Further Confirmation Captain America Will be Set in WWII with Bucky

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The boys over at FirstShowing recently sat on a conference in Cali that was attended by Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige, who gave the audience an update on a lot of the studio’s coming “Avengers”-related movies. You can read most of those updates here, but FirstShowing did manage to get more, including further confirmation that “The First Avenger: Captain America” will indeed be set primarily (maybe all of it, even) in World War II, and will feature an appearance by Cap’s sidekick, Bucky.

Feige confirmed that it’s “primarily” a period piece that takes place during WWII. He said they went and looked at Raiders of the Lost Ark, which he says he “didn’t know” was a period piece when he was watching it. They want to make Captain America with the “same level of fun” as that. And in regards to director Joe Johnston, he said that this would be a little bit of The Rocketeer, lots of October Sky, and a little bit of the ship designs that Johnston did for Star Wars, alluding to how this is the perfect movie for him to direct. “It’s the movie his entire career has been leading towards.”

So there you have it. So what does this mean for all those rumors of Will Smith as Captain America? I would say it might put the kibosh on that notion, unless Marvel really wants to go the silly route and have us believe that white soldiers would rally around a black superhero back during WWII.

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  • Simmie

    Wait a minute…Kevin Feige didn’t know that “Raiders” was a period piece,
    and he’s working in the entertainment industry? He sounds overated.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I think he means you don’t notice really that its a period piece because you’re caught up in the action and the story. When I was a kid watching them I didn’t know either, until I actually learned a little history and was like wait why are they fighting Nazis, there haven’t been Nazi’s in….Ooooohhh ok I get it. They didn’t really time stamp the movies til the 3rd one. Yes there are alot of things that point out the general period, but most kids didn’t know that til they were watching the movies again at age 10 0r 12.

      Also a period peice really has to encompass alot of the history and the times, and though “Raiders was set in the 40′s” just about everything felt modern, witha retro-pulpy feel. I think that’s the feeling they want. Yeah you know it’s WWII but other than that you aren’t concerened about historical accuracy, you’re just having fun.

  • Simmie

    Wait a minute…Kevin Feige didn’t know that “Raiders” was a period piece,
    and he’s working in the entertainment industry? He sounds overated.

    • Deadpool3678

      I think he means you don’t notice really that its a period piece because you’re caught up in the action and the story. When I was a kid watching them I didn’t know either, until I actually learned a little history and was like wait why are they fighting Nazis, there haven’t been Nazi’s in….Ooooohhh ok I get it. They didn’t really time stamp the movies til the 3rd one. Yes there are alot of things that point out the general period, but most kids didn’t know that til they were watching the movies again at age 10 0r 12.

      Also a period peice really has to encompass alot of the history and the times, and though “Raiders was set in the 40′s” just about everything felt modern, witha retro-pulpy feel. I think that’s the feeling they want. Yeah you know it’s WWII but other than that you aren’t concerened about historical accuracy, you’re just having fun.