Before we're able to weigh in Captain America: The First Avenger, the film's writers, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, have revealed that they're already working on a sequel.
MTV chatted with McFeely and Markus about the post-Avengers plans and asked when in the timeline would Captain America 2 take place? Here's what they said:
“We’re very early, still. This is the fun part — when we can say, “Hey, we can do this!” and everyone says, “Yeah!” No one says anything negative at this point in the process. We have a million great ideas and haven’t thrown any of them out yet. That being said, it’s sort of a weirdly huge opportunity for storytelling in that you know modern Cap through the Avengers at that point, and just by the nature of what we were talking about before, there’s going to be a lot of his World War II history we haven’t shown. We’re going to have two entire timelines to play with.”
With actor Chris Evans having signed a nine-film contract to play Rogers/Captain, the World War II angle isn't a far-fetched plotline. It'd be dope if they would venture down the Winter Soldier saga for the third installment of the series. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, McFeely makes sure to explain that the direction of Captain America 2 largely depends on the reaction of you, the audience, when the first installment hits theaters on July 22.
Directed by Joe Johnston, Captain America: The First Avenger stars Evans alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Derek Luke as Gabe Jones, and Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark.