Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are in negotiations to write Marvel Studios’ First Avenger: Captain America, to be directed by Joe Johnston and produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige.
Created in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon for Timely Comics, Captain America is the heroic alter ego of Steve Rogers, who is rejected by the Army for being too sickly and undergoes an experiment that takes him to the pinnacle of human form. Paired with an indestructible shield, he becomes a symbol of the war effort, fighting Nazis and villainous scientists like the Red Skull.
In modern times, the character starred in his own long-running comic series and also was a charter member of Marvel’s superteam, the Avengers.
Marvel’s “Captain America” will be a World War II-set movie, and the character will appear in modern day-set The Avengers.
Markus and McFeely worked on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and its sequel, “Prince Caspian.” The duo also wrote HBO’s “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.”