Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kevin Feige and Marvel: Part 2

This is a follow-up to the previous post with MTV News talking with Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige -- the man behind “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk” and all the upcoming Marvel superhero films.

Here are the big revelations that Feige had about the much-anticipated flick “The First Avenger: Captain America”:

- Feige acknowledged that “Captain America” might have difficulty playing overseas, which is one of the reasons for the title “The First Avenger: Captain America”. In other countries, it might be marketed as simply “The First Avenger.”

- The Cap story will be very realistic, about a scrawny kid who wants to prove himself, set during WWII.

- “Captain America” will be Marvel’s most internationally-located movie, as the character will be traveling all over the world.

- Marvel is more likely to get a name actor to play Captain America, because of the need for it to play well overseas. It seems doubtful that they’ll repeat the “Thor” move of going with a relative unknown.

- Feige said that the actor who plays Cap will be American. No Australians, Brits, etc.

- By the time his own films and the “Avengers” movies are over, Captain America could appear in as many as six movies.

- Since he needs a big, international name, Feige refused to eliminate one of the biggest stars in the world, Will Smith. He referred to Smith as being among the handful of international stars they’d consider.

- Marvel is definitely looking to get into the 3D realm soon. Feige recently saw “Up,” loved it, and said that he’d be watching James Cameron’s “Avatar” closely. Although “Iron Man II” will not be 3D, it is a possibility for “Captain America.”

- Pre-production officially begins in October, with plans to start filming on June 28, 2010.

- Casting is expected to begin this summer. Feige said that some of the unselected “Thor” actors may be candidates for the “Captain America” movie.

- Joe Johnston and the writers are working on the script now. It will likely be a “save the world”-type story.

Does any of this make you more excited for "Captain America" or do you still have misgivings about the film adaptation of the First Avenger?

"Captain America" hits theaters July 22, 2011.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: MTV News


Space Monkey Mikey said...

Um, that's a big fat no for Will Smith, thank you very much.

Head Hero said...

I see don't know how his name even got in the running for Captain America.