Welcome Back: Joss Whedon Reunites With Marvel For New Captain America Story

Credit: IGN
Credit: IGN

After last year’s infamous tiff with Marvel Studios, fans thought Joss Whedon had washed his hands clean with Marvel and all their properties. Whedon shared that he was done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was taking some much needed time off.

Looks like Whedon’s break is over as the legendary director, writer and jack of all trades is heading back to work. Whedon is returning to Marvel Comics but not as a director. Whedon is teaming up again with John Cassaday to celebrate Captain America’s 75th anniversary. 

The two are currently working on a new story arc for the First Avenger. They are slated to help out in Captain America: Sam Wilson #7, an all-new story celebrating the legacy and legend of Captain America.

Not much is known at this time as far as what Whedon and Cassaday have in store for good ol’ Cap. It is interesting that Whedon is doing a Captain America story given his history with that character on the big screen.

One of the major criticisms about both the Avengers films against Whedon was his characterization of Captain America. Whedon tended to make him incredibly old fashioned and almost the brunt of all the jokes, which is rather unfortunate. Given that Sam Wilson is now Captain America for this storyline, here’s hoping Whedon doesn’t revert back to his previous treatment of Captain America.

This isn’t first time that Cassaday and Whedon have worked together. The two had previously teamed up for the Astonishing X-Men which was a runaway train of success both critically and in sales.

Captain America: Sam Wilson #7 is set to be ready for March 7th as its cutoff date. Fans will be able to snag a copy of the comic when it arrives in comic book stores on March 30th.

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