Marvel Studios and Disney have released a new picture of Chris Evans as Captain America from their wildly anticipated film The Avengers. They also have given fans of Captain Rogers and his alter-ego an early treat: We have a release date for Captain America 2.
Look for the continuing adventures of Captain America when the film’s sequel lands in theaters April 4, 2014.
Rumors had abounded that filmmakers felt there were many adventures Cap had during the first Captain America that were not shown on film that involved him fighting for freedom in a World War II-set world. Now, the studio has stated that, “The second installment will pick-up where the highly anticipated Marvel’s The Avengers 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.”
We find that last part very interesting… “in the modern world.” It was wondered how Captain America’s film future would be handled as a franchise as the first film completed with Evans in a very modern Times Square looking utterly confused. Much of the lore of the hero involved him fighting for justice in the mid-twentieth century. Guess it’s true… you can’t go back in time.