Captain America will be set in World War 2

Apparently a big pile of media types got to sit in with Kevin Feige and chatting worked its way around to questions about Marvel Films. Specifically Captain America and his two appearances slated for 2011 films, The First Avenger:Captian America and The Avengers later that summer. says:

IESB asked Feige if the Captain America film would be a period piece. He confirmed yes, the story will take place during World War II, just like the comic book origin story. He says they plan to remain very faithful to the source material and completely traditional.

Feige also confirmed that it was definitely the Captain America shield that was seen in IRON MAN on Tony Stark’s work-station as he’s removing his suit for the first time. It’s just an Easter Egg and probably won’t have anything to do with the Capt. America story

I like that they confirmed the Easter Egg bit in IronMan as I tend to geek out about movie crossovers and tributes (you should have seen me go into fanboy mode in the XMen films)

But more importantly, I am jonesed about the idea that they are going with a World War 2 Captain America story (I hope they do the traditional pointy shield) and likely that will mean that Steve Rogers gets himself frozen like Encino Man to be thawed out later for the Avengers Movie. I speculated this might happen and it seemed like the logical thing to do with the movies both coming out in the same season. Hype on top of more hype=money.

And despite how inspired I thought the casting of Matthew McConaughey would have been its been debunked from the source, so the debate rages on (please don’t pick a professional wrestler!!)

Pssst. DC/WB? See? Ok, go back to work.

This reminds me of that calm reassuring feeling like when your mommy kisses the booboo better. Its just words, but it makes you so confident that everything is going to be alright.

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15 thoughts on “Captain America will be set in World War 2

  1. Good news; I’ve long wanted to see Cap in WW2.

    I hope we do get a Bucky; mute the colors on his costume a bit and he can be the perfect sabatour/assassin role the modern comic places him in. Before you laugh at Bucky, go read some of those old Golden Age Cap comics. Capturing or tying up Bucky basically is a death sentence; 2/3 of the time, Bucky doesn’t wait helplessly for Cap; he frees his own self, then goes looking for a gun.

    As to Tony having the sheild: Maybe Cap loses it when he falls into the ocean or whatever happens to him; it would be a very expensive collector’s item and /of course/ Tony would buy it and then leave it on his workbench, or be under contract from the government to try and replicate the unique properties.

  2. I’m guessing this isn’t “true” to the comics, but since it’s an adaptation I think it would be cool if Tony Stark’s father had secretly made the shield for Cap and Tony dug it up (after Cap’s “death”) for inspiration or even build Iron Man’s armour on the make up of the shield… or something along those lines.

  3. I like it. It’s very reminiscent of the first issue of The Ultimates vol.1. That series is all about the very first adventure the (Ultimate) Avengers go on and starts off with Cap in WW2 kicking some Nazi ass. Then he “Dies” only to be de-thawed in the year 2001 (or whatever year Ultimates vol. 1 takes place) as a key component in Nick Fury’s Avengers Initiative.

    One thing that’s got me thinking is the shield in Iron Man. I know that Kevin Feige said it was just an easter egg and will not be apart of the overall Avengers canon, but I would love to think that they are dropping little hints here and there that will tie in with the Avengers movie. Here’s what I think:

    If Nick Fury doesn’t approach Tony Stark until after his first venture as Iron Man then why does he have a Capitan America shield? Well, maybe he’s heard of the fabled “Capitan America” and he knows about the shield. So maybe he was trying to build his own, high tech replica of the shield. That could be a reason that Nick Fury pays Tony a little visit. If Fury knows he’s Iron Man before Tony makes the announcement then I’m sure he even knows what breakfast cereals he has in his cabinets and how many times he wipes after a poop…and that he’s building a new version of the fabled Capitan America shield.

    Damn it. I ramble too much…

  4. okay. i was wrong. i thought it was a car lol! i wouldnt mind him using the shield that looks like tha one the patriot uses- in the first half of the movie though

    lol bucky…im glad he dies

    you just made my day- thank you.

    now. what i need to know is how ironman knows about captain america being frozen even if he hasnt heard about the whole avengers thing yet.
    i thought thta would be classified S.H.I.E.L.D. information. And S.H.I.E.L.D. wouldnt ask tony stark to make it for them- theyd make it themselves (right?) specially if hes not an avenger yet.

    my head hurts….

  5. i’m sure that it’ll feature the (apparent) death of Bucky to add a bit of dramatic gravitas before Cap falls into the ocean to wake up from suspended animation into the present day during the Avengers movie which is slated to follow right after it.

  6. Yay, this is exactly what i wanted to hear. There’s no need to rush into the modern day Cap in the first movie; let the story breathe. If the film takes place entirely during WWII then it’s going to be a gamble but it will seperate the film from any other comic book movie of the last few years.

    Now if they’re going to be that faithful, is Bucky going to be in it?

  7. Excellent! That is terrific news. They need to get the right person to play him though. At least they are starting it in WW2 like it should be. I cannot wait, Captain America has been my favorite Super Hero my whole life. This will be awesome.

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