“If it is a fad, it’s one that lasts 30 to 40 years, as the Western did,” Feige says, speaking to Variety on the larger issue of the continued popularity of comic book films, “because each one is so different. There’s an opportunity to graft almost sub-genres onto them. Our first Captain America film was a World War II picture, and the next is a political thriller. They all have their own textures and patinas, and that’s what is exciting about it.”
The film’s cast is set to include Chris Evans, Emil VanCamp, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson and Toby Jones. It will hit theaters on April 4, 2014.