by: the Moleman source: Film Journal
The First Avenger is starting to come together true believers.
The Film Journal caught up with Director Joe Johnston to talk about his upcoming Universal horror resurrection of The Wolfman. Towards the end of the interview they asked Johnston about his next upcoming project Marvel Studios’ The First Avenger: Captain America. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“We’re in prep,” Johnston says. “Rick Heinrichs is production-designing and we’re set up down in Manhattan Beach [California]. It’s the part of the process that I love the most,” he enthuses. “We have eight or ten really talented artists, and we all just sit around all day and draw pictures and say, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if we could do this?’ It’s that phase of the production where money doesn’t matter: ‘Let’s put all the greatest stuff up on the wall and [then later] see what we can afford.’” The film, he says at this early stage, will begin “in 1942, 1943″ during World War II. “The stuff in the ’60s and ’70s [comic books] we’re sort of avoiding. We’re going back to the ’40s, and then forward to what they’re doing with Captain America now.”
Even though it’s still very early in the process things seem to be moving in the right direction. I’m glad to hear the movie will start off during World War II. You couldn’t really tell Cap’s origin without that. Moving then “forward to what they’re doing with Captain America now” makes me think they may be going with the Ultimates storyline which works just fine for me. Time will tell, but in the meantime it’s good to see that they’re seemingly on the right track.
You can read the original article here.