In a summer movie season that was packed full of superhero movies, Captain America: The First Avenger separated itself from the pack as not only a critical success, but a popular one as well. The Marvel tent-pole film has brought in a more than respectable worldwide gross of $365 million dollars. In recent months, there has been so much anticipation for Marvel’s upcoming film version of The Avengers that all the studios other projects seem to have fallen through the cracks. However, in a recent interview with The HDRoom, the screenwriters of Captain America Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have shed some light on the film’s upcoming sequel.
One of the most major developments to come out of the interview, involves the setting of the film. McFeely is quoted as saying, “I think it’s safe for us to say that its primarily set in the modern day…Most people know the story of Captain America as this man out of time…(we will) explore Cap entering the modern day wondering, “What is all this? What has happened to the world?”. In an attempt to avoid any spoilers for those who have not seen the film, this is not a surprise. The sequel, which is tentatively scheduled for release in 2014, will be filmed and released after Chris Evans finishes his work on The Avengers, which all ready features his character Steve Rogers in the modern day. Accompanying this detail, Markus gives waiting fans a juicy tidbit, “We made a movie where the world was in context for Steve Rogers. It was a movie where it was a more pure time, where there were clearly black-and-white, right-and-wrong, good-and-evil scenarios. And Cap is a guy that symbolizes that. Now he’s in the now, and there is nothing black-and-white.”
This is a fascinating revelation on the direction of the next film. Chris Evans delivered a flawless performance in the first film, really zoning in on the idealism and the innocence of Steve Rogers as a character. Placing Rogers in the morally gray modern era, the writers have the potential to draft an interesting and dramatic story, where Evans can really shine in his portrayal of Steve Rogers. This reporter hopes that they bring back the terrific Sebastian Stan to explore the fascinating Winter Soldier story-line.
Captain America: The First Avenger can be purchased on DVD Tuesday October 25th. The DVD, which can be purchased at a number of different prices (based on your desire for special features), will be available in-stock from a majority of Denver area DVD retailers.
Will you be purchasing Captain America?