No one can ignore the fact that the new millenium is definitively under the sign of the old comics Super-heroes adaptations.
Marvel continues to surf on the wave of the success of super-heroe films, and to exploit its own rich catalog. This time, it is Captain America who will be brought to the big screen in a movie entitled First Avenger: Captain America. Development has just started, and Marvel has hired Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) to direct this upcoming film.
This classic Marvel character was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, and appeared for the first time in March 1941.
First Avenger: Captain America is scheduled to be released on May of 2011. The character of Captain America will also appear in The Avengers the same year.
In addition, December will see the release of Punisher: War Zone, and next year, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men Origins: Magneto.
In 2010-2011 Marvel is expecting to itself produce Iron Man 2, Thor, The First Avenger: Captain America, The Avengers and Ant-Man.