Even months before the release of Captain America: The First Avenger, we knew that Marvel Studios was already planning on a sequel and had hired the first film’s screenwriting duo of Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus to start working up a storyline. In a recent interview with NBC Miami’s Popcorn Biz blog, they talked about what they hope to bring to the follow-up with flashbacks to Cap’s World War Two years, a modern day love interest and a team-up with another hero. Here are the relevant quotes –
We certainly want at least a portion of the ’40’s, I think,” co-screenwriter Chris Markus tells PopcornBiz, and his screenwriting partner Stephen McFeely agrees: “The span of the movie is about two or three years, and there’s a few times in the film where you jump four months ahead, you jump six months ahead. So we did that with the intention of saying, ‘Okay, there are certainly unseen adventures that Captain America went on in that period that if we want to, we can go back and explore later.
It might be doing a disservice not to address the present day Cap, particularly because so much of the comic book run right now is present day Cap – that ‘man out of time’ is the icon,” admits Markus. “The Captain America that most people know is really from kind of the reboot, when Stan Lee brought him back in ’63 and ’64, frozen from a block of ice. So his biggest personality trait is that he’s this man out of time, and for us, we didn’t have the opportunity [to explore that]. This was a guy in the RIGHT time.
I want both [Sharon Carter and the Falcon]!” says Markus. “Sharon is meaty, almost to a point where you get a little uncomfortable because her relation to Peggy has shifted over the years, as time has passed. She’s the sister, she’s the cousin, she’s the niece. You have to walk a fine line there because it does seem like you’re dating your girlfriend’s daughter. Falcon is awesome. We can’t play with time so much to have Cap go back to Harlem in the ’70’s and clean up the streets, but it would be awesome to go straight up, like, ‘Shaft’ with Cap and the Falcon.
Sounds like they have some exciting plans in store. Will all of this talk make it into the final film? We’ll see when Captain AMerica 2 hits theaters sometime around 2013 or 2014.