Filmmaker JOE JOHNSTONE will take the helm of the eagerly anticipated CAPTAIN AMERICA movie.
The Jurassic Park III director has signed a deal with Marvel Studios to bring the comic book superhero to the big screen in 2011.
It is the third Marvel film in the pipeline, including Thor and the Avengers, after Robert Downey Jr.'s turn as Iron Man earlier in the year (08) proved a huge success with superhero fans.
Although Johnstone has signed the deal, it is unknown who will take on the patriotic U.S. role.
Comic book creator Stan Lee has given his backing to Will Smith to wear the red, white and blue suit, although other insiders have suggested Matthew MCConaughey may land the part.