Captain America 2 will be set primarily in modern day

Captain America in The Avengers (Times Square)

The HD Room has interviewed Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriters Scott McFeely and Chris Markus as part of the Blu-ray release of the film. As they have both signed on to script the sequel as well, they spill a few beans about the sequel.

Scott McFeely is pretty clear on the setting: “I think it’s safe for us to say that it’s primarily set in the modern day. That seems to have been the biggest question people have been wondering about regarding the sequel. Most people know the story of Captain America as the story of this man out of time, and because The Avengers is such a big movie, and because [Avengers director] Joss Whedon has so many moving pieces, we’ve been left with room to explore Cap entering the modern day wondering, “What is all this? What’s happened to the world” and so on“.

Markus adds “We made a movie where the world was in context for Steve Rogers. It was a movie where it was a more pure time, where there were clearly black-and-white, right-and-wrong, good-and-evil scenarios. And Cap is a guy who symbolizes that. Now he’s in the now, and there is nothing black-and-white. So what do you do with that guy? How does he react to a much more uncertain time? So you’re given this huge new palate to work with, but you can keep him the same”. 

“And that’s the fun of getting to do a sequel. Captain America, Steve Rogers, he’s pretty firmly established. Now we can take him through some different places”.

Captain America will next be seen in The Avengers, due out in Australia and the UK in late April 2012, and on 4 May 2012 in the US from Disney. Captain America 2 is not expected out until at least 2014, with Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 due in 2013.

Captain America: The First Avenger will be available in the US on Blu-ray/DVD from 25 October in the US, and from 1 December 2011 in Australia from Paramount.