'Captain America 2' will soon hit theaters this April, bringing Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to Washington, D.C. to take on a new shadowy threat. But first, Marvel comics will fill in the blanks on what the Cap has been up to in between the big 'Avengers' battle in NYC and his next run against 'The Winter Soldier.'
Comic books have pretty much dominated the movie world with fun-to-watch (if not incredible) film adaptations of the X-Men, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four story lines, to name just a few. Marvel Studios is currently in the middle of a renaissance of sorts when its box office hit 'The Avengers' becoming one of the top movies of summer 2012, thereby making the branched-off movies ('Iron Man,' 'Captain America,' 'Thor,' 'The Hulk') equally epic.
While Marvel is focusing now on the upcoming 'The Avengers 2,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and all the various sequels of the individual Avenger members, 20th Century Fox has some plans of its own. The studio has decided to bring on board comic book writer and 'Kick-Ass 2' creator Mark Millar as creative consultant for all the upcoming Marvel-adapted movies.
Marvel and DC have been butting heads ever since both of the comic book publishing companies first came into existence. Last year DC trumped Marvel sales for a temporary amount of time with 'The New 52,' and Marvel hopes to do them one better not just with their summer event story arc 'Avengers vs. X-Men' which is making headlines not for its pairing of the two classic superhero teams but for the first gay wedding in a superhero comic book.