According to Production Weekly, the film adaptation of Captain America, titled The First Avenger: Captain America, will stay true to the star-spangled hero's period roots.
Film School Rejects has read the official production synopsis of the film, which is slated to open May 6, 2011. 2011? Holy god, there's going to be flying cars and colonies on the moon by the time this flick opens. Jesus.
Synopsis is as follows:
Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the “Super-Soldier Serum” and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.
Well, the first mistake is that if Steve was born during the Great Depression, he'd be around 10 when America entered WWII. Aside from that, I'm sure that all of these story details will remain in place over the next 3 years of development. Sure. Yeah.