Published On: Fri, Apr 6th, 2012

Marvel sets 2014 date for ‘Captain America 2’

Don’t expect an end to the Marvel films anytime soon. “Iron Man 3” heads into production next month with “Thor 2” to follow. Yesterday Marvel set the deployment date for another Captain America film.

Chris Evans stars as Steve Rogers aka Captain America and will be the focus of the story in “The Avengers” coming on May 4th. Now two years (minus one month) Cap will have the second chapter in his own tale with “Captain America 2”

“Captain America: The First Avenger” was set in the 1940s as the big-hearted runt Steve Rogers was transformed into a super soldier to battle Hitler, Nazis and the Red Skull. Chapter 2 will be set in the modern world as the resusicitated Cap is still struggling with comtemporary New York, the 21st century and sixty years of lost time.

Marvel’s announcement said the sequel will pick up where The Avengers (out May 4) leaves off, “as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.”

Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow in “The Avengers”

While discussing Cap with Slash Film (released this week), he says Cap is a reluctant leader in “The Avengers” compared to his comrade Tony Stark aka Iron Man.

“Tony is a little bit more flash, and he’s got charisma oozing out of him, and he likes the spotlight, and I think Cap might be a little bit more reserved in his desire to be front and centre, but they are both, at their core, heroes, if you know what I mean. Even if Tony is flash and hot-shit, he is still a hero. He is still a good man. I think it just takes the duration of the film for them to see eye-to-eye and to see that in one another.”

Evans appears to have a grasp on Cap and the growth of the character.

“Cap’s struggling to find his footing in this modern day – he’s a fish out of water. He’s a little more uncomfortable in his own skin than he normally might be, and he’s not hitting the ground running without the charisma and the leadership and the character that Tony Stark is.”

Director Joe Johnston does not appear to be returning for the sequel but no real solid news on a successor has been released, so stay tuned.

Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers (center) with the Howling Commandos – Bruno Ricci plays Jacques Dernier (third left from center), Kenneth Choi plays Jim Morita (second left from center), Neal McDonough plays Dum Dum Dugan (first right from center), Sebastian Stan plays James “Bucky” Barnes (second right from center), JJ Feild plays Montgomery Falsworth (third right from center), and Derek Luke plays Gabe Jones (fifth right from center) – in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment.

Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes in “Captain America: First Avenger” photo

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