Finally, some update on the upcoming “Captain America” movie. On the set of “Iron Man”, Marvel Studios’ President of Production Kevin Feige told the gathered throngs of press about Marvel’s massive slate of current and upcoming comic book properties-turned-movies. Most interesting to us is the update on “Captain America”, which Feige says, “We’ll have to play with Captain America as being a patriotic propoganda machine on one hand but also being a very human Steve Rogers, … [an] interesting, fascinating hero in his own right.”
Feige goes on:
Is the script they’re developing a period piece? “Right now what we’re developing would be about half and half,” Feige said.
Feige said that Captain America will aim for a PG-13 rating, like Iron Man. The comic studio has brought on writer David Self (Road to Perdition) to draft a screenplay. A director will be announced soon, Feige said. Production is expected to begin in a year.
Self is a good writer, and I’m dying to see a Captain America movie, especially in today’s climate of terrorism, propaganda, and manufactured patriotism.