Joe Johnston to direct Captain America flick

Follow ryanjdrf1992:
By ryanjdrf1992 - 6/1/2009
It appears that Joe Johnston has been signed to driect the heroes first movie. This is the guy that has brought us such classics such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and Jumanji. Now those movies do not seem to qualify him for such a movie as Cap's, there are many other things he has done. He was the visual arts director on three Star Wars movies, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. As well he directed Jurassic Park III. Though this is the only true action/suspense movie that he has directed. However he is currently helming Universals new The Wolf Man movie due out later this year. Now it is these last few that spark my interest. Clearly he has the expeience in the visual effects job, and im sure that experience could help him when making a movie such as Captain America. As for his directing skills. I am waiting to see this new Wolf Man movie to judge for myself, what quality of work this guy can produce.

Source: IMDb
DISCLAIMER: This article was submitted by a volunteer contributor who has agreed to our code of conduct. ComicBookMovie.com is protected from liability under "safe harbor" provisions and will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement. For expeditious removal, contact us HERE.
7
LIKE!
47 Comments
1 2
YohonKalic - 6/1/2009, 4:49 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

So much for this movie being good.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
RorMachine - 6/1/2009, 5:10 PM
Is this confirmed? Whats your source ryanjdrf1992?
THEHAWK - 6/1/2009, 5:39 PM
This has been out for a while Ror. oh he also directed Hidalgo
JoshWilding - 6/1/2009, 5:42 PM
i dont think this is any more than a rumour-Marvel picked quality directors for Hulk, Iron Man and Thor-Cap is one of their most important characters, i cant see them picking this guy as director!
ClintEastwood - 6/1/2009, 5:43 PM
I think he directed The Rocketeer a while back, right?
crostron1992 - 6/1/2009, 6:30 PM
hes a well estaished director and stuff but im not sure about this movie
rockingrich1webb - 6/1/2009, 6:31 PM
Now I feel afraid
rockingrich1webb - 6/1/2009, 6:31 PM
Now I feel afraid
ClintEastwood - 6/1/2009, 6:33 PM
It would be good enough for me if they just put some Cap clips into 'Saving Private Ryan'. Hahaahaaha
ClintEastwood - 6/1/2009, 6:33 PM
It would be good enough for me if they just put some Cap clips into 'Saving Private Ryan'. Hahaahaaha
darkclaw - 6/1/2009, 6:34 PM
I say micheal bay to direct...just think about it guys...a movie like transformers with all of the action and excellent special affects only for Captain America!!!
leik777 - 6/1/2009, 6:42 PM
No i disagree, i feel Marvel hit the spot with this guy, he really is the man for THIS job. Im not saying he's the greatest director ever or anything like that, but just look at what he's done, and the style that is intricate in all his work, visually and character wise, and the type of stories he chooses to direct and create. Watch the pattern and you'll see what a well crafted film he'll make for old Cap.
leik777 - 6/1/2009, 6:42 PM
No i disagree, i feel Marvel hit the spot with this guy, he really is the man for THIS job. Im not saying he's the greatest director ever or anything like that, but just look at what he's done, and the style that is intricate in all his work, visually and character wise, and the type of stories he chooses to direct and create. Watch the pattern and you'll see what a well crafted film he'll make for old Cap.
TheSoulEater - 6/1/2009, 6:58 PM
Didn't he do Hildago? I trust him
YohonKalic - 6/1/2009, 6:59 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TheHawk

You are the man, I loved Hidalgo. I was looking at the movies this guy did and none of them really stand out as being great, but Hidalgo was an epic movie. Thank you for renewing my faith in this guy.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ClintEastwood - 6/1/2009, 7:15 PM
I think his movies all have a very "american" feel to them if that makes any sense.
realfirstavenger - 6/1/2009, 7:20 PM
hidalgo was a great movie
but this guy does not really seem to be the guy to direct Cap based on his resume
dellamorte1872 - 6/1/2009, 7:46 PM
i didnt think DAVID SLADE was overly qualified to direct CAP either let alone this "new" guy they got now!
Phinehas - 6/1/2009, 8:11 PM
@ Clint Eastwood:
I know what you mean and agree. I hope that will translate onto this film.
ryanjdrf1992 - 6/1/2009, 8:12 PM
you know if it were up to me i would have Spielberg direct it. Not only is he an all around amazing director but he has made some very good WWII movies such as Saving Private Ryan. Also i do not think it would be a terrible idea to have Tom Hanks involved. He is really into WWII and could provide some good insite i think. He help make the HBO special Band of Brothers a while back. Thats what i think this pic should look like to me. Somehow they should have those two guys involved
joob234 - 6/1/2009, 8:23 PM
ryanjdrf1992 @ spielberg and hanks were BOTH producers for band of brothers, not just hanks.
ClintEastwood - 6/1/2009, 9:33 PM
As much as I love Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, I fear that if both were a part of the movie it would be considered a superhero ripoff.
ClintEastwood - 6/1/2009, 9:33 PM
As much as I love Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, I fear that if both were a part of the movie it would be considered a superhero ripoff.
ClintEastwood - 6/1/2009, 9:33 PM
As much as I love Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, I fear that if both were a part of the movie it would be considered a superhero ripoff.
dellamorte1872 - 6/1/2009, 9:38 PM
i dont think it would be a rip-off neither of em would wanna even concider it i bet. besides SPIELBERG has TIN-TIN!
ClintEastwood - 6/1/2009, 9:40 PM
Would be cool though, At least for a fan vid.
InstigatorGIRL - 6/1/2009, 10:18 PM
total sadness building up inside... T_T I still vote Jensen Ackles for Captain America! XD Good Choice Shaman!
Betty - 6/1/2009, 10:23 PM
He looks like meatloaf. Hi Instigator.

