Joe Johnston, director of Jurassic Park 3 and upcoming The Wolf Man, will direct Marvel’s Captain America according to THR. Johnston first met with Marvel two years ago. When the two parties clicked, general talks turned into Captain America-specific meetings, with much of the project’s current direction resulting from those early conversations.
“This is a guy who designed the vehicles for ‘Star Wars,’ who storyboarded the convoy action sequence for ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ” producer Kevin Feige said. “From ‘Rocketeer’ to ‘October Sky’ to ‘The Wolfman,’ you can look at pieces of his movies and see how they lead to this one.”
No writers are on board, but Marvel is currently hearing pitches and will hire shortly. The First Avenger: Captain America is set to be released on May 6th 2011, just two months before Marvel’s superhero team-up film The Avengers. This means whoever is cast as Captain America will need a free schedule for 2010 and 2011, as he will mostly likely have to film two films at the same time!