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Report: Screenwriters Return For Captain America Sequel

In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Marvel apparently is moving quickly on a sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, a good five months before director Joe Johnston’s movie opens.

Latino Review reports that the studio has hired Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, the screenwriters behind Captain America, to pen a follow-up that presumably would take place in the present day and following the events of The Avengers. No further details are mentioned.

The sequel, which would probably be released in summer 2013 — following the May 3 premiere of Iron Man 3 — naturally opens up the possibility of a Winter Soldier story, with Captain America (Chris Evans) confronting a presumed-dead Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), who had been programmed as a Soviet assassin. Is Captain America: Winter Soldier too much to ask for? Eh, probably.

In the meantime, Captain America: The First Avenger opens on July 22. It stars Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci, Richard Armitage, Natalie Dormer, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.


  • Erwin

    thats right! it is actually surprising that this was announced with the quickness while nothing is heard from a sequel planned for Thor.

  • JMC

    Y’know, there are plenty of other excellent Cap stories out there than the whole “Winter Soldier” storyline. The character’s been in print, in the Marvel Universe at least, since 1964. Goddamn newbies…

  • Kevin Melrose

    Yes, there are plenty of other Captain America stories. But when you consider that the sequel is set in the modern era, and that Sebastian Stan is likely signed to a multi-picture deal, then a “Winter Soldier”-type story seems like a likelihood. That, or a parade of World War II flashbacks …

  • JMC

    And you would also know that just because an actor is signed to a multi-picture deal, it doesn’t mean the producers or writers are intending to use that actor at all. It just gives them the option to do so IF they decide to go down that route. It locks that actor, who is fairly powerless in their career at this time, into a contract that can be used or abused by Marvel Studios. Its a standard procedure. If Sebastian Shaw becomes the next “Sam Worthington” in the next 12 months, yeah, I can see Marvel Studios using that to their advantage and skewing the next CA storyline towards Bucky. But last I checked, he wasn’t being given the role of a lifetime by Jim Cameron.

    The Bucky, or James Buchanan seen in the trailers, as well as mentioned by Johnston, bears little resemblance to the Marvel Universe Bucky so I find it incredibly unlikely he’ll be brought into the franchise in the future.