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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.

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