We should check his movies. Directors always pic their leads from the films they've done in the past.
InstigatorGIRL - 6/1/2009, 10:44 PM
OMG!!! Then it may be Hayden Christiansen or Harrison Ford!!!! lol. jk Or worst Rick Moranis!!!!
InstigatorGIRL - 6/1/2009, 10:46 PM
No I got it. The motherfrikin T-Rex will be Captain America!!!
Phinehas - 6/1/2009, 11:14 PM
Joe Johnston was hand-picked by Spielberg to do Jurassic Park III.

As an aside.

InstigatorGIRL? Is that your actual pic? Nice.
THEHAWK - 6/2/2009, 12:00 AM
@Betty. He directed Jumanji so we may be seeing a little Robin Williams/Cap action. He did Hidalgo so we could see some Viggo Mortenson/Cap action lo..that wouldn't be that bad actually. And Rick Moranis for Bucky!
THEHAWK - 6/2/2009, 12:06 AM
Honestly Hidalgo is enough to qualify him for this. Jumanji was good too it was very unique. He would probably bring an unique take on the film.

I say we give it a shot, Marvel has been on the ball so far with the directors:

Jon Favreau for Ironman and Avengers
Lewis Leterrier for Incredible Hulk

The amazing Kenneth Branagh for Thor.

I say give this shmo a chance.
Spilox - 6/2/2009, 1:02 AM
Please let the T-rex be the captain :D!
@Hawk: Hidalgo and Jumanji are great movies and definatally very unique! We should give this guy a chance. :D
alten2345 - 6/2/2009, 1:13 AM
A lot of the bad sh*t that contributes to a movie being bad/awful has to do with the screenplay so you can't always blame the director. I say give the guy a chance

Now with that being said, the guys who wrote both Transformers movies also wrote the screenplay for Star Trek. I'm willing to bet you can see where I'm going with this:

Star Trek: very very solid film.
Reason: Great director and great screenplay

Transformers: not so solid.
Reason: Michael "all my movies look and sound the same" Bay.


I rest my case.
TheMyth - 6/2/2009, 5:09 AM
@InstigatorGirl: T-Rex could be Cap... wtf that was random lol. Like the first time I watched Jimmy Neutron with my kid and at the end of the show a 3-eyed monkey turns around and says, "Hi. I'm Paul." Dunno, caught me off guard, I visualized, then nearly pissed myself.

Hidalgo rocked. JP3 is the only let down I can think of from this guy, and that was a decent movie when you consider the acting and character involvement. I think he is a good choice, the guy has a humility in his style that is perfect for Cap and he could probably bring great inspiration to the actor portraying him. Jensen Ackles for Cap!!!!
alten2345 - 6/2/2009, 7:11 AM
@Themyth

F*ck Jensen Ackles lol:) He was on Days of Our Lives and Dawson's Creek for sh*t's sake. Yes I know everybody thinks he's fantastic on Supernatural but I just don't see him as Cap.

By the by I wouldn't get your hopes up on him playing Cap. I'm sure you know this already but he's rumored to be cast in Resident Evil 4 as Leon Kennedy although he might be done filming that in time to film Cap.

PS I'm sure Jensen Ackles is a great actor and I'm just busting your balls:)
JoshWilding - 6/2/2009, 8:50 AM
ill be happy with wentworth miller or jensen ackles for cap..!
InstigatorGIRL - 6/2/2009, 10:06 AM
Jensen is Playing Leon in the next Resident Evil?? That actually would fit him in my opinion.
TheMyth - 6/2/2009, 2:18 PM
@alten2345: Really? Leon is finally going to be in a live action RE, huh. About time. I was skeptical about Jensen for a bit too, until I saw him in My Bloody Valentine 3D. It was Jensen Ackles and Kerr Smith that carried that movie. Those 2 were quite impressive and had great chemistry together as well as keeping the "who-dunit" aspect alive between just these 2.It is rare that I can't predict immediately who the killers are and things like that in a horror flic, and these guys really pulled it off. I really couldn't care less that they were on such shows as Dawsons Crack and some soap operas, Jensen has loads of potential and I think he can pull it off.
1 2

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.