Joe Quesada Talks Captain America, Spider-Man 4 & More

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 7th, 2013 at 11:55 am,

Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, a man who always makes the effort to talk to the fans, held his own Q&A at Big Apple Comic-Con over the weekend. While talking a ton about comics, characters and not being able to talk about the Disney merger, he did address some questions regarding some of the upcoming Marvel superhero movies.

Quesada fielded questions about Spider-Man 4, The First Avenger: Captain America and the new kid-focused cartoon series, Super Hero Squad Show. Read what he had to say after the jump – especially about what he says about the Cap movie!

Comic Book Resources was in attendance making note of what was said and when the subject of Marvel movies first came up from the series of fan questions, the first topic was that of Spider-Man 4. However, since Sony owns the film rights to Spider-Man and not Marvel Studios, Quesada isn’t too involved and didn’t have much to say on the topic.

“I’m the biggest Sam Raimi fan in the world, so I can pretty much guarantee that it’ll be damn good.”

I wonder what Joe thought of Spider-Man 3

Next, the questions moved towards something he could talk about and something Marvel and movie fans really want to hear about: The First Avenger: Captain America.

“I’ve seen a couple of outlines and an initial screenplay, and it’s going to rock everyone’s socks off… It’s very unexpected, the kind of movie it is.”

The Marvel headmaster then added that Captain America’s solo film sets up The Avengers in “a fantastic way.” The most interesting thing he revealed however, is that there exists a wish list of actors that they have to play the patriotic hero. That’s a list I want to hear more about and I expect that casting decisions will start having to be made soon.

As for the Super Hero Squad Show, which no doubt appeals to Disney’s desires to acquire a strong hold of the youth demographic, Quesada used his young daughter as an example of someone who could be drawn into the Marvel universe at a young age with this sort of introduction to the characters.

“I think [that approach to attaining new comics readers] will increase the more that Marvel gets into the mainstream.”

So, there you have it. Quesada is very optimistic about the Captain America film and it seems they have some lead actors already in mind – no surprise if we assume The First Avenger: Captain America will not be delayed from its release date a mere two months after Thor (a movie that’s deep into casting with its leads already selected).

Any guesses as to who’s on that list of candidates to play Steve Rogers?

Check out my thoughts on the future of Captain America and my partner in crime, Kofi Outlaw’s piece on who should play Captain America.

All three of the Marvel heroes will have their next films open in theaters in the summer of 2011. The First Avenger: Captain America is scheduled to open July 22, 2011, Thor will strike theaters May 20, 2011 and Spider-Man 4 webs the screens May 5, 2011.

Source: CBR

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  1. I have no idea who is on that list, but I bet they are going pretty A-list…

  2. “I’ve seen a couple of outlines and an initial screenplay, and it’s going to rock everyone’s socks off… It’s very unexpected, the kind of movie it is.”

    This quote makes it sound interesting that it will be different. Let’s just hope they take the script seriously and put quality on the screen.

  3. Another thing that scares me is that this guy thinks the world of Sam Raimi. Is he serious? Because that kind of worries me.

  4. What’s wrong with Sam Raimi? He gave us the Evil Dead movies, Spiderman 1 and 2, and 3 was because the studio got too involved in the creative processes…

  5. I liked Spiderman 1 and loved # 2. 3 I have no comment about but the guy is his biggest fan and that’s what worries me. maybe he just had to say that. couldn’t bash him i guess. Raimi has received plenty of that.

  6. The anticipation is killing me! I didn’t realize Thor and Cap were scheduled for release in the same year?! I wish I could peek at the Cap cast wishlist.

  7. Maybe someone will tweet it, lol!

  8. Aaron Eckhart for Captain America! And Rami is possibly the most overated director in Hollywood!

  9. man 2011 is gonna be awsome, im just glad most of these mmovies are comeing out before the end of the world 2012 to bad i really wanted to c the avengers.

  10. Aaron Eckhart…hmmm… that could actually be the best nominee I heard of yet. He might be able to pull it off with authority and the right amount of patriotism. I also agree to Kofis suggestion of John Hamm.

