It looks like Marvel Studio’s “Captain America” has taken yet another steps towards production, with the announcement of two writers to join the project. The men enlisting to help ol Cap make it to the big screen are Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, whose previous credits include both “Chronicles of Narnia” movies, “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”, and 2007’s wacky mob hitman comedy “You Kill Me”. For those concern that Marvel would be pulling some PC crap and turning Captain America into something he’s not, I wouldn’t fret; Marvel has made their intentions very clear that they plan to follow the path of the comic book character, and not turn Cap into a black guy played by Will Smith, or some other Hollywood bullshit.
So here’s more about the good Captain for those who may not be in the know (or read comic books):
Within the comics, the title “Captain America” applies to whomever is chosen by the U.S. government (which views itself as “owning” the persona) to wear the costume and bear the shield. For nearly all of the character’s publication history, however, Captain America was the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a sickly young man who was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum in order to aid the United States war effort. Captain America wears a costume that utilizes an American flag motif, and is armed with an indestructible shield that can be thrown as a weapon.
Basically, he’s a guy who wears a flag and slings a shield around at bad guys. You can read more about Captain over at Wikipedia.
“The First Avenger: Captain America” is still scheduled for 2011 as the prelude to “The Avengers” movie, which is planned to open a few months after the good Captain’s movie. Joe Johnston has already been announced as the film’s director.
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