
kylemf88: Jensen Ackles is 6"1 - Captain America is 6"2
Thats an INCH difference!!!
Bamf7 - 7/27/2009, 1:29 PM
I'm excited to hear more about this movie...

On another note...ShakeBake why do you have to say "see ya then shake bake" after every post? It is your name. We already know that. Kind of annoying.
WulfComicFan - 7/27/2009, 1:43 PM
The guy who played Kirk's dad in the new Star Trek movie would do good. He's got a square jaw, and he's bulky enough, as for hair and eyes, just dye the hair and give him the same contacts as Chris PIne had. There ya go.

No Hackles of Worth-less-ington.
JoshWilding - 7/27/2009, 1:49 PM
WulfComicFan: you dont really keep up to date with the news do you, lol? The guy who played Kirk's dad is playing THOR!!!
InTylerWeTrust - 7/27/2009, 1:53 PM
Jensen Ackles=Captain America

jallanr - 7/27/2009, 1:57 PM
lol ya he is playin thor! :) anywayz, cant wait for this movie!

woo hoo!
superdog - 7/27/2009, 2:07 PM
oh what a frigen surprise. a captain america story followed by all kinds of pictures of jensen ackles and jason lewis (although his pictures are comspicuously absent). give it a rest guys :)

WWII is the only way to do a captain america movie. sets it up perfectly for the avengers.

freddie prinze jr for cap :) sorry guys, couldnt resist.
slimybug - 7/27/2009, 2:08 PM
I hope this means we'll get to see Namor and the original Torch in this too! That would be sweet!
JoshWilding - 7/27/2009, 2:10 PM
superdog: lol, i just saw the words 'Captain America' in the title and started posting pics - its become a reflex, lol!!
BlackCat1 - 7/27/2009, 2:20 PM
Can't wait for this movie I like that we got a hint at what he will be doing from Incredible Hulk with Blonsky running jumping and flipping around.
SHHH - 7/27/2009, 2:26 PM

Damn good idea
TheShakeBake - 7/27/2009, 2:27 PM
@Bamf7 lol idk i just do it since ur the only one who has ever said anything about it lol fine i will change it for u

superdog - 7/27/2009, 2:38 PM
josh@ ha, i think it is a reflex. and just to make the post complete
...ladies and gentlemen i give you captain america
future0fcomixs - 7/27/2009, 2:40 PM
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE! It would be cool to see Red Skull on the big screen and maybe Bucky too
GUNSMITH - 7/27/2009, 2:40 PM
BmanHall - 7/27/2009, 2:43 PM
It's nice that MARVEL is finally making these movies the way they should be made. I think Iron Man started the "Win" streak for them.
StephenStrange - 7/27/2009, 2:48 PM
Now this is very interesting. I have a situation here in which I can get myself into trouble by giving my opinion or just read the article , stress about it quietly, and get on with my day. I think at this point I will choose the latter and I will merely point out the possible meaning of these two statements:

"This movie is Steve Rogers’ origin story, and I think it is our burden to make Steve Rogers as appealing as any of our other characters ."


"it will actually end up being, I think, our most diverse and our most international film"

Does anyone else here see what he might be trying to say here in the roundabout?

A little something about the unpopularity of Patriotism perhaps? Or the prominece of anti American sentiment in the world? hmmmm?

I truly truly hope that the personal politics of the people involved don't ruin this movie.
AshleyWilliams - 7/27/2009, 2:52 PM

on topic-this is good,the invaders rock!
JoshWilding - 7/27/2009, 2:53 PM
Superdog: post is complete without humiliating Jason Lewis - i can sleep well tonight, lol!

DarthMulder: while i agree the word "burden" was an odd choice of words, him saying that it will be the "most diverse and our most international film" just means (in my opinion) that it will be set probably in Europe (as that is where Cap fought in WWII after all) and will thereby have foriegn characters and will hopefully feature other heroes like the UK's Spitfire and Union Jack!
Bamf7 - 7/27/2009, 2:56 PM
Yes! I think it would be cool to have the Invaders. They just have to cast Namor carefully, since chances are he could pop up in other movies. And how cool would it be to have Bucky, and later on in the next Cap movie have him as the Winter Soldier? This could be great news.

@ ShakeBake just thought I'd ask...haha. No offense. And yes, that's a great idea for the Red Skull, he's a great actor.
JoshWilding - 7/27/2009, 3:02 PM
Bamf7: I would also love to see The Winter Soldier in a future Captain America movie!!

Union Jack:


Talking of the UK' heroes, wonder whether we'll ever have a Captain Britain movie?
SupermanReturns2 - 7/27/2009, 3:27 PM
TheShakeBake - 7/27/2009, 3:30 PM

@Bamf7 yea he is great

im Hoping this movie ends with Cap falling into the ocean perfect for Iron Man 3 or Avengers to pick up on.

MisterNiceGuy - 7/27/2009, 3:38 PM
JoshWilding - 7/27/2009, 3:43 PM
Ozymandias: no, thank god!
InTylerWeTrust - 7/27/2009, 3:54 PM
Yeah, sure. Put in Sam I Can't Hold An American Accent For My Life Worthington. He should definately be Captain America.
superdog - 7/27/2009, 4:19 PM
josh@ we kicked your guys asses back in 1776 so we dont need your superheroes polluting our superheroes :)

i agree with you, the other cultures thing is becaused we saved all your asses in WWII so most of the movie will take place in europe, therefore necessitating other nationalities. :)
GUNSMITH - 7/27/2009, 4:40 PM
Kratos6 - 7/27/2009, 5:01 PM
Ryan Reynolds for cap!!
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