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Captain America to Battle Red Skull

Joe Johnston told SHOCKTILLYOUDROP.com that Red Skull will be the villain in the first Captain America film, which he's directing.

Joe Johnston told SHOCKTILLYOUDROP.com that Red Skull will be the villain in the first Captain America film, which he's directing.

He also explained whey THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA will be set during World War II.

"Virtually the entire story except the bookends are in World War II because we all recognize we have one chance to tell the origin story of how he became Captain America, you can't tell a modern story and then go back and tell the origin story. If you're going to do it, let's do it. Let's do it first. Everyone wanted to tell an origin story. There was a version where it was a modern story and it didn't work," he said.

The film is slated for release on July 22, 2011.

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