Thursday, May 22, 2008
Cap's Gonna Fight the Nazis
Captain America’s movie will be set during WWII. This is a good first sign the character will be handled correctly. The wartime experience is so central to who Steve Rogers is that it’s just gotta be there. Obviously Cappy will need to be frozen at the end of they story so he can link up with his new buddies in the Avengers film that’s coming down the pike. (see here)
I like Cap a lot and I was pretty pissed when Marvel killed him off even though I wasn’t reading any current storylines. People like to say he’s simply a “boy scout” and not relevant anymore but I got a sneaky suspicion that folks will be pretty surprised how engaging Cap can be when his movie arrives. IMO, Captain America is a symbol of possibly and an avatar how a moral person really acts when faced with tough situations. I think we all could use a strong dose of the constructive/responsible patriotism that Steve Rogers represents… as long as it’s exciting and interesting of course. Plus, he’s cool because he was punching Hitler in the face way before the US got into WWII. He’s not behind the times, Cap’s ahead of the curve.
So we’ll get Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America, and then an Avengers movie. If the Hulk reboot is successful I’m sure they’ll throw him into the mix. Antman’s been kind of put on the back burner so maybe they just introduce him in the Avenger film.
On a side note, I've always thought Captain America would be the best lover for Wonder Woman if she were in a "straight" relationship. Too bad they're in separate universes.