Marvel Studios has chosen Joe Johnston to direct First Avenger: Captain America.  Johnston, who storyboarded the convoy action sequence in Raiders of the Lost Ark and directed Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo, and the new remake of The Wolfman, began talking with Marvel about Captain America nearly two years ago and, according to The Reporter “much of the project’s current directions resulted from those early conversations.”


First Avenger: Captain America will be set during World War II and will likely include an origin saga.  Cap will also be appearing in Marvel Studios’ Avengers, which will be set in the present.


Marvel Studios expects to hire writers for the Captain America film in the very near future.  The film is currently slated to debut on May 6th, 2011.