'The First Avenger: Captain America' Inked Deal With Director Joe Johnston


Joe Johnston


Though having Joe Johnston aboard the project as the film's director, 'Captain America' has yet to have anyone attached to write the script.

Moving on with "The First Avenger: Captain America", Marvel Studios have found the director for the future superhero movie project. On the matter, The Hollywood Reporter claimed that 58-year-old Joe Johnston, who is known for his works in "Hidalgo" and "October Sky", has been brought aboard to direct "Captain America".

About Johnston, Marvel's Kevin Feige gushed, "This is a guy who designed the vehicles for 'Star Wars,' who storyboarded the convoy action sequence for 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'." He then added, "From 'Rocketeer' to 'October Sky' to 'The Wolfman,' you can look at pieces of his movies and see how they lead to this one."

Though the studio have signed Johnston, they have yet to pick up any screenwriter, but are expected to hire one soon. Moreover, Entertainment Weekly suggested that "Captain America" will be getting a simultaneous production as other Marvel's superhero movie "The Avengers" and the depicter of Captain America will be needed "for a crucial appearance".

Following the story of Army officer Steve Rogers, the movie reportedly will serve as the introduction of the superhero character before and during the second World War until he becomes the Avengers' leader. With many A-list actors linked to this iconic character from Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio to "Hancock" star Will Smith, "Captain America" eyes a May 6, 2011 U.S. release.

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