The Lion, The Witch And Captain America

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The writers who brought to life the talking lion from C.S. Lewis' The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe are now working on Joe Johnston's Captain America movie. It's up to Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to find a way to update the origins of Marvel Comics' original World War II action hero.This is quite a challenge for the two writers, to be taking on a war epic combined with a superhero origins story. The story will follow Cap from his beginnings as the sickly youth Steve Rogers. Then it'll show him taking the super soldier serum (already shown in the Hulk movie). It should be really exciting to watch Rogers change under the influence of the serum and gain the strength to take on the evil Red Skull. But honestly, I think the entire movie hinges on who you get to fill Cap's red boots, and how the actual war scenes are filmed and directed. Marvel's Kevin Feige is producing, after having worked on many superhero movies, so at least the team can benefit from his experience of both success (X-Men) and failure (Spider-Man 3). [The Hollywood Reporter]


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Let's hope this goes for straight WWII authenticity and isn't "modernized" the way the rest of the recent Marvel movies have been. While the Hulk, Iron Man, etc. have been successfully updated, I'm firmly of the opinion that a period piece would successfully convey Cap's patriotic over-and-undertones without all the ick that comes with being a modern citizen of the US.

Super Soldier him up, kick some Nazi ass, throw him on ice and thaw him out for the Avengers movie.

That would RULE.