Captain America gets director

Joe Johnston, director of Jurassic Park III and the forthcoming The Wolf Man, has signed on to direct Marvel Studios’ First Avenger: Captain America, its big-screen take on its famous comic book character. Producer Kevin Feige (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man 3) says of Johnston’s appointment: “This is a guy who designed the vehicles … Continued

captain-america-card.jpgJoe Johnston, director of Jurassic Park III and the forthcoming The Wolf Man, has signed on to direct Marvel Studios’ First Avenger: Captain America, its big-screen take on its famous comic book character.

Producer Kevin Feige (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man 3) says of Johnston’s appointment: “This is a guy who designed the vehicles for Star Wars, who storyboarded the convoy action sequence for Raiders Of The Lost Ark… You can look at pieces of his movies and see how they lead to this one.”

No writers have yet been hired for the movie, which is slated for a 2011 release.