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."