New has been coming out a bit more regular regarding the The First Avenger: Captain America
movie. Now that Iron Man 2
is in post and Thor
is headed for principal photography they are ready for casting on Captain America.
Joe Johnston (Hidalgo, Jumanji, Jurassic ParkIII, Wolfman)
Steve Rogers/Captain America:
Agent 13/Sharon Carter:
Nick Fury: Samuel L. Jackson
Hitler: As Himself
"I'd say within the next few weeks we'll have our Captain America."
The First Avenger: Captain America director Joe Johnston told SCI FI Wire that they'll have their Captain America very soon:"We need to cast it soon," Johnston said. "We have a very short list, but we're still juggling actors here. I'd say within the next couple of weeks we'll have ourselves a Captain America, I hope."
He added that the movie is expected to start shooting at the end of June. He said, "We're getting ready to go to the U.K., it looks like." You can read more of the interview here The First Avenger: Captain America is scheduled for a July 22, 2011 release.
Various excerpts from DarkHorizons.com about the scope of the film.
Paired with an indestructible shield, he becomes a symbol of the war effort as he fights Nazis and evil scientists.
Marvel's "Captain America" will be a World War II-set movie, and the character will appear in the modern day-set "Avengers."
In terms of "Captain America", he confirms that it's an origin story of how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America and will be mostly period albeit with modern, present-day bookends.
Johnston seems most proud of the fact that though the character changes from a scrawny weakling into a human Adonis, he has no superpowers as such. He says "He's an every man who's been given this amazing gift of transformation into the perfect specimen—the pinnacle of human perfection. How does that affect him? What does that mean for him emotionally and psychologically? You'd think he got everything he wanted. Well, he didn't get everything he wanted. The rules change at that point and his life gets even more complicated and dire."
Johnston tells Film Journal they're currently in pre-production in Manhattan Beach with Rick Heinrichs hard at work on the production design. "It's the part of the process that I love the most. We have eight or ten really talented artists, and we all just sit around all day and draw pictures... It's that phase of the production where money doesn't matter" says an obviously very excited Johnson.
Presently the plan is to begin the film's action in 1942 & 1943 during the Second World War, and "then forward to what they're doing with Captain America now... The stuff in the ’60s and ’70s comic books we're sort of avoiding."
Will there be a Bucky?
Ground work for Red Skull?
Captain America's shield was seen as an easter egg in the first Iron Man film.
Supposodly his icy body was broken loose in a deleted scene from The Incredible Hulk.
As casting rumors come in till roles get locked down let's use this as the place to keep each other updated as the film unfolds till release.