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Capt. America Director

11.10.2008

On Halloween I saw three grown men in Captain America costumes compared to only one in a Spiderman outfit and none dressed as that Dark Knight fellow. Clearly there's a buzz.

The Captain America movie, currently titled FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA, has been floating around Hollywood for some time now, with casting and directing rumours lighting the blogs on fire for what seems like forever. Well the first bit of solid news on this film has finally arrived. Joe Johnston, he of JURASSIC PARK III, HIDALGO and the upcoming THE WOLFMAN fame, has signed on to direct the Marvel superhero's big screen debut.

Marvel better get this one right because with THOR on the way as well, the comic book giant is running out of marquee characters to bring to the big screen. For those that don't know, Captain America is the alter ego of Steve Rogers, who is rejected by the Army for being too sickly and undergoes an experiment that gives him superhuman abilities. This movie will be set during WWII, but his scheduled appearance in the Avengers film that will follow soon after, will see Captain America fight crime alongside Robert Downey Jr. and others in modern day America. Joe Johnston has his work cut out for him and it should be interesting to see how this much-talked about production unfolds...
Extra Tidbit: So guys? Who's gonna play the Captain?
Source: THR

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