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The First Avenger: Captain America Update

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  • Joe Johnston has signed on to direct Marvel Studios' "The First Avenger: Captain America" based on characters developed by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. The film will be produced by Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige. Executive Producers on the project are Louis D'Esposito, Stan Lee and Marvel Studios' Chairman David Maisel. Paramount Pictures will distribute "The First Avenger: Captain America" worldwide. The film will come to theaters domestically on May 6, 2011.
  • LOGLINE: In the early days of the Marvel Universe, Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.
  • Johnston is currently directing "The Wolf Man," which comes to theaters early next year. He is developing "The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud". Johnston previously directed "October Sky," "Jumanji," "Jurassic Park III," "The Rocketeer" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." Johnston won an Academy Award® in 1982 for Best Visual Effects for "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
  • Marvel Studios most recently announced an agreement with Raleigh Studios to film each of its next four films at Raleigh's facility in Manhattan Beach, CA which will include "The First Avenger: Captain America."
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val9001
val9001

It's clear that a majority of MARVEL fans... and devotees of it's recent movies have made the issue of Chris Evans clear. Although, we like his previous accomplishments in FF and other recent movies... he's shown to follow a pre-set type of character into all his acting roles. These comments that have been posted, for the most part... have shown insight and genuine concern for the upcoming movie of Captain America. I for one would like to be re-assured, that the choice the Marvel Execs have made for chosing Chris as the lead role was not solely done on recognition factor... As all other blogs were pointing to from the other choices that came up during interviews. Consider all these comments posted here and other supported sites that wish this movie to do well because of its monumental importance in the scope of what's in-store in the future for the Marvel and Avengers movies. I for one am willing to give Chris Evans a chance to portray, honor and capture the most important role, to date... Steve Rogers as Captain America. We have grown jaded by the tried and tested methods that most studios chose to follow after time and time failed attempts to make the most money and not consider the consequences. If i'm not asking to much... can we get some feedback or are these boards and blogs just for our sake? Make Mine Marvel!

silverliberty
silverliberty

Obviously Marvel exects(who think they know better when they screw up Steve Rogers history) are NOT gonna change Chris Evans as Cap. There loss. ALOT of fans who were looking forward to this movie are NOT gonna see it just because they decided to go ahead with Evans as Cap. Not that I hate C. Evans. I liked most of the movies he was in. But he doesnt look like Cap, he doesnt have the leadership presence that is needed for CA. Sorry Marvel, I cant make you mine after this stuped decision!

RHauser
RHauser

I hope Baron Heinrich Zemo is in the Captain America movie! That would be awesome, The Red Skull and Baron Zemo!!!

scottddk
scottddk

How does one sign up to be an extra for the movie?

Freaiser
Freaiser

I do agree with Cesar and Allegro, really should get a unique actor, not that I dont like Evans, he is the Human Torch, that's the problem. I bet most people are looking foward for a new face and twist in future movie like in the old book that i got from my uncle where you actually saw all the gangs team up and stuff like that for ultimate showdown, putting the same actor with 2 role... make this unreal, even with CGI and Blue screen and what not, it would still be the same guy twice.

Allegro
Allegro

Cap is my favorite SuperHero. Please,choose an unique actor like you did since now. The face of America must be unique as his Captain. Stefano.

cesaracortez
cesaracortez

Dear Marvel Marvel "Your Universe", I as a Marvel fan must speak out my mind. If it is our universe please listen to the fans when they say that Chris Evans is not the one who we want to play the roll of one of the greatest heroes that ever lived.. i personally feel that Marvel may be doing what DC comics are doing to the green lantern having Ryan Reynolds play his roll... its joke.. Its nothing personal against the actors its just that we fan need some one that are not going to be turning away from the screen while the movie plays.. Cap is the heart and soul of marvel, please think about having Evans play the roll of this Heroe, cap is much bigger, and much heroic. he already has the roll of the human tourch which is perfect for him.. but for all of the fan sake please choose some one else and dont ruin our Universe by having him act the roll of good old Cap

JuanFox71
JuanFox71

Good luck with the movie and many important successes for the Captain America saga. GOD bless you and get the best result. We look forward with great joy this project. Chris Evans and wish you the best esmerate to make a great papale because it is a big responsibility. We wish you the best hits from COLOMBIA, South America

L0STTone
L0STTone

Chris Evan is an interesting choice for Captain America given his past work in movies. I mostly recall him being in roles with a comedic twist with a touch of arrogance. Roles that Sean William Scott AKA "Stifler" would play. I have pictured Captain America's charactor being very close to Tom Hank's Capt John Miller from "Saving Private Ryan" and Damin Lewis' Maj Winters from "Band of Brothers." I hope the director and writers don't try to make Cap similar to Evans previous roles. If they do, Captain America will be Marvel's "Batman & Robin

123
123

[i] "Sure, but sources tell me that Brad Pitt or Leonardo Decaprio will be Captain America"[/i] Dude! Say it ain't so, VillianSlayer!Forgive me for being a 'tad bit' selfish and "Old School" here :) but a-la Donner's choice of "new comer" Reeves for Superman, I'd like to see MY Captain America played by an Actor WITHOUT a bunch of previous "movie character baggage." So with that said...Gentlemen (Mr. Johnston, D'Esposito, Feige, Lee and Maisel) if you're reading this...PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE consider JOSH HOPKINS for America's Greatest Patriot! Not only does he look the part and fit the physical build, he is one HELL-OF-AN actor! p.s. Johnston was DEFINITELY the right call! Hip-Hip, Marvel! Hip-Hip!

