Marvel Studios was apparently so pleased with the overwhelmingly positive reaction to their “Captain America: The First Avenger” Super Bowl spot that they’ve already re-hired Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, the writers on the first film, back to start work on a sequel for them.
Of course, all this means it that the studio is giving McFeely and Markus first crack at the script, but as with all things Hollywood blockbuster-ish, scripts get polished, writers added on, and notes handed out. Still, penny-pinching Marvel voluntarily paying two guys for a draft of a “Captain America 2” before the movie even opens does give you some indication of the studio’s current mindset when it comes to the good Captain. They are very happy, and very positive, and this will only bode well for the first Avenger as he prepares to invade movie screens July 22, 2011.
Now the question is, what can we expect from a sequel? Since the first movie takes place during WWII, and is book-ended with scenes that leads directly into “The Avengers” movie, it probably makes sense, continuity-wise, to set “Captain America 2” after “The Avengers”.
And in case you missed it, here’s that Super Bowl TV spot that got everyone so hot and bothered: