After Captain America: The First Avenger, we’ll definitely see quite a bit of Cap in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers when that comes out.
The Captain America sequel will follow the release of The Avengers and may be revisiting his past with some 1940s action while having it set in the present day, according to screenwriters Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely.
PopcornBiz spoke with the two screenwriters and garnered quite a bit of information regarding Cap’s sequel.
We certainly want at least a portion of the ’40’s, I think. The span of [Captain America: The First Avenger] is about two or three years, and there’s a few times in the film where you jump four months ahead, you jump six months ahead. So we did that with the intention of saying, ‘Okay, there are certainly unseen adventures that Captain America went on in that period that if we want to, we can go back and explore later.
Markus explained the rationale behind the movie being set in the present day rather than making a movie entirely of 1940s action, and it makes perfect sense:
It might be doing a disservice not to address the present day Cap, particularly because so much of the comic book run right now is present day Cap – that ‘man out of time’ is the icon. The Captain America that most people know is really from kind of the reboot, when Stan Lee brought him back in ’63 and ’64, frozen from a block of ice. So his biggest personality trait is that he’s this man out of time, and for us, we didn’t have the opportunity [to explore that]. This was a guy in the RIGHT time.
On the possible inclusion of the other characters from the comics, including Sharon Carter (who is a relative of Peggy Carter) and The Falcon.
I want both of them! Sharon is meaty, almost to a point where you get a little uncomfortable because her relation to Peggy has shifted over the years, as time has passed. She’s the sister, she’s the cousin, she’s the niece. You have to walk a fine line there because it does seem like you’re dating your girlfriend’s daughter. Falcon is awesome. We can’t play with time so much to have Cap go back to Harlem in the ’70’s and clean up the streets, but it would be awesome to go straight up, like, ‘Shaft’ with Cap and the Falcon.
And on the perks they had the chance to enjoy in preparation for writing the sequel’s screenplay… the lucky bastards:
We got to read Iron Man 2 and Thor, and now Avengers before they come out. So we know things that no one else knows…I mean, we talked to Joss Whedon a little bit. We didn’t have a chance to talk to any of the other writers, but it’s mostly just fun and kind of an added bonus to know that your McGuffin [the plot device that motivates the action] is coming from a room that you’re going to see in Thor and that one of your characters is the father of the guy in Iron Man. It’s not so much a burden as it is this little extra layer of excitement.
I’m actually interested in seeing where they take this Captain America sequel; it looks like they know what they’re dealing with. What do you guys think?
Source: Geek Tyrant