ABC to Air a Captain America 75th Anniversary Special

By Maryann Yin 

Captain America (GalleyCat)Marvel has announced that ABC will shoot a one-hour special called “Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years.” Joe Simon and Jack Kirby introduced Steve Rogers and his superhero alter ego to the world back in 1941; the show will feature a look back at how the character has evolved.

Some of the Hollywood names who have agreed to take part include Marvel legend Stan Lee, actor Chris Evans, actress Hayley Atwell, and the family members of both Simon and Kirby. The air date has been scheduled for Jan. 19, 2016.

Here’s more from the press release: “Captain America has been the moral compass that has inspired generations to do better and believe in more than themselves. Whether it be leading the Avengers or fighting for his beliefs, even when it meant taking sides against those closest to him during Marvel’s Civil War, ‘Cap’ has been a beacon of light in the Marvel Universe and a central figure in the vast and dynamic world that Marvel fans know and celebrate today.”