Did you like “Captain America: The First Avenger”? I did, but felt it left quite a few things to be desired. If you haven’t checked out Electroshadow’s official verdict, you can find it here. One of the biggest things the movie had going for it was its Word War II setting. That immediately gave it a distinct identity apart from all the other Marvel flicks. Sadly, it looks like the sequel will lose much of that old school charm.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been speaking to the press to promote the release of Cap’s DVD and Bluray (tomorrow). The HD Room managed to grab the pair for a revealing bit of info about Part 2, and according to them, it will stick mostly to the present day.
Markus said: “I think it’s safe for us to say that it’s primarily set in the modern day. That seems to have been the biggest question people have been wondering about regarding the sequel… We’ve been left with room to explore Cap entering the modern day wondering, ‘What is all this? What’s happened to the world’ and so on.”
McFeely added: “We made a movie where the world was in context for Steve Rogers. It was a movie where it was a more pure time, where there were clearly black-and-white, right-and-wrong, good-and-evil scenarios. And Cap is a guy who symbolizes that. Now he’s in the now, and there is nothing black-and-white. So what do you do with that guy? How does he react to a much more uncertain time? So you’re given this huge new palate to work with, but you can keep him the same.”
Chris Evans will reprise his role as Cap in the sequel sometime in 2014. Before that, he will be a part of “The Avengers”, which premieres 4th May 2012.