The First Avenger: Captain America Will Feature The Howling Commandos

It's a delicate balancing act, deciding which elements from a comic book to bring into its film adaptation. We've gotten drips and drabs recently about who might be showing up The First Avenger: Captain America, but we've now learned that The Howling Commandos will be making an appearance too.

Devin Faraci from CHUD has spoken with producer Kevin Feige today at the Iron Man 2 junket and confirms the news that the Howling Commandos will encounter Captain America in the upcoming film. From the Sgt. Fury comic books, The Howling Commandos were an elite special unit of U.S. Army Rangers composed of a collection of skilled ethnic stereotypes. Led by Sergeant Nick Fury, with Robert Ralston, Dino Manellis, Gabriel Jones, Izzy Cohen and others in tow, the commandos fought their way through World War II and Vietnam.

"The characters will be there as part of the larger Marvel Universe," said Feige. It looks like they're really putting a lot of effort into the world-building elements of these films. I'm just crossing my fingers and hoping it'll all make sense and feel seamless in the end.

The Gabe Jones character has been confirmed for the film, although the team may not actually be called The Howling Commandos. Faraci also speculates that the Commandos might end up interacting with the Invaders, who have also been rumored to make an appearance in the film.