Monday, November 10, 2008

When "Captain America" Throws His Mighty Shield...

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Joe "The Wolfman" Johnston will direct “First Avenger: Captain America” for Marvel Studios, with Marvel's Kevin Feige producing.

"This is a guy who designed the vehicles for 'Star Wars' and storyboarded the convoy action sequence for 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' " Feige said about Johnston.

"From 'Rocketeer' to 'October Sky' to 'The Wolf Man,' you can look at pieces of his movies and see how they lead to this one."

'Captain America' is the alter ego of 'Steve Rogers', who is rejected by the Army for being too sickly and then undergoes an experiment that takes him to the pinnacle of human form.

The character was created in 1941 but then disappeared in the 1950s. He was revived during the early Marvel era and reintroduced as part of the "Avengers".

"Captain America", scheduled for release May 6, 2011, will be set during World War II...