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Someone upstairs at Marvel must believe bigtime the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger. Not long after the release of the poster and (for all purposes, a successful Super Bowl spot), Latino Review has it through the wire that Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, writers of the upcoming film, have already been hired to pen a second entry.
Talk about confidence. There's reason to be confident the film will make money, but buzz from a 35-second TV spot hardly dictates a sequel. Then again, commissioning a script hardly commits to a second film so it's not an uncommon practice; the writers of the upcoming Green Lantern were asked to write a sequel months ago.
“The First Avenger” will take place in 1942, focusing on a young Steve Rogers, deemed physically unfit to serve in the army during WWII. Volunteering for a secret project dubbed Project: Rebirth, Rogers is transformed into the perfect solider: Captain America. With sidekick Bucky Barnes, he fights the Red Skull, whose own plan for world domination involves an object known as the Tesseract (Cosmic Cube).
“The First Avenger” is directed by Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, Hidalgo) and stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Hugo Weaving as his nemesis The Red Skull, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter. As the information reported by Latino Review is form a source rather than an official announcement, nothing concrete is known about the planned sequel to “The First Avenger,” though a safe assumption is that the sequel would take place in modern times to coincide with Cap’s inevitable inclusion in the upcoming film The Avengers.