    What worries me, is Disneys influence on the project. I have nothing against a younger audience getting interested in classic superhero mevies. But take for example, Family action hero Brendon Fraser getting the part. What a farce and disgrace that would be!!!

    As for Sam Raimi, “Don’t call us. We’ll call you.” Granted, I liked Darkman, but I doubt he can live up to what Jon Favreau brought to the screen.
    Why not try some of the directors of animated superhero films? Such as: Dan Riba, Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland or Frank Paur. They did one hell of a job in, Batman: The animated series, and The Justice league.
    Any thoughts on this? Anyone….Anyone?

  11. i agree 100% with roy, aaron eckhart or jon hamm r very good choices. as for disney i don’t think they will try to have any input into the next three marvel movies thor captain america or especially the avengers because these 3 franchise character movies were already being produced,directed and have creative control over by marvel entertainment and if disney wants to see a well made,well produced, well directed movie then stay away & let marvel do it’s thing.

  12. Sam Raimi is not overrated. He made one crappy film, Spider-Man 3, which, in all honesty, was still a lot better than some of the other superhero movies we’ve gotten, and suddenly everybody hates the guy. I mean, come on, everyone has had their off project.

  13. First off, to Mike: I hope not :)

    True Josh. The producers may have killed his true potential regarding Spiderman, although, I did like Sandman, but the under developed Venom story ruined everything about it (Personally, Evil Dead is one of my favorite movies). In my opinion, I would just like to have a director with indepth knowledge and understanding of the idea as a whole. Otherwise, the project will go down like the Titanic. That being said. I hope who every gets elected, lives up to our hopes and fears, lol. For once, I’d just like to see the movie industry follow through and give us something promising, without too much comprimise.

    P.S. – Revealing my true identity, I am now known as KRYPTOWUS!

  14. Did you not see the abortion of a movie that was Drag Me To Hell? The least scary, worst directed and acted, ‘horror’ movie in the past decade!!!
    Rami, could have done more with Spiderman 3, he had more control over the project than eveyone thinks, if he was really unhapy he could have walked! What about Emo Peter? And even if Venom hadnt been forced on him, the plot still would have been s*** with the sandman. Venom should have been the only villain in that film.
    That said, the only decent bit of acting and plot in Spiderman 3 came from James Franco and Harry’s story.

  15. @ Josh Rose
    I agree with ya. Ive seen worse comic book adaption films worser than Spidey 3, Mainly Supergirl comes to mind. And like Ken J mentioned was true about the studio was more involved so it was more their fault than Raimi’s. Why let one film get everyone outta line. Every director has a bad film in their careers. If not Raimi, the film could always be worse in the same way people think of the X-Men franchise after Singer left. And you cant count on someone like Chris Nolan to make every single super hero film. It all reminds me of having all the Halloween films except for part 3 because it doesnt have Michael Myers in it, but it wouldnt keep me from wanting more films to be made. To me i think all Raimi could of done was replace certain scenes and fill replace the bads with somthing like Peter doin stuff in the alien costume etc.

  16. I was going to mention Drag Me To Hell, but I lost all interest during the parking garage scene. So it wouldn’t be fair to judge it since I didn’t finish watching it lol.

    Still no thoughts on the director/writers I mentioned above? After all, Boyd Kirkland did write the screen story for Ultimate Avengers I and II. IMDB some of these guys and you’ll see what I’m on about. And if you haven’t seen these animated gems, I highly reccomend it.

  17. @kryptowus
    are they animated shows or movies? I’d like to check them out since I haven’t seen any of them.

  18. Ultimate Avengers I and II are animatd movies about an hour and fifteen minutes long each.
    Just about everything these guys (The ones I’ve mentioned) get involved in, are fantastic. Come to think of it, I should have written these posts in the discussion on who should direct The Avengers >_<

  19. It’s not going to happen anytime soon, but I would still like to see a fresh new cast and director breathe new life into the Spiderman franchise.

    Whilst I’ve enjoyed what Raimi has done, I would prefer more fast paced realistic action, better dramatic acting and less campy humour.

    Having said that, I am eagerly anticipating Spidey 4, so I don’t hate Sam Raimi and I certainly don’t think he’s over rated. I just want to see a fresh approach after Spidey 4.