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Old 11-18-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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'Captain America' enlists two scribes Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely in negotiations

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are in negotiations to pen Marvel Studios' "First Avenger: Captain America." The dealmaking occurs about a week after Joe Johnston boarded the project as director.

Marvel's Kevin Feige is producing.

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.

Kicking off with "Iron Man," Marvel Studios' slate of movies -- including "Thor" and the "Iron Man" sequel -- is building toward an "Avengers" movie set for release in 2011, in which the characters from the films team for one big adventure. "Captain America" is scheduled for release May 6, 2011.

Marvel's "Captain America" will be a World War II-set movie, and the character will appear in the modern day-set "Avengers."

Markus and McFeely, repped by UTA, 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."
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Interesting. I've seen all three of their past films and enjoyed them all. The Narnia adaptions were faithful enough so we'll see how this goes.

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Dude this seems pretty good

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Too lazy to IMBD these guys... someone else do it for me.

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Old 11-18-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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Too lazy to IMBD these guys... someone else do it for me.
They wrote both Narnia flicks, a movie called "You Kill Me", and "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers". That's all IMDB has.

Now Marvel has taken Narnia's release date for IM2 and its writers for Cap

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Too lazy to IMBD these guys... someone else do it for me.
lazy ass lol

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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations more
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'Lost' Finds WGA Awards for 23 Writers
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Writer:
  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) (screenplay)
    ... aka Prince Caspian (International: English title: informal short title)
  2. You Kill Me (2007) (written by)
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) (screenplay)
    ... aka The Chronicles of Narnia (International: English title: short title)
  4. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) (teleplay)
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'Lost' Finds WGA Awards for 23 Writers
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Writer:
  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) (screenplay)
    ... aka Prince Caspian (International: English title: informal short title)
  2. You Kill Me (2007) (written by)
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) (screenplay)
    ... aka The Chronicles of Narnia (International: English title: short title)
  4. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) (teleplay)
Miscellaneous Crew:
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Pretty good choices imo, I enjoyed both Narnia flicks.

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They wrote both Narnia flicks, a movie called "You Kill Me", and "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers". That's all IMDB has.

Now Marvel has taken Narnia's release date for IM2 and its writers for Cap
I have been hearing that Narnia 3 is getting delayed even further and that it may not be ready for May 2010 although no changes have been made as of yet... it probably won't even happen at this rate...

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This movie seems like it's going to be pretty solid, I'm excited.

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I like how it says it's going to be a WWII set movie. End it with him in ice and maybe find him at the beginning of Avengers or explain how they found him.

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:08 PM   #12
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Now my question is, how familiar are these two with Captain America? Are they just going to go with their own vision of it from little snippets, are they fans, or will they do some research? I don't really care what they've written before, I just wanna know what they bring to the proverbial table.

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:15 PM   #13
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Now my question is, how familiar are these two with Captain America? Are they just going to go with their own vision of it from little snippets, are they fans, or will they do some research? I don't really care what they've written before, I just wanna know what they bring to the proverbial table.
It was stated that Marvel was hearing pitches when they hired JJ last week, so there must have been something in these two guys' pitch that resonated with Marvel.

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So we have writers now. Cool. I have faith that they'll churn out something that is at least somewhat decent. After all, the Sellers movie was pretty good.

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:21 PM   #15
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I haven't seen You Kill Me or The Life and Death of Peter Sellers but I have seen the Chronicle of Narnia movies and though I liked them they weren't anything to write home about. I'll try and see their other movies but right now I'm not too sure about this movie, average writers combined with an average directer can be either good or bad.

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:54 PM   #16
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You Kill Me was very good, never seen the Peter Sellers thing either.

One thing to keep in mind is that Cap is much less rigid material to adapt than Narnia was, and should give them much more breathing room in a lot of ways. I really don't think their work on Narnia will be reflected much in their work on Cap. At least, I hope not.

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I'm a bit...concerned. Captain America has a chance to be a legitimately great film. Not juts a great adaptation, or a great comic book movie, but a great film. These guys might deliver that, but I have no real reason to assume that they will. The Dark Knight probably spoiled me, but my expectations for a Cap film are pretty dang high.

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I've never seen either Narnia movies, didnt really appeal to me, but they dont seem too bad. I'm sure there are worse writers out there to do Cap than these two.

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Old 11-18-2008, 11:12 PM   #19
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The Narnia flicks weren't all that good, but I think that's more a product of Disney/Walden wanting very "faithful" adaptations of the book than it is these guys' skill. They won the Emmy for that Peter Sellers thing and, like I said, You Kill Me was very, very good.

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Solid writing choices. They fit with the selection of Johnston. So far, I like

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I am just happy they seem to be following my plan of keeping the solo Cap movie[s] in the '40's and using the Avengers movie to bring him into the present!

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I really enjoyed both Narnia movies, so this pleases me. It also pleases me that marvel did not go with Zak Penn. I enjoyed TIH, but I'm glad Marvel is moving past penn for writing cap. This movie looks promising. With all this recent news about cap, hopefully we will hear some possible casting choices as well. I'm glad that Marvel seems to be moving forward with their projects.

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i have never read any cap comic but the character imo feels kinda of how you say boring i think cap is gonna be the hardest to do more than thor

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i have never read any cap comic but the character imo feels kinda of how you say boring i think cap is gonna be the hardest to do more than thor
I disagree.

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