Xplicit_Kontent
Xplicit_Kontent

Yea im very eager to see who will play Steve Rogers....also the costume must be sick for the movie character for it to really fly with fans

VillianSlayer
VillianSlayer

Sure, Captain America is a true American Patriot. But until the war comes Iron Man will be waiting, after the Avengers Assemble.The Civil War is coming!!

VillianSlayer
VillianSlayer

Sure, but sources tell me that Brad Pitt or Leonardo Decaprio will be Captain America

VillianSlayer
VillianSlayer

Im also excited about The First Avenger: Captain America movie but who will be the actor?

cursethemartyr8
cursethemartyr8

Tom Brady. lol if he could act, he's got the look I think... I think Leo would do a good job and bring some credibility to it, but who knows. The casting will make or break this movie... I'm SO pumped!

johnnysword
johnnysword

The director of Jumanji & Jurassic Park III ?!? Oh man, they should not be advertising that fact!

adrienne.gowan
adrienne.gowan

I am ready to see this movie! I can't wait to see who shows up in this one and how they tie this one to the Avengers Movie. If it is even half as good as Iron Man, it will be awesome. I hope they can find somebody to play Steve Rogers like Robert Downey Jr. played Tony Stark.:x23:

Nova1
Nova1

Nick Cage is a good actor...Vin is an action actor. Need I say more?

Xurge3dboy
Xurge3dboy

[quote] ok i gotta say it am i the only one who thinks that both vin diesel and nick cage are some horrible horrible actors? lets face it diesel is really one dimensional and nick cage i could have a retarded chimp act better than that guy... case in point ghost rider, WICKER MAN, next, bangkok dangerous, gaurding tess, windtalkers the list goes on at least diesel sticks to movies that are good for him. i could see leonardo decaprio playing cap guy needs to buff up some but sure he is a good actor. I really wish they would have gotten cristopher nolan to do this movie after the success of the dark knight they should have just given him what he wanted and let him do the movie how he saw fit. i really hope they do a good job with this movie and really do it justice i hope it comes out better than the dark knight.[/quote] you are messed up in the brain. nic cage and vin diesel are incredible actors you just have horrible taste in movies. so go where the sun doesn't shine alright?

wayne972002
wayne972002

ok i gotta say it am i the only one who thinks that both vin diesel and nick cage are some horrible horrible actors? lets face it diesel is really one dimensional and nick cage i could have a retarded chimp act better than that guy... case in point ghost rider, WICKER MAN, next, bangkok dangerous, gaurding tess, windtalkers the list goes on at least diesel sticks to movies that are good for him. i could see leonardo decaprio playing cap guy needs to buff up some but sure he is a good actor. I really wish they would have gotten cristopher nolan to do this movie after the success of the dark knight they should have just given him what he wanted and let him do the movie how he saw fit. i really hope they do a good job with this movie and really do it justice i hope it comes out better than the dark knight.

Xurge3dboy
Xurge3dboy

no, renolds is a good actor but he is not a good enough for the role of the capt.

Nova1
Nova1

[quote@mrbusby Like Ryan Reynolds, who did a fair job as Wesleys sidekick in Blade III.[/quote] Thing is...he is going to be Deadpool. Don't think that he will be Captain America too.

DisgruntledOne
DisgruntledOne

Vin Diesel: No hair, no voice, his incessant glowering is not a Cap trait.Leonardo DiCaprio: too old, too puny, weak voice, has the hair but nothing else.Nicholas Cage: OMG, Ghost Rider was horrible, Elektra was pooped out of a movie machine somewhere and sold exclusively on Jennifer Garner's tight package. NC would make an awful Cap, has stupid hair, sleepy-time voice. Might as well suggest Keanu Reeves. Blech.Daniel Craig: too old. Not a bad suggestion, but he is too mature.Will Smith: Sorry, but Cap is not an African-American. Now, if you want to cast The Falcon, then we can talk.Cap has to be played by a younger guy, someone late 20s, early 30s. Probably will have to be someone we aren't familiar with, or someone that this role would be a reach for, like Robert Downey, Jr as Stark. Like Ryan Reynolds, who did a fair job as Wesleys sidekick in Blade III.Might have to recruit from American Gladiators. They already have the correct colors in their uniforms. Hell, the women on that show have as much testosterone as Cap.

