Joe Johnston Offers Small Captain America Update

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The Wolfman director Joe Johnston recently did an interview with Film Journal, and gave a new update on his next project, the Marvel comic book adaptation of The First Avenger: Captain America.

“We’re in prep,” Johnston says. “Rick Heinrichs is production-designing and we’re set up down in Manhattan Beach [California]. It’s the part of the process that I love the most,” he enthuses. “We have eight or ten really talented artists, and we all just sit around all day and draw pictures and say, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if we could do this?’ It’s that phase of the production where money doesn’t matter: β€˜Let’s put all the greatest stuff up on the wall and [then later] see what we can afford.'” The film, he says at this early stage, will begin “in 1942, 1943” during World War II. “The stuff in the ’60s and ’70s [comic books] we’re sort of avoiding. We’re going back to the ’40s, and then forward to what they’re doing with Captain America now.”

That’s all he said about Captain America, but you can read the whole interview over on filmjournal.com. Thanbks to our friends at Screenrant for the tip. The Fan art you see above was created by todarkknightbatfan.

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