Marvel's Joe Quesada on Captain America: 'It's Going to Rock'
There's actually more to his quote than just that, but we'll get to that. As a reminder, Joe Quesada is the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics. Essentially, he's the head honcho of the comics division who has a good say on the movie side of things as well (since he knows all of the characters so well). Quesada recently appeared at a panel at the Big Apple Comic-Con and Comic Book Resources was there to cover his talk. If you're a fan of comics as well, the entire update is worth reading, but I'm specifically pulling out his small update on The First Avenger: Captain America. He doesn't say anything new, but it's a good quote.
Sticking with Hollywood, Quesada offered a brief update on "The First Avenger: Captain America," with which he's had some involvement. "I've seen a couple of outlines and an initial screenplay, and it's going to rock everyone's socks off," he said. "It's very unexpected, the kind of movie it is." Quesada added that "Captain America" sets up "The Avengers" in "a fantastic way" and also mentioned that there is an undisclosed wish list of actors to play the star-spangled superhero.
I like the sound of that. It's always great to hear from the head comics guy about some of their upcoming movies. We last ran quotes from Quesada back in June when he talked about why they chose the directors they did. As for Captain America, we already know it's Joe Johnston, who is supposedly aiming for movie that is a mix of The Rocketeer and World War II and obviously some comic book goodness. Quesada didn't get into more detail on any other movies during his talk, but did drop this little tidbit about Spider-Man 4: "I'm the biggest Sam Raimi fan in the world, so I can pretty much guarantee that it'll be damn good."