I’m sure it has been on your mind ever since Marvel announced the release date for Captain America, “Who is going to direct this masterpiece?”Â Your question has been answered via the trades, as The Hollywood Reporter has Joe Johnston taking on the First Avenger.
Who is Joe Johnston?Â This is the guy who directed The Rocketeer, which has a huge fan following.Â Since First Avenger: Captain America is set during World War II, he should be perfect to guide the production.
“Captain America” will be a World War II-set movie, and the character will appear in the modern day-set “Avengers.” Executive producing on “Captain” are Louis D’Esposito, Stan Lee and Marvel Studios’ chairman David Maisel.
Johnston is also the genius behind the convoy sequence from Raiders of the Lost Ark, as he served as the storyboard artist for Spielberg, and envisioned one of my most loved action sequences of all time.Â Of course he’s also the director behind Hildago and the upcoming Wolfman remake, but I still have hope for an awesome movie.
Even though Johnston is in place, no writer has been brought on board, and the role of Cap has yet to be cast.
Hidalgo was a bit weak, but I’ve got faith in Joe Johnston’s capabilities. But the fact that Captain America will be a WWII period piece works in Johnston’s favor, considering he’s got Spielberg on speed dial. :)
Love Rocketeer and loved Hidalgo, so yay!