Saturday, February 18, 2006

Talkin Cap, Writing Cap

Hey Jared, Stuff Daddy

I'm concerned that they pick the right actor for Captain America more than the plot. I do hope that they include the Black Panther and/or the Falcon in the movie.

I would want the first half of the movie to be his origin in World War II. I hated the last Captain America movie where he spent maybe only 15 minutes in his costume and had rubber ears. The Italian Red Skull sucked too. Hope they don't mess it up again.


I hear you,
but I betting that what we're going to see will be the Ultimates story, minus the other heroes. Sam Wilson/The falcon might appear (probably without wings, No showing up Cap!), he is a "Cap" character and I haven't heard of any Falcon movies, but they won't put the Panther in it (although, since both Cap and Black Panther are being developed by Marvel through the Paramount deal, they could put a little crossover in each story to excite fans and create a Marvel cohesion, Sigh! but movies just aren't made that way).

Marvel tends to try to break every hero into their own separate movie option, although they did the whole DD/Electra thing, but we don't want to get into that again. Avi Arad keeps saying most of the movie is taking place in the present. I agree, much of it should be in the past, it makes you feel his generational shift more powerfully. The costume will be much more palatable this time, again, look at the Ultimates for an idea (both old 40's and new costume).

This movie will be more based on the Ultimates than FF was. If you think about it, Spider-man is based heavily on the Ultimate Spider-man book too. (The whole, growing up loving MJ thing) When I think about it, I wonder if the Ultimate line wasn't some insidious plot to influence the Movies by creating a new fresh looking cannon for Hollywood.

Thinking about it further, Ultimate X-Men changed a lot of things to be more like the movies, including Logon's height. Now I hear Colossus will be Bi-sexual, which has to be influenced by his being gay in the Ultimate line. (Nothing bad about adding gay characters, but don't change ones we already know to have strong compelling sexual preferences, just to cause a sensation. There have got to be better gay superheroes than Northstar!! But Petey loves Kitty!! That's my favorite thing about those post Dark Phoenix X-Men. Petey and Kitty Pryde. Petey stay away from Iceman!! See!! Didn't anyone ever tell you not to lick metal in the winter? Nightcrawler, Beast or the Proffessor Maybe? )

Anyway, they just announced the screen writer of Cap over at
(hey, I may use this as a piece)

Exclusive: Captain America's Screenwriter
Marvel enlists a regular collaborator.

by Stax

February 17, 2006 - Marvel Entertainment honcho Avi Arad revealed a few days ago that there is a screenwriter working on the script for Captain America. Arad said he "does have a director and leading man in mind" but did not reveal who the screenwriter was. Now a reliable source has advised IGN FilmForce who the writer is of the Sentinel of Liberty's big-screen return.

Self has worked on two other Marvel projects, The Sub-Mariner (a script that Arad has long raved about) and Deathlok. He also adapted the graphic novel Road to Perdition for the big screen, and wrote the Cuban Missile Crisis drama Thirteen Days .

"Without giving too much away, obviously there'll be a little bit of the origin and then we come into our real world," Arad recently disclosed. "What makes Captain America such a compelling character is that it allows you to judge history so you see where he came from and you see what he stood for."

Arad said last June, "This script is going to take a little bit of time, because it has to be a masterpiece. It's Back to the Future kind of stuff."

Captain America is part of the Marvel/Paramount deal and isn't expected to reach theaters until 2009.

Check out the source HERE!

(Above: The Somerville Playhouse Players Present:
Captain America The Musical!)

Cool Toys, I need to get these!!

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