‘Captain America 2’ Will Be Set in Present Day

Screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus discuss where superhero Steve Rogers will be in the sequel.

Captain America 2 will be set in present day
Captain America 2 will be set in present day
Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are currently working on the script for Captain America 2. The writers recently revealed the sequel will be primarily set in present day. Here's what Stephen McFeely had to say about the sequel below.

"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 [The 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.'

Christopher Markus added that now the character is established, they can take Captain America to new places in the sequel.

"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: The First Avenger will be released on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD October 25.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released April 4th, 2014 and stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo. The film is directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Joss Whedon.

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  1. CBF

    Uh... Duh.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  2. MovieManiac

    @cupid - It might but since Iron Man is the most popular with the audience, I have a feeling that it might ending being more of a "Iron Man and Friends" movie then a Avengers movie. Plus, there are so many characters to focus on that it will be really hard to focus to much on each character.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  3. CUPID

    @moviemaniac66 We'll see, i still think the avengers will focus a lot more on him than any other because of his particular situation.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  4. MovieManiac

    @cupid - The Avengers isn't going to have complete focus on that. Captain America 2 will have more room to show how he adapts to his new surroundings and how he deals with all of his loved ones being either dead or just extrememly old. I will obviously see The Avengers, but Captain America adapting to the new world will most likely be focused more on in Captain America 2.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  5. skywise

    I think this is a gret idea and was really hoping they would go this route.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. Sean

    That wouldn't work because his past is basically during the first Captain America movie, in other words meaning before the present time.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Diaigma

    "Captain America 2 Will Be Set in Present Day"

    ... I pretty much assumed that after the first one :P

    3 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Would like it if they crossover Cap and Black Panther like they did in the Marvel Knights series

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. Nicholaus XX

    @caifa -- Lol. Another 'Transformers'? I'll pass!

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    Let the cryotubes begin!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. Junior Roberts

    Now that the question of "when" (as in when will it take place) has been answered, the real question now is "who"? Who is the villain gonna be for Capt to face off against in the sequel? Please... no MODOK or return of Red Skull.

    3 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag


    It would have been cool to have flash backs of his past that leads to a problem that he has to resolve in the present, but it's all good go Cap.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  13. Zak Lee Ferguson

    obvious- whom ever hanst watched Capt' 1 this still isnt a spoiler.

    3 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  14. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    @cupid Avengers will be a monster of a movie with many characters and plotlines, itd be nice to focus on Cap alone dealing with his situation as a man instead of a leader.

    3 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    This sounds good

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 I could be wrong, but didn't you at one point said that with all the missions and rescue operations he had in the first, they could have made a sequel around that?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. Andrew Thompson

    what if captain america had a kid in the past
    and never knew ?

    3 years agoby @andrew-thompsonFlag

  18. Newtron

    @thrashnasty190: LOL I think we're on to something LOL

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  19. thrashnasty190

    @newtron Haha nice one, or Captain America 2: Wrath Of Technology!!! trying to watch him use an IPad or computer would be hilarious lol.

    3 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  20. Jimthar


    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  21. CUPID

    @moviemaniac66@johnnyblazetb82 Why wait until 2014 to see Cap trying to adapt in the present day, when the avengers comes out next year.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  22. moviegeek

    Yay? :P

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  23. Josh

    The first was a pleasant surprise. This seems like a good direction to take a sequel.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  24. Newtron

    @thrashnasty190: Wall Street LOL

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  25. Newtron

    With all of these guys doing these comic movies, as well as the sequels, plus the Avengers, are they gonna have time time to do anything else?

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  26. Newtron

    @ridgl: LOLOL That would be so funny, and weird at the same time LOL

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  27. ridgl

    10 bucks says he'll meet whats-her-names daughter and they will have a relationship.

    3 years agoby @ridglFlag

  28. fanboy

    How else would they do it? lol

    3 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  29. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    Sounds cool a ww2 era sequel woulda sufficed but this sounds intresting to see how he adapts.

    3 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  30. MovieManiac

    Cool. It will be awesome to see Cap trying to adapt to present day.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

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