Director Joe Johnston who’s been out promoting his newest film “The Wolfman,” which drops February 12th, has also been dropping nuggets regarding his much more anticipated Marvel film, “The First Avenger: Captain America”

Courtesy of, Johnston updates fans with some information about where they stand in regards to the pre-production stage:

“We’re in prep,” Johnston says. “Rick Heinrichs is production-designing and we’re set up down in Manhattan Beach [California]. It’s the part of the process that I love the most,” he enthuses. “We have eight or ten really talented artists, and we all just sit around all day and draw pictures and say, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if we could do this?’ It’s that phase of the production where money doesn’t matter: ‘Let’s put all the greatest stuff up on the wall and [then later] see what we can afford.’” The film, he says at this early stage, will begin “in 1942, 1943″ during World War II. “The stuff in the ’60s and ’70s [comic books] we’re sort of avoiding. We’re going back to the ’40s, and then forward to what they’re doing with Captain America now.”

Expect more updates and tidbits regarding “The First Avenger” later this week as Johnston makes his rounds to promote “The Wolfman,” which stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving, Art Malik.

“The First Avenger: Captain America,” is written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Chronicles of Narnia trilogy).

Source: filmjournal