SPNWareZ
SPNWareZ

[quote:af08592531="Nova#1"][quote@Xurge3dboy okay how 'bout nic cage?he has the voice and "hair" for it.[/quote] :lol: At least he has hair...thing is he already played Ghost Rider.[/quote] I heard that Leonardo Di Caprio was going to play Cap. This was a long time ago b4 Iron Man And The Incredible Hulk was released.

SPNWareZ
SPNWareZ

Kewl. This movie is going to be g8. I remember The Rocketeer, boy that movie was good back in the day, sure this movie will kick some ass!!!

Nova1
Nova1

[quote@Xurge3dboy okay how 'bout nic cage?he has the voice and "hair" for it.[/quote] :lol: At least he has hair...thing is he already played Ghost Rider.

mobieus
mobieus

never really was a captain america fan but he did have some tantilizing allies and enemies ,lets hope there all included in the movie :cap:

Xurge3dboy
Xurge3dboy

okay how 'bout nic cage?he has the voice and "hair" for it.

Xurge3dboy
Xurge3dboy

he may not have the voice for it but he is still a good actor no matter what

Nova1
Nova1

[quote@Xurge3dboy no, i think that vin diesel should be steve rogers[/quote] No way...guy doesn't have the voice for it, or the look. He needs hair :lol:

Lady_Sif
Lady_Sif

Great choice! The director sounds fantastic, that will be an amazing movie!

Xurge3dboy
Xurge3dboy

i kind of agree with you. although i still think that vin should be the capt.

coldwarmyth
coldwarmyth

I love the Rocketeer. For that alone, Joe's a perfect choice for WW2 w/a slightly sci-fi/superheroic edge.

Xurge3dboy
Xurge3dboy

no, i think that vin diesel should be steve rogers

brownc4
brownc4

How about Daniel Craig as Steve Rogers?

john.koch
john.koch

Do we know who will play Cap

Peasily
Peasily

He makes corny movies. Was hoping that they'd approach it like the current Bru/Epting book, with a couple dashes of Kirby and Steranko.

eardrum
eardrum

[quote@nynjsoldierboy I'm happy with the pick for director, and I only hope that they make an equally smart decision with the casting.[/quote] Rumours talked about Will Smith as Steve Rogers. I don't know what to say about it, it could be interesting to have a not-white-blond-haired guy to impersonate Mister American Dream ( and since the previous blond actors from the old Cap America movies were so lame ). But i think Smith lacks the needed charisma to play Steve Rogers. In my opinion the casted actor will be an unknown face ( and it will be simpler and cheaper for the producers... )

tyantony
tyantony

Absolutely over the moon. it is awesome that we finally have some action o the Cap front. Will be buzzing till then. Hope they do pick a good actor to play the role. Just as they did with iron man

wayne972002
wayne972002

i got the feeling like this will either be marvels finest hour in the movie biz or even more shameful than the disasters that were daredevil or elektra... this director along with who ever they cast as steve rogers will have their work cut out for them big time. i am really hoping this will be the same success as the dark knight. go cap!!!!!!!! :cap: :hawkeye: :thor:

DisgruntledOne
DisgruntledOne

Who is cast as Steve Rogers will make or break this movie. Also another movie killer might be if producers try to "Bruckheimer" this, dressing some dork up in the red, white, and blue and blow stuff up around him. Something along the lines of what Favreau did to Iron Man would be passible. People seemed to like the 2nd Hulk, directed by Leterrier, so that might be good. Of course, Steve is an action guy, so if the producers could do the same for him that was done to Blade, that would be cool, too. None of those movies particularly reeked.

max4em
max4em

I'm very happy to hear the movie has a director and the choice is a good one. Rocketeer has kind of like a same feeling as Cap's origin story, plus its set in the same time period so it should be interesting. Can't wait for May 2011. :cap:

DareDevilmanic
DareDevilmanic

This movie is going to be the bomb i've waited so long now i no the relese date. This makes me even more exicted for the Thor movie.

Nova1
Nova1

All I am really wanting to know is who is going to play Steve Rogers. It is good that they have a good director...but I think this will actually get rolling with a cast. Many movies have signed directors, screen writers, etc. and never gotten off the ground....

wayne972002
wayne972002

this is awesome i wonder how they are going to do this if the first like 30 or 45 min of the movie will be in ww2 and then modern day for the rest of the movie. should be awesome. only problem i have withthe director is JURRASIC PARK 3 could that have been any worse of a movie?

I_procastinate
I_procastinate

this is awesome news. i love all the movies this guy directed.Captain America should be ace

abejarano54
abejarano54

I'm so glad to hear news like this. For a while now I was wondering if anything was going to happen and now so news. I hope the script is done and casting can start. I can't wait to see Cap on the bid Screen