I am still a tiny bit apprehensive about it, but there is good news about the upcoming -- 2011? -- Captain America film. Superhero Hype and Newsarama are both reporting that Joe Johnston will be directing the Captain America film.
Johnston worked on Raiders of The Lost Ark and did some conceptual sketches for Star Wars that I recall from one of the first Star Wars books I purchased back in 1977. And he directed The Rocketeer which was pretty good.
Hopefully the Captain America film will be similar in tone to that -- maybe a bit more serious.
I -- like a million other fanboys -- can envision a great Cap film set in World War 2 that ends with Cap presumed dead only to be thawed out of the ice in modern times in The Avengers film.