Movie News

Joss Whedon: The Avengers will be told from the perspective of Captain America

Joss Whedon: The Avengers will be told from the perspective of Captain America
Hugh Humphreys

Steve Rogers, aka Captain America will be the superhero who leads us through “The Avengers” – but the film won’t be just about him.

That’s from the mouth of director Joss Whedon talking to EW, who explains why he’s linking “The Avengers” to the end of “Captain America: The First Avenger”, where our hero just woke up in the modern world after spending almost 70 years “asleep” in the Arctic.

“So much of [The Avengers] story takes place from Steve Rogers’ perspective, since he’s the guy who just woke up and sees this weird-ass world. Everyone else has been living in it. He’s the guy that feels that sense of loss.

“[Captain America] is kind of the ultimate loner in that way. There is an anachronism to him, and Chris and I have always tried to, without making it goofy or too obvious, make him that same grounded ’40s Steve Rogers he was in the other movie.”

But Whedon was quick to add the film won’t be just about Captain America, and will definitely be an ensemble with equal billing.

“You get them in a world, the world of S.H.I.E.L.D., where they fit in. And you say upfront, these are monsters. These are freaks. These are not you and me, and what are they doing here? How are they human beings? Let’s just investigate that.”

Which is good news, because you don’t want a film with Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johannson in the cast that doesn’t have them as leads!

“The Avengers” hits screens in May.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 3 times, 3 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News
Hugh Humphreys

Moviehole's Sydney based news editor and interviewer. Works for the Austereo network.

More in Movie News

princecharming

Prince Charming movie in the works at Disney

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
stopthesequel

Back to the Future 4 & 9 other sequels that never happened!

Editorial StaffJul 7, 2015
kingdomdvd

Kingdom : Season One DVD sneak peek!

Editorial StaffJul 7, 2015
HANNIBAL -- "Mizumono" Episode 213 -- Pictured: Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter -- (Photo by: Brooke Palmer/NBC)

Netflix, Amazon pass on Hannibal

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
jeffreydeanmorgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan finds regular employ with Good Wife

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
guardians

Guardians of the Galaxy animated series launching September 26!

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
annavincent

Anna Camp, Vincent Kartheiser among Saints & Strangers cast

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
donnieyen

Donnie Yen heading to a Galaxy far, far away!?

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
nedkelly

Snowtown helmer doing new Ned Kelly movie

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015