So yup, forget all that garbage you heard about Will Smith playing Captain America in “The First Avenger: Captain America” that popped up online last month thanks to an actor (who shall be nameless) with an overactive imagination, because Marvel has made it official, or at least according to Production Weekly, who has put out a synopsis of what the film will be about, and where it will be set. Yes, Captain America is still a skinny white kid name Steve Rogers, and yes, it its main setting will still be World War II, and it will follow Rogers as he becomes Captain America, the scourge of the Nazis and Hollywood Liberals everywhere.
Here’s the official storyline (via):
“Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the “Super-Soldier Serum” and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.”
Did I mention how much I love Marvel Studios? Seriously, Marvel forming their own studios to control the destiny of their own movies, based on their own properties was the best thing to ever happen to comic book geeks everywhere. Can you imagine had another Hollywood studio gotten their hands on Captain America?
“The First Avenger: Captain America” is being set up as the prelude to “The Avengers” movie, which is scheduled to be released a few months after “Captain America” hits theaters in 2011.
Below: Bar none, the best two pages from a comic book starring Captain America … EVER.