Captain America screenwriter talks setting up a sequel

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Captain America is charging into cinemas this July and, this being a Marvel property, already there is talk of a sequel.

Screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus were hired in February to start working on a follow-up screenplay, and now McFeely has revealed some titbits of information.

“Well, our hope is that there is room and we’re negotiating how to do that now,” he says regarding a sequel that’s dependent on the fall-out from Joss Whedon’s The Avengers.

“The story will likely be in the present day. We’re experimenting with flashback elements for more period WW2 stuff. I can’t say much more than that but we made it baggy enough to refer to more stories in the past.”

When asked if he wrote time gaps into the first Captain America in which a sequel could take place, he revealed:

“Absolutely. He had more adventures than just the one you’re going to see in the movie.”

With Captain America a key part in the currently-shooting The Avengers , we won’t have to wait long after his big screen debut before we see him again.

Captain America: The First Avenger opens 29 July 2011.

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