One of Marvels most anticipated films is the adaptation of Captain America. However, there isn’t much known about the project. We know who the character is, and that the film will start shooting this June, but nothing regarding the plot.
In an interview with BoxOffice.com, director Joe Johnston gives us a little bit of info regarding the plot for “The First Avenger: Captain America”.
Thanks to ComingSoon.net:
“It’s not going to be a Captain America that you expect. It’s something different. It is influenced by the comic book, but it goes off in a completely different direction. It’s the origin story of Captain America. It’s mostly period—there are modern, present-day bookends on it—but it’s basically the story of how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America. The great thing about Captain America is he’s a super hero without any super powers. Which is why this story, among the hundreds of super hero stories, appealed to me the most. He can’t fly, he can’t see through walls, he can’t do any of that stuff. He’s an every man who’s been given this amazing gift of transformation into the perfect specimen—the pinnacle of human perfection. How does that affect him? What does that mean for him emotionally and psychologically? He was this 98-pound weakling, he was this wimp, and he’s transformed instantly into this Adonis. You’d think he got everything he wanted. Well, he didn’t get everything he wanted. The rules change at that point and his life gets even more complicated and dire. For me, that’s the interesting part of the story. It’s got some great action sequences in it and some incredible stuff that we’ve never seen before. But at the heart of it, it’s a story about this kid who all he wants to do is fit in. This thing happens and he still doesn’t fit in. And he has to prove himself a hero—essentially go AWOL to save a friend…”
I’m glad that the film will be different from the comics. One thing I’m always irritated at is fan boys complaining about comic book films deviating from the comics. If I wanted exactly whats in the comics, then I’ll read the comics.
From that summary this sounds as if its gonna be another hit from Marvel. What I’m most looking forward to seeing is the drama Rogers has to go through after he becomes a super-human.
The only thing left to do now is the casting. If you ask me, I say Aaron Eckhart is PERFECT for the role. Sure, he may be a little old, but he looks the part and has proven he has acting skills. After watching “Avatar” for a second time, I have been moving in favor of Worthington being cast. However, I have a feeling the role has already been cast, but Marvel won’t release it until they want.
I am hoping the studio doesn’t make the costume look silly(same goes for Thor). Lets get real, the only person that would look intimidating in that outfit would be Chuck Norris.
Who do you think should play Captain America? And, does this make you more excited to see the film?