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    Default Captain America: The First Avenger Movie News/Spoilers/Discussion

    Marvel has agreed a deal with director Joe Johnston to helm First Avenger: Captain America.

    The superhero blockbuster, based on a character created in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, focuses on a weak man called Steve Rogers who is injected with an experimental serum which transforms him into a muscular superhero.

    Captain America, to be released in 2011, will be set during World War II and lead into Marvel's modern-day ensemble movie The Avengers.

    Johnston has been in talks to direct the movie for two years, and producer Kevin Feige told The Hollywood Reporter that his history of working on high-profile popcorn films made him the ideal choice for Captain America.

    "This is a guy who designed the vehicles for Star Wars, who storyboarded the convoy action sequence for Raiders Of The Lost Ark," he said. "From Rocketeer to October Sky to The Wolfman, you can look at pieces of his movies and see how they lead to this one."

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    Thanks for the info. I so can't wait for this movie.

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    I'm betting the movie ends with Bucky stuck on an airplane that's about to explode and Cap ending up in water.
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    Default NARNIA screenwriters hired for CAPTAIN AMERICA!

    Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley have been hired to write CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, Marvel’s 2011 Summer tentpole which 10 days ago found Joe Johnston hired to direct.

    The scriptwriting duo’s C.V. includes the two NARNIA movies, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS and the Ben Kingsley hitman movie YOU KILL ME.

    So one hopes quite honestly that they pitched an amazing concept for they could do with CAPTAIN AMERICA and it wasn’t a case of Marvel coming knocking on the door to hire them because there’s nothing on their C.V. to show why they should have this gig.

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER is set to be released May 6th 2011.

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    Default Tim Robbins playing Tony Stark’s rich daddy in CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 2 & AVENGERS

    Here’s a superhero tidbit from this week which probably does carry some weight of truth behind it, namely because not only does it sound like the kind of smart move Marvel Films have been making recently but it’s also sourced from Latino Review, who get it more often right than wrong.

    LR say that Marvel will be further fleshing out their cross connections of their characters by having Tim Robbins play Howard Stark, the rich billionaire father of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and the Howard Hughes like figure (without the insanity) who founded Stark Industries in more than one upcoming movie.

    The character is expected to be used for FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA (as that is set during World War II, a time when Howard Stark’s business was thriving and he worked closely with the government) and in flashback scenes in THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 2.



    LR don’t mention this but I wouldn’t be surprised if this also allows Jeff Bridges to return for IRON MAN 2 flashback scenes, showing his close bond with Howard Stark which just adds a little bit of tragedy to what happened to that character when greed took over.

    Love the idea. Anything that grows the Marvel universe and further fleshes out this exciting wider expansion is great news to me and well, you can’t really go wrong with Tim Robbins.

    Though it’s t.v. actor Gerard Sanders who misses out. He briefly played the character during a slideshow presentation from the first movie but Jon Favreau has made it known he wants an experienced actor to play the character for what will be a more substantial part this time round.

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    Default Re: Tim Robbins playing Tony Stark’s rich daddy in CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 2 & AVEN

    That actually makes sense, if you look in Iron Man, Captain America's shield is mixed in with a buch of junk in Tony's workshop.

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    Default Re: Tim Robbins playing Tony Stark’s rich daddy in CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 2 & AVEN

    Well, I do like Tim Robbins. So, if it is true, I can live with it.

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    Default Re: Tim Robbins playing Tony Stark’s rich daddy in CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 2 & AVEN

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazedwraith View Post
    That actually makes sense, if you look in Iron Man, Captain America's shield is mixed in with a buch of junk in Tony's workshop.
    that was never supposed to be there, one of the special effects guys put it in there as a joke expecting to be told to take it out but the producers liked it and kept it in.
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    Default Re: Tim Robbins playing Tony Stark’s rich daddy in CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 2 & AVEN

    I love Tim Robbins. Him in Iron Man 2 would be great.

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    Default Re: Tim Robbins playing Tony Stark’s rich daddy in CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 2 & AVEN

    Quote Originally Posted by AvatarIII View Post
    that was never supposed to be there, one of the special effects guys put it in there as a joke expecting to be told to take it out but the producers liked it and kept it in.
    Lol. It'd be very funny if they re-wrote the Captain America film just to incorporate it then.

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    Default Re: Tim Robbins playing Tony Stark’s rich daddy in CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 2 & AVEN

    Boy, Tim Robbins and Robert Downey Jr., two of the best actors, well, anywhere... You can't go wrong with that!

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    Default Re: Tim Robbins playing Tony Stark’s rich daddy in CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 2 & AVEN

    I still need to know who's playing Cap and Bucky! At the moment, Captain America is the best book on the stands. I just hope it leaves room for the Winter Soldier arc. The Cap movie must end with a)Cap diving into the icy water after Bucky when the airplane went kablooey or b) Stark seeing 'Cap on Ice' several years later-preferably in post-credits fashion.
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    Default Re: Tim Robbins playing Tony Stark’s rich daddy in CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 2 & AVEN

    Quote Originally Posted by amconway View Post
    Boy, Tim Robbins and Robert Downey Jr., two of the best actors, well, anywhere... You can't go wrong with that!
    You won't get any argument from me on that.

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    Default Re: Captain America News and Tidbits

    “Put Lee Marvin and CAPTAIN AMERICA together and you get me…”

    42 year old character actor Neal McDonough sure does talk an awful lot with First Showing about the character of CAPTAIN AMERICA for someone who is not involved with Marvel’s big upcoming tentpole…

    And he brought up the subject first you’ll see…

    Does he know something? Has he held early talks with Marvel for the role of Steve Rogers?

    I certainly find his back tracking when asked directly “was that a hint?” to McDonough’s mention of the character. Like I say, he brought it up and then talked a lot about the character (as if he has been thinking this for a while) and then gave us a “we’ll see”.

    If he’s not involved in talks with Marvel, he has certainly done his best to get his name out there.

    And the more you think about it, the more he is a pretty damn good choice. Of course, visually he looks a lot like the character. Almost as if it could have been based on him.

    He is a well built guy, believable as an action hero. As FS point out, he has done an awful lot of War roles in the past (BAND OF BROTHERS, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS), so he fits straight into the early era of the character.

    And he’s a great actor first which like Robert Downey Jr and Christian Bale, is a huge, HUGE, plus.

    The only stumbling block is that he is not really that big a name outside of the industry. Not a star… but that shouldn’t matter. The more I look at him, the more I like this choice.

    And no I don’t think he is too old (around the same age as Downey Jr) and CAPTAIN AMERICA feels like he should be a little older than the rest. And yes, he does have screen presence.

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    Yeah, I think he would do alright as Steve Rogers.

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    Default Re: Captain America News and Tidbits

    Jackson Signs Nine-Picture Deal to Play Nick Fury!
    Source:The Hollywood Reporter, Variety February 25, 2009


    Samuel L. Jackson has buried the hatchet with Marvel Entertainment, making a deal to play the role of Nick Fury in Iron Man 2, and potentially many other films.

    Jackson's deal is a long-term commitment to play Fury, the leader of the espionage unit S.H.I.E.L.D. His deal contains an option to play the character in nine future Marvel superhero films, efforts that are expected to include The First Avenger: Captain America, Thor, The Avengers, toplining a possible S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, and potential sequels.

    Jackson introduced Fury in the closing moments of Iron Man, when the character asked Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark to join his group

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    Quote Originally Posted by the fifth man View Post
    Yeah, I think he would do alright as Steve Rogers.
    Yep I've always wanted to see Neal as the Cap and I'd suggested on several occasions that he would be a wonderful choice. It's really awesome that we now have the man himself speaking out his interest in playing the role. Let's hope he really does get picked when the movie gets a go-ahead.

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    That is great news about Samuel L. Jackson. I look forward to seeing him as Nick Fury again.

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    Default Re: Captain America News and Tidbits

    Marvel pushes back 'Thor', 'Avengers'
    Friday, March 13 2009, 06:10 GMT

    By Simon Reynolds, Movies Editor

    Marvel has delayed its superhero blockbusters Thor and The Avengers by a year, says The Hollywood Reporter.

    Thor's new release date is June 17, 2011, moved from July 16, 2010, while The Avengers is now on course for a May 4, 2012 arrival having been originally planned for July 15, 2011.

    Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel said that the change of dates are in order to space out the release of their solo superhero movies before uniting the characters for ensemble film The Avengers.

    "[It] maximizes the visibility of our single-character-focused films, leading to the highly anticipated release of the multi-character The Avengers film in 2012," he explained.

    Initial plans would have seen two Marvel movies out in 2010 (Iron Man 2 and Thor) and three the following year (The First Avenger: Captain America, Spider-Man 4 and The Avengers).

    Captain America has also been shifted back two months to July 22, 2011, with Spider-Man 4 slotting into its old May 6 release date.

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a...-avengers.html

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    John Cena Shoots Down Captain America Casting Rumor

    John Cena is an extraordinary athlete and great wrestler, but there is no way on God's green earth he has the acting chops to play Captain America. John goes on to say that any talk of him being up for, or taking meetings for the part of the Star Spangled Avenger is purely internet vapor.

    "To kill the rumor, I was never contacted by anyone," Cena told MTV. "Usually when those rumors start it’s because someone in that community thinks that I would be okay for a role. I’m flattered that they think I could play Captain America and I would be up for it."

    However, Cena does say he'd love to have a shot at the part.

    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit...S/news/?a=6817

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