The latest issue of Production Weekly, has the synopsis of the upcoming Captain America film from Marvel.Â The good news – it will be a WWII movie.
â€œBorn during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boyâ€™s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment â€¦ Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the â€˜Super-Soldier Serumâ€™ and bombarded by â€˜vita-rays.â€™ Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.â€
While the May 6, 2011 date has been set (with the Avengers movie coming out a month or so later), no word on who will direct this period piece, and more importantly, no word on who will play Steve Rogers.
Wouldn’t it just be 10 kinds of kick-ass if Marvel and Paramount were able to keep the lid on this movie so clamped down, that we wouldn’t find out who any of the key players were until a month or so before the films release?Â No?Â Ok, then. I predict we’ll have answers to these questions and more no later than CCI: San Diego 2009.
Who’s on your short list to play Captain America?