We’ve got months before Captain America: The First Avenger and X-Men: First Class hit the big screen. But it’s clear that Marvel and Disney are trying to keeping the franchise cash cows going, as they’re already setting up sequels to both.
Latino Review is reporting that the screenwriters of Captain America, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, have been hired to write the sequel. There’s no word about what the sequel would be about, but keep in mind that Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky, is already contracted for sequels. So, we might be seeing some Winter Soldier action
As for X-Men: First Class, Bryan Singer mentioned to the LA Times that First Class is one part of a continued story. This came up after he was asked about continuity problems of Havok being around in 1960′s, decades earlier than his brother, Cyclops.
“Yes, the timeline is different,” Singer said. “It wouldn’t physically fit for him to be the brother of Cyclops. We take some liberties on that. There are notions, but, um, I don’t want to give away certain interrelations, but let’s just say there are some things that do adhere to the comic books and do so in a way the fans will get a kick out of. And those things can, perhaps, move forward into the future…. That’s one reason we wanted to call the film ‘First Class’ even though it isn’t the [Jeff Parker-penned story arc called] ‘First Class’ in the comics as fans know it. You couldn’t really tell that story without going even earlier and explaining how they got there and how it came to be. I liked the title, so we kept it, but this is a prelude in a way that will eventually lead to the [scenarios] that fit in more clearly with the ‘First Class’ comics and situations.”
So, it looks like they’re preparing other First Class sequels, too. Here’s hoping we finally get a period-appropriate Disco Dazzler down the road.