Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel, I imagine The Avengers will only cover the basics of him in the present; they won't have much time for more than that. That leaves all the most interesting stuff, ie, trying to figure out what Steve Rogers is going to do long-term in this new world, for the sequel. What famous Captain America stories take place in World War II, again? I can name a whole bunch set in the present, written by such diverse writers as Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, Steve Englehart, Roger Stern and John Byrne, J. M. DeMatteis, Mark Gruenwald, Mark Waid, and Ed Brubaker (and all the people who write The Avengers). Captain America as published by Marvel Comics is a World War II supersoldier reawakened in the present day. That's how every creator who has worked on him since 1964 has approached the character, and the fact that the movies have taken that approach is not some kind of compromise for the sake of The Avengers. It's how any prospective Captain America franchise would be developed.