Marvel Journeys to ‘Narnia’ to Capture Writers for ‘Captain America’

Buzz has been building for the forthcoming First Avenger: Captain America. Now the film has found a pair of writers hiding out in the wardrobe.

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who both worked on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the sequel, Prince Caspian, are in negotiations to pen the film. It appears the ball is now rolling as the film also found a director last week in Joe Johnston.

Jack Kirby and Joe Simon came up with the character in 1941 for Timely Comics. The story follows the life of Steve Rogers, who is rejected by the Army for being too sickly. Determined to get turn the tables, Rogers undergoes an experiment that puts him at the peak of physical conditioning. The experiment also gives him the alter-ego of Captain America, a war hero. Equipped with an indestructible shield, Captain America takes it to the Nazis and battles villains like the Red Skull.

Captain America is set to be released May 6, 2011 and an Avengers film will follow shortly after. It will be quite a quick follow-up for the Captain, but it makes sense considering Marvel will be looking to cash in on the success of the four main characters. Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America will hopefully have all flexed their box-office muscle by then.

Marvel’s Captain America will be a film set in the World War II era but Captain America will show up in the modern-day setting of the Avengers film. If only we could all age so well frozen in ice.

Who do you want to play Captain America? Are you excited for an Avengers film?

Adam Sweeney has a background in journalism, having spent 4 years on the Lone Star Lutheran as an Opinions and Arts & Entertainment columnist. He graduated in May 2008 from Texas Lutheran University with a Dramatic Media degree and hopes to become a filmmaker/journalist/radio host/actor extraordinaire. He also writes film and play scripts and figures if Good Luck Chuck can make it to the big screen then why can't he? He can also be read at TalkHoops.net as a feature writer on all things basketball, and his personal blog covers everything from politics to why Keira Knightley is looking more like Jack Skellington every day. (www.myspace.com/theadamlee)

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