For those of you who haven't picked up the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring Captain America on the cover, here are a few more story and plot details revealed from the Joe Johnston directed World War II action film. You can read the details below.
We all know the story of Captain America – a scrawny solider named Steve Rogers undergoes an experiment and becomes a superman. Since Evans got all bulked up for the role, in the scenes where he is scrawny, Johnston will use “clever camera angles, costume trickery and special effects that will digitally reduce Evans’ body or even put his face on a skinny actor”
The main plot features “Captain America as the leader of a team of elite soldiers from various countries , known in the comic books as the Howling Commandos.” And that mission will certainly deal with the Red Skull (Weaving), Hitler’s head of weaponry and the Tesseract, aka, the Cosmic Cube.
Since Captain America: The First Avenger is the last Marