Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"First Avenger: Captain America" - May 2011

"Chronicles Of Narnia" writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely continue developing a screenplay for Marvel Studios' "First Avenger: Captain America", to be directed by Joe "The Wolfman" Johnston and produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige.

Created in 1941 by artist Jack "King" Kirby and writer Joe Simon for Timely Comics, 'Captain America' is the heroic alter ego of 'Steve Rogers', rejected by the WW II-era US Army for being too sickly, only to volunteer for a steroidal experiment that turns him into a star-spangled beefcake super-hero.

Paired with an indestructible red white and blue shield, Cap becomes a patriotic symbol of the Allies' war effort, fighting his arch-nemesis, the Third Reich's homicidal 'Red Skull'.

Marvel Studios' upcoming self-financed slate of comic book-to-films including "Thor" and "Iron Man 2" will build towards an "Avengers" movie in 2011, featuring Marvel's most popular costumed super-heroes, including Cap, lost at sea during the war, frozen in a block of ice, then thawed out just in time to join the team in the modern era.

"First Avenger: Captain America" is targeting a theatrical release May 6, 2011.

Sneak Peek "Captain America"...