Kevin Feige talks ‘Captain America’

Marvel’s upcoming ‘The First Avenger: Captain America’  will be a World War II period piece.

The studio’s president Kevin Feige revealed that the film, scheduled for a May 6, 2011 release, will lead into the Avengers movie, following six weeks later.

In the comic book series, the Captain America character was an experimental soldier for the US during World War II. He was later frozen in suspended animation and then revived by superhero team the Avengers in the present day.

Feige also confirmed Matthew Vaughn’s exit from Thor, but said a new director would be in place “later this summer”.

Speaking about the film’s potential setting in the mythical world of Asgard, Feige said: “The film is not all Asgard, but it will be a big chunk in Asgard.”

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