The first thing the Captain should avenge are rumors connecting him to Matthew McConaughey.
Let me direct your attention to CHUD, where CHUDDER (CHUDDITE?) Devin Faraci details what he learned today from Marvel Studios big guy Kevin Feige.
Faraci was part of a group of film site bloggers invited by Marvel to view Hulk footage (yes, he got invited to see previews and chat with a studio head, I got invited to clean my apartment and finish a project due tomorrow. Woo hoo.). Here are some highlights of what Feige said:
- What about character crossovers? “The sky’s the limit right now. It’s us being very cautious and careful about how we do these crossovers so that we don’t collapse under our own weight – as even every 12 or 15 years the comics do; they revamp and do new number ones and get back to what the characters were all about. I don’t want [the movies] to forget what the characters are all about and, knock on wood, the interconnectivity will be that extra bit of fun for comic fans. And I think that everybody that stayed in their seats to watch the Nick Fury scene at the end of Iron Man are, whether they read comic books or not, fans of the bigger Marvel continuity.
- Will we see Spidey or the X-Men in any Marvel films? Feige kind of danced around this one, but Faraci said his sources think it’s incredibly unlikely unless Fox and Sony, who have the film rights to the characters, are in the mood to fool around.
- What’s up with Captain America? Title: The First Avenger: Captain America. [Many people seem to think that it would sound better as Captain America: The First Avenger; I think both are pretty clunky--KA] The rumor that Matthew McConaughey will play the titular hero are false [Good, because McConaughey's only seeming talent is an ability to be impressed by himself. Is it so wrong to expect a little more from the Captain? I think not--KA] The film will be set during World War II [This makes sense, as the character was introduced on the eve of WW II as a patriotic fighter who often battled real life bad guys from the war. It's also good box office/film sense--thanks to some popular video games, lots of tween age kids are really into WW II and know enough about it that little exposition is necessary, it's the prototypical easy to find the good guys and bad guys war, and the clothes rock--KA]
- Thor? No director or casting yet, but the script is progressing nicely.
Again, for the whole story from people who get invited to studios and things like that, see the whole breakdown at CHUD.