Marvel's Joe Quesada on Captain America: 'It's Going to Rock'

October 21, 2009
Source: Comic Book Resources

Captain America

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."

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hoping this is raiders of the lost ark with costumes (and the red skull). can't wait. this and thor should surprise audiences in the same way iron man did, they're completely different kinds of superhero movie.

manxome on Oct 21, 2009


Well it sounds good but this guy is a big raimi fan so I'm not so sure.

M-Cat on Oct 21, 2009


@ 1 totally agree with you it's got to be like raiders of the lost with cap vs red skull,one thing does worry me that is the release date between thor & captain america is about a month,so wilth all this promising shit about the cast & director of the thor movie,but we haven't heard fuck all about the cast & crew of captain america this is not a sign in my eyes.

tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Oct 21, 2009


I also agree with #1.

Robbie on Oct 21, 2009


Alex, I wish you would stop posting crap like this up. He's the Editor in Chief at Marvels, what do you expect him to say? This movie sounds like it's going to suck, no one should go and watch it? Come on, he's suppose to say crap like this... His words don't mean $#!+.

The One on Oct 21, 2009


Bring on the Patriotism! God knows we need it now more than ever!

Vegegeeta-geeta on Oct 21, 2009


Personally I loved the Rocketeer when it came out. The blend of light steampunk influence mixed with the classic feel of the old movie serials felt so very fun to watch and would perfectly suit the atmosphere of a golden age comic book character like Captain America. Especially in contrast to his Silver Age revival in Avengers and even more so against his more modern depictions in series like Civil War. This movie needs to be about a hero who has no seeming flaws, a golden depiction of the traits all heroes should aspire to. And while it doesn't have to be cheesey, a little bit of tongue in cheek fun could be a blast. The more I hear about it, the more I'm looking forward to it. Now let's just hope they cast it well.

Robert Drinkwater on Oct 21, 2009


Fuck it. Marvel has been shitting on their characters left and right with maybe 1 out of 6 decent movies running as their success ratio. The word from Marvels go-to guys means absolutely shit and anyone who believes them is a goddamn fool.

Voice of Reason on Oct 21, 2009


Rocketeer was an awesome underrated movie. This could be great...

Dreckent on Oct 21, 2009


Although in his early years the character of Captain America was all about simple & impulsive patriotism (U.S. is the best and the amercan way is the only way), in the recent versions it seems to act as a symbol of what he would believe everyone (inside and outside the U.S.) should fight for: Concepts like justice, honor and civil disobedience (see Civil War). Its obvious that the later view will be more appealling for everyone. But, as much as I hate patriotism in every way, you cant tell a story that happens during WWII without portraying propaganda. It would be like saying nobody died...

Dreckent on Oct 21, 2009


I'm sure this will get the reboot treatment as well...

sean on Oct 21, 2009


I can't say I'm the most hardcore Capt America fan, but I've got high hopes for this film. I think this will be the start of a milestone concerning the way comic books are executed through film, being that the relation of stories crossover and flow together but can stand alone, so it doesn't necessarily feels like a sequel per say, but more of a representing the 'next issue' characteristic we've known from comic books. I know Louis Leterrier talked about having movies play through the summer, and I think he's in the ball park for that, but that would need A LOT of collaboration between 4 SEPERATE productions, on top of having these characters interact with each other - But that's a whole other can of worms. Just from what I've heard about this, I keep getting more excited. I think it'll be another comic book film with a strong basis of reality that people will really be able to connect with.

Nick Sears on Oct 21, 2009


They said the same thing about The Fantastic 4. The unfortunate fact of Captain America is that it's saddled with a name from a time when America was respected around the world, not ridiculed so no matter how good this movie may be, it will only be sucessful in North America.

Hattori Hanzo on Oct 21, 2009


Great Stuff.

Fisherr on Oct 21, 2009


Good call # 10 Concerning the Patriotism spoken of, I think they'll approach it on the sense that captain america is the worlds hero fighting the worlds evil. I think there's going to be a parallel between the two time periods and that evil is still the same evil, even well after 70 years. Other than america back in the forties, with all the posters they had to support the war, they won't glamorize the 'american way of life' in present day. I can guarantee that. I think people will connect more with the fact of human struggle and the fight against tyranny from the 40s to today.

Nick Sears on Oct 21, 2009


I'd be weary of what Joe Quesada says just like I never take anything Laura Shuler-Donner says about the X-men movies seriously. Now that said Joe Johnston is a ace director and Wolfman is looking good so their is hope, plus Marvel is running the ship not FOX and no Avi Arad forcing Venom into a script. Have faith, Marvel is 2 for 2 with Incredible Hulk & Ironman.

PimpSlapStick on Oct 21, 2009


Dreckent, "as much as I hate patriotism in every way.." This quote disgusts me. Go ahead and keep thinking America is the source of all evil in the world and keep dumping on the men and women who serve, who stand a watch so we can sleep at night dreaming of lattees, flat screen tvs and the next comic book adaption. You are not smarter or more sophisticated for claiming to hate your country... I would love to see Captain America done right and with the nuance, depth it deserves- but I do not look forward to the debate over whether it is right or wrong to love your country...its fodder for spoiled, over pampered, dense fools. Out.

peter on Oct 21, 2009


"Have faith, Marvel is 2 for 2 with Incredible Hulk & Ironman." I shake my head at that statement... think of how great the rest of their films could have been if the right people were behind the wheel. Schuler-Donner needs to be fired.

sean on Oct 21, 2009


I hope its dark like Batman

Trey on Oct 21, 2009


The head of a company is saying his product is going to be good? :0 must be true.

Al on Oct 21, 2009


#18 Yeah your right the other movies based on Marvel characters are a mixed bag sure, but Marvel itself had very little control over those films. The sad part is it's very unlikely Marvel will get back Spider-man, X-men or Fantastic Four from Fox and Sony anytime soon.

PimpSlapStick on Oct 21, 2009


#16 ...Yeah, I'm with you. Marvel's real films have been pretty good. Hopefully they can maintain it, afterall these things are pretty fragile. The first two Spider-Man films did so well, but then one bad film like the third and now film 4 has to be amazing otherwise it'll get completely panned. It's hard to win back lost fans. Still, the Avengers film universe is something unique.They've got a team of writers planning out these shows... It's written more like a TV series than a film series. It's how these films should've been done all along. Marvel's really pioneering a new way to write cinematic franchises.

Mark on Oct 21, 2009


In the end, D.C. will win the film war. They've reigned in their properties to get it right. No matter what you may feel towards Superman Returns, it's better than 75% of what Marvel was put out in terms of quality. D.C. is 3 for 3 whereas Marvel is, what... 2 for 21?

sean on Oct 21, 2009


Why does he have little wings on his head?

Gonnarentit on Oct 21, 2009


Needs to be Watchmen during WWII. The Cap was like a real life hero, nothing EXTREMELY super and have it be modern, for the time, with Red Skull. A hero amongst us type thing like Ironman. This just has to be more serious IMO.

Tra la la la la di da on Oct 21, 2009


@#11 This is reboot treatment you imbecile. Freaking thirteen year old kids.. do your research.

Meatcarnage on Oct 21, 2009


^^^ No, I meant another reboot after it fails you IMBECILE.

sean on Oct 21, 2009


i enjoy the cheesy 80's movie 🙂 But yeah, patrotism sucks.

ryderup on Oct 21, 2009


Iron Man and Cpt America will work. Totally possible that these characters could exist. Thor just dont make it. All semblance of reality goes out the window with the injection of the Norse gods bullsh*t. A terrible way to fu*k up a potentially good series.

toejamm on Oct 22, 2009


I know we haven't seen much or heard much about this but I just pictured the shield ricocheting off the cast & crew print in the starting credits - geeee willikers I hope they get the shield right! Nothing like some good shield throwing.

Tony on Oct 23, 2009

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