“Captain America: The First Avenger” writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been out doing publicity for the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release this week and the pair tell The HD Room that the proposed sequel will stick to the present day-era of the Marvel Universe rather than dwelling in the WW2 setting of the original.
“I think it’s safe for us to say that it’s primarily set in the modern day. That seems to have been the biggest question people have been wondering about regarding the sequel… [W]e’ve been left with room to explore Cap entering the modern day wondering, ‘What is all this? What’s happened to the world’ and so on” says Markus
“We made a movie where the world was in context for Steve Rogers. It was a movie where it was a more pure time, where there were clearly black-and-white, right-and-wrong, good-and-evil scenarios. And Cap is a guy who symbolizes that. Now he’s in the now, and there is nothing black-and-white. So what do you do with that guy? How does he react to a much more uncertain time? So you’re given this huge new palate to work with, but you can keep him the same” says McFeely.
At last report it’s expected the sequel will not be hitting theatres until mid-2014.