"Disco is dead. Captain America is only dead-ish.
Despite being gunned down in the latest issue of his own comic book title, the red-white-and-blue-clad hero's planned big-screen adventure lives, a Marvel Studios spokesman said Wednesday.
'The movie is still going,' the rep said.
Screenwriter David Self (Road to Perdition) is on script duty. No other names have been announced. Ditto for a release date.
In comic book stores, meanwhile, Captain America's prospects looked bleak with Marvel's Captain America #25, on sale Wednesday, featuring the bloody demise of its iconic namesake.
Steve Rogers, the crimefighter's everyday alter ego, was felled by an unidentified sniper on his way into a courthouse and pronounced dead at a hospital of 'multiple gunshot wounds to the shoulder, chest and stomach,' according to 'assassination' coverage on Marvel Comics' Website.
Still, as is the way in a comic universe that saw the 1993 'death' of Superman, all is not lost for the hero, first introduced in 1941."