New Featurette for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, Plus Screenwriter Steven McFeeley Talks Sequel

     June 21, 2011

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We’ve got some Captain America news for you today. As with most Marvel movies, Captain America: The First Avenger will be getting a sequel. We learned back in February that The First Avenger scribes Stephen McFeeley and Christopher Markus had been tapped to start work on the screenplay for a sequel. Well now, even though the first film hasn’t even hit theaters yet, McFeeley recently spoke a bit about the follow-up, saying that they’re working on how to incorporate more period material into the sequel.

Hit the jump to see what he said, and to check out a new featurette from the film. Starring Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, and Hugo Weaving. Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters July 22nd in 3D.

captain-america-first-avenger-poster-chris-evans-01Given that Cap ends up in present day in The Avengers, which directly follows the timeline of The First Avenger, McFeeley was asked by Screen Junkies if there was room in a sequel to go back to World War II:

“Well, our hope is that there is room and we’re negotiating how to do that now. The story will likely be in the present day. We’re experimenting with flashback elements for more period World War II stuff. I can’t say much more than that but we made it baggy enough to refer to more stories in the past.”

While I’d love to see more period stuff from Captain America, finding a feasible way to return to that time period that doesn’t feel awkward is going to be tough. When asked if they intentionally left gaps in The First Avenger so that they could return to that time period later on, McFeeley responded thusly:

“Absolutely. He had more adventures than just the one you’re going to see in the movie.”

So it sounds like they’re definitely committed to finding a way back to the 1940’s. This may be the right way to go, as early buzz on Joe Johnston’s film has been very positive.

A new featurette for Captain America: The First Avenger was recently released. We know we’re a little late getting to this, but it’s actually pretty cool. The featurette is centered on Cap’s shield, with Evans and Co. talking about the shield itself, and the different practical shields they used on set. They even address its appearance in Iron Man and Iron Man 2.

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