Captain America 2 Shoots This Year, 70's Nick Fury Film To Follow?

Neal McDonough reveals Marvel's plan to shoot Captain America 2 this year, closely followed by a Nick Fury movie.

Captain America actor Neal McDonough has told IMDB that Marvel will begin filming the sequel to last summer's blockbuster hit by the end of the year. Confirming that he will reprise bowler-hat-wearing World War II soldier Dum Dum Dugan, he says;
Yeah, they€™re planning (to go into production for) for the end of this year, because Marvel does one film at a time. So they€™re going to do THOR 2 and as soon as THOR has wrapped, they€™ll do CAP 2. Hopefully right after that, we€™ll jump into NICK FURY because that€™s the one I€™m looking forward to more than anything.
McDonough's confirmation that he has a role in the sequel would suggest the movie will be set in the World War II timeline as Dum Dum Dugan would likely be long dead by the time Steve Rogers wakes up from his frozen start to become part of The Avengers. Does that mean prequel then... a movie set during the time period that previously we saw just as a quick montage in last year's movie? The Nick Fury answer is also interesting, as does his elaboration;
Because it€™ll be me and Sam Jackson. In the real Marvel universe, Dum Dum Dugan is Nick Fury€™s right hand man€And I just pray that they have a 1970s setting, because I want to see Sam Jackson with lambchops kicking people€™s asses for Marvel universe. It would just be awesome. And to work with Sam would be a treat. We€™ve become friendly over the years.
Certainly the idea when Samuel L. Jackson signed his unprecedented nine film contract with Marvel a few years back was that he would keep making these cameos in the films before eventually branching off for his own flick somewhere down the road. The idea of doing it in the 70's is interesting and would most definitely make for a kick-ass movie but then the question of how you de-age Samuel. L Jackson by three to four decades and for Dum Dum Dugan to be aged up by the same figure from the 40's is another problem! The current plot for the Nick Fury movie over at its IMDB page backs up McDonough's claims;
"A daring amateur boxer from Hells Kitchen is recruited by the Army for some top-secret assignments. He soon is promoted to captain, where he puts together the First Attack Squad, a group of elite soldiers who carry out elite missions."
How much stock we put into IMDB plot synopsis blurbs from films well in the future though is another matter entirely. But Captain America 2 is definitely happening and to hear it may film this year (although at the very backend) is tremendously exciting. Can't wait to hear how they plan to execute their plan (i.e. a World War II set movie, or modern day film) and which Marvel universe characters will be involved. We should have something of a better idea of where they are going once The Avengers is released in cinemas this May.

Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.