Captain America Director Talks

BoxOffice.com published an interview with director, Joe Johnston, on Wednesday (1/13/10), which created quite a buzz on Twitter and movie sites everywhere. The piece focused on the upcoming release of The Wolfman (2/12/2010), but Johnston also offered a few tidbits on a new installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. But, since we're all about superheroes here, I'll leave those topics to someone else.

All the talk of lycans and dinos was cool, but what really got me and the rest of fandom in a tizzy was Johnston's brief mention of Captain America: The First Avenger (7/22/2011). The single paragraph just gave some hints at the storyline and the overall tone of the film- no real specifics.
Apparently, anything Cap-related is taken very seriously because some of the reader comments I saw expressed concern that Johnston was taking the movie in the wrong direction. A lot of fans felt he was placing too much emphasis on the emotional and psychological elements of the story. Admittedly, Johnston gives the impression that the film will draw on Steve Rodgers' emotional turmoil upon receiving his powers to drive the story. Some of his remarks are below. If you read the entire piece, I'd like to hear your take on the interview.

"It's not going to be a Captain America 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." http://www.boxoffice.com/, 1/13/10

Comments

  1. I think that sounds interesting. If they really focus on the origin and who Steve Rogers is, and why he would volunteer, it could be better than anyone expects.

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  2. Brent- Yeah- From what Johnston said, it sounds like he wants Rodgers to be somebody we really care about. I'm all for it.

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