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Captain America more than just star-spangled

Superhero Summer is coming to a close, with Thor attaining mild success (not nearly the reaction Iron Man received) and The Green Lantern struggling to not only earn back its massive production budget (some estimates reach $300 million), but avoid committing suicide after critical shaming.  Captain America: The First Avenger is the season closer and though it may not be as strong as this summer’s X-Men:First Class, it’s about as satisfying as The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man: a fun romp with a decently developed hero that doesn’t insult your gray matter.

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Joe Johnston’s Captain America: Shelved?

A source at John Landis’ Burke and Hare film shoot informed me that due to The Wolfman’s poor performance, the Captain American film (set to be released 2011 according to imdb) has been pushed back.

Considering a look at boxofficemojo.com reveals the $150 million dollar werewolf flick has grossed under $100 million worldwide, this doesn’t seem too unlikely. The delay in shooting could indicate a change in directors.

Can’t say I’m too disappointed. Johnston directed Jurassic Park III and The Wolfman, both of which weren’t very impressive.

UPDATE:

Since io9 and some other sites picked this story up, Marvel has issued an official response to my post, saying they are not delaying the film.