Marvel Studios is readying itself for the upcoming production of a full slate of superhero flicks.
Alongside the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and the planned Avengers film, one of the most anticipated movies is First Avenger: Captain America which is currently scheduled for a 2011 release.
Joe Johnston is on board to direct and, as of September, writers Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus were in talks to pen the screenplay.
But now it seems that Marvel is attempting to enlist the writers behind the highly successful Chronicles of Narnia films.
No casting choices have yet been announced and, surprisingly, no actors are rumoured to be in consideration to play Captain America…yet.
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.
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.”