As progress on the upcoming Captain America
film pushes forward, Marvel Studios have finally signed up writers to work on the script for the 2011 release. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have previously worked on both Chronicles of Narnia
films, have been tasked to pen the screenplay which Joe Johnston will direct in the future.
Markus and McFeely, who also worked on the Golden Globe-winning HBO film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
, face a significant challenge as they work on the project. Captain America is strongly associated with the United States, having risen to prominence after the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor that started the Pacific front of World War II. With Marvel being behind international hits such as Iron Man
, it would be interesting to see whether the writers can translate the superhero’s American appeal to international interest, hopefully beyond comic book collectors and aficionados. Whether they manage to do so or not, of course, remains to be seen.
-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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