So Marvel has found their man to direct the great American Superhero 'First Avenger: Captain America'! Joe Johnston director of films such as 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids', 'The Rocketeer', 'Jumanji', 'October Sky', 'Jurassic Park 3', 'Hidalgo', and most recently 'The Wolf Man'.
My first initial thought was Awesome! I think he will be able to pull it off! There are a lot of people out there bashing the idea of Joe Johnston directing 'Captain America', but I think he is a great choice. The guy has proven that he knows how to tell a story and he has done a varity of other films. I have enjoyed all of the films that he has made. One of my favorite films of all time is 'October Sky' which was a very small film in comparison to anything else he has done. If you haven't seen it it is one of those movies you have to watch.
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,' " 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."
Kicking off with "Iron Man," Marvel Studios' slate of movies --including "Thor" and the "Iron Man" sequel -- is building toward an "Avengers" movie set for release in 2011, in which the characters from the films team for one big adventure. "Captain America" is scheduled for release May 6, 2011.
"Captain America" will be a World War II-set movie, and the character will appear in the modern day-set "Avengers." Executive producing on "Captain" are Louis D'Esposito, Stan Lee and Marvel Studios' chairman David Maisel.
I couldn't be more excited for this to happen now. I have complete confidence that Johnston will develop an incredible Captain America movie.