Two months after confirming that the Captain America sequel would be happening within the modern timeline of Marvel Studio's current movie storyline arc, screenwriter Stephen McFeely discussed a bit more about the subject to Screen Junkies. In the chat about where the character will wind up in post-The Avengers (set for next May) feature film realm, the website asked whether there's room in the story as to whether any WWII activities will occur with Chris Evans' character or whether it will be strictly in the present day.
For his part, the writer McFeely left the door open to both.
Q: We know he comes into modern day for The Avengers, but is there room to go back to WWII?
SM: Well, our hope is that there is room and we’re negotiating how to do that now. The story will likely be in the present day. We’re experimenting with flashback elements for more period World War II stuff. I can’t say much more than that but we made it baggy enough to refer to more stories in the past.
Q: So you left gaps in Captain America 1 where you can always say something else was going on back then?
SM: Absolutely. He had more adventures than just the one you’re going to see in the movie.
The website also asked whether they had their villain pinned down for the Captain America sequel but with the development this early on, the writer was obviously not ready to reveal that yet to the press. The writer also confirms that his team and Marvel are meeting at the moment to discuss possible plot concepts. You can read the full interview here.
Captain America: The First Avenger will hit theaters July 22, 2011.
The Avengers will invade theaters May 4, 2012.