Marvel's new Captain America movie will be key to future Marvel success.

The new Captain America movie (Captain America: The First Avenger), scheduled for a May 6th, 2011 release date, is probably one of the most important movies in Matrvel Entertainment's movie-making history; A lot will be riding on this film, probably more than most comic book movie fans realize at this point. think about it: this new Captain America movie project will be the lead in to the subsequent Marvel Avengers movie which is itself scheduled for a July 15th, 2011 release. If Captain America turns out to be a lame duck at the box office do you think that it won't negatively effect the buzz for premier of the the Avengers movie? If you don't think that these two projects success is closely tied together, then you are simply fooling yourself.

If Captain america flops, then the Marvel Avengers movie is pretty much doomed. I'm not even going out on a limb by saying this: do you think that Marvel's outlook on its future projectswould be so rosey if Iron Man had been a box office flop? Hell, no. Why do you think that Marvel was so determined to keep control of their slate of future movie projects dealing with some of their more iconic characters? They knew the score going in: if these films are not done right then the future of Marvel as a source of movie properties would be tarnished, so better to make sure that the movies that are going to be mad are made properly - ie that the creative reigns are held by those who know what needs to be kept in the picture to make it a successful movie for its initial target/intended audience of comic book fans who will be there first day and ready to spread positive buzz about a comicbook movie if given a half decent piece of filmmaking to work with.