9 Apr – For those who are curious to learn what is in store for Marvel come 4 April 2014, questions have been answered in the recent public announcement by Disney and Marvel, which revealed that the date is scheduled for the release of the "Captain America: The First Avenger" sequel, according to Collider.
Not only that, the movie will also succeed the Captain's story in "Marvel's The Avengers". Screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus have remarked that the movie's setting will shift from the World War II period following the ending scene in the original, but they would incorporate flashbacks to flesh out the story more.
The original told the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), a sickly man from Brooklyn who yearns to do his part in World War II, thus undergoes an experimental program which transformed him into a super-soldier. Taking on the name Captain America, Rogers must stop the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, who intended to use a device called a "tesseract" as an energy-source for world domination.
"The second installment will pick-up where the highly anticipated Marvel's The Avengers (May 4, 2012) leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world."
Tentatively titled "Captain America 2", the movie will see Chris Evans reprising his role as Steve Rogers a.k.a. Captain America, but no director has been named yet.
Joe Johnston, the helmer of the 2011 movie has been reported to be out of the running for the director's seat, with Marvel's current list whittled down to three possibilities, F. Gary Gray ("The Italian Job"), George Nolfi ("The Adjustment Bureau") and television directors Anthony and Joseph Russo ("Community").
Despite the 2014 release date, filming for "Captain America 2" would not start until the end of 2012, when "Thor 2" completes.