While CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER was met with overwhelming critical praise, some fans expressed concern that given the character's arc in that film, we wouldn't be seeing any more of Cap's WWII adventures in future installments.
We needn't have worried. Speaking with NBC Miami, Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed they're on it...
“We certainly want at least a portion of the '40's, I think. The span of the movie 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.’”
Excellent news. While Steve Rogers man-out-of-time adventures in next year's THE AVENGERS and beyond will undoubtedly be exciting stuff, the wartime setting really made the first movie stand out from the crowd. And with the amount of comic book adaptations filling our multiplexes, it's a 'big' crowd.
So what else can Markus and McFeely reveal about the upcoming sequel? We'll hopefully be seeing both The Falcon, Cap's one-time sidekick, and Sharon Carter. Both characters, while important to the mythos, pose their own problems. It will undoubtedly be a little tricky convincing audiences that Sharon (Peggy's look-a-likey niece) is an appropriate love-interest for Steve Rogers given the wonderful (and downright tragic) romantic arc in the first film. And The Falcon?
THE AVENGERS assemble May 2012.
CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 will likely arrive in the summer of 2014.
Are you looking forward to more adventures in the 1940's, or should the sequels stick with the contemporary setting? Are you a fan of The Falcon? Should Hayley Atwell play Sharon Carter? Let us know with your comments below, or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag