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Captain America Gets Sequel Script

The process begins to flesh out a sequel story

By Chris Beveridge     February 11, 2011
Source: Latino Review

Riding a generally positive wave of buzz following the Super Bowl teaser for the Captain America: The First Avenger movie, Marvel is keeping things flowing by commissioning the screenwriters of that film to start working on a sequel script. The pair are expected at this stage to write something that will be taking place in the modern day since Cap will be in the Avengers film and this one is very likely to take place after the Avengers move in terms of in-movie continuity (though depending on how they deal with the timeline in the Captain America movie, anything is possible). Marvel has an aggressive schedule this year and has two big projects lined up thereafter with the first Avengers movie and work starting on getting things together for Iron Man 3 in 2013, which is also when a likely sequel would appear for Captain America.

Chris Evans currently has a contract similar to other recent actors in that he's tied to a six picture deal, though that includes work in non-Captain America movies such as the already slated Avengers, and he's likely to be pretty game for a sequel with the positives he's hearing about how things look from the teaser trailer.

What story would you want to see in a modern-day period Captain America movie? Or would you prefer them to sneak in a side story from the World War II period to flesh that out more?


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lusiphur 2/11/2011 8:19:12 AM

 They should do the Cap vs Black Panther story from WWII.  Good stuff and could lead to a modern Black Panther movie.  

Since they have Sebastian Stan signed to a multiple movie contract, they could do the Winter Soldier storyline.

Just think how glorious it would be for Marvel to get all of their film rights back and do a Civil War movie (complete with the death of Cap) which would lead into a Secret Invasion movie, leading to Dark Reign, Siege and finally the Heroic Age.

Batmite 2/11/2011 8:45:44 AM

Captain America is one of those heroes for which it is hard to come up with a contemporary story.  He made perfect sense in the WWII era, when an incarnation of American freedom would be welcomed with open arms.

But today?  It would be just another super guy flick.  How would they work the America into the story?  Our nation is divided politically, worse than it ever has been.  For half of the country, Captain America would be someone who would stand for capitalism, right-to-life, church, and small government.  The other half would be craving big government, freedom from religion, and socialism.

Who is Captain America today?  What does he believe in?  And no matter how you slice it, you're offending half of Americans.

One way to be safe, I guess, would be to have him fighting an extraterrestrial menace.  Stay out of politics; no Iraq/Afghanistan/Iran/North korea intervention.  Have him face an enemy we could all agree on.

Calibur454 2/11/2011 10:33:09 AM

the sequel script is no surprise but I agreewith batmite- the story would be pretty diffucult to create.

CaptAmerica04 2/11/2011 10:55:46 AM

I'd LOVE to see a wartime Invaders story.  But they could also do the Serpent Society or Flagsmasher.  (Flagsmasher, in particular, would be a great counter to Cap, and they could even do the storyline where Cap has to shoot someone and resents himself for taking a life - as long as they don't turn him into a moping, whiny bitch who takes a mid-film break from heroing, a la Spider-Man.)

CaptAmerica04 2/11/2011 10:57:40 AM

 Batmite, you have great points, and that's why Flagsmasher would be the perfect foil.  HYDRA and Baron Strucker or a revitalized Red Skull, or even another terrorist group, would be great.  Something that allows him to voice his extreme ideological conviction, even in the face of the political unrest and turmoil in our nation today.

Wiseguy 2/11/2011 11:21:46 AM

We should move into the Winter Soldier right away.

You don't want politics have Cap fight the powers of HYDRA out of Madripoor or AIM.

Why can't Cap fight muslim extremists to make the film relevant to today's events. He did in the comics. At the end of the day it's fantasy, fiction so I'd be ok with it

InnerSanctum 2/11/2011 11:38:54 AM

 Okay, I think a lot of films get a greenlight for a sequel.  However, this is the VERY early stages.  It all depends on the success of Thor, Cap and the Avengers film overall.  I hope we see success on the horizon for all of them (Thor being the most questionable one in the bunch.)

gutsmgee 2/11/2011 11:54:15 AM

Batmite..... You think America is the same as the extremists we are fighting? Actually America, "The Real America" is Moderate. Most of our country is still sane. Based on what you're saying Superman would be a conservative Republican, which isn't the case. Actions always speak louder than words. By his actions, Superman could be judged a moderate. I believe Cap would be one too. They don't work for, or in the interests of, any idiotic party....They represent and serve ALL Americans in their stories...Give me a friggin break.

Hobbs 2/11/2011 11:54:16 AM

It's a safe thing to do to write the sequel.  This way if it is a huge hit they can get it made quicker and have time to fix any problems with it.

I still want to see a longer trailer.  It was cool to see what we did but 30 secs insn't sheet.

Batmite...you don't need to worry about offending anyone.  Cap has to stay true to what made the character him and don't worry about pissed off liberals.  As long as they stick to that the character can work. 

roycondell 2/11/2011 12:04:52 PM

They could totally do combo modern day/flashback story.  Think Godfather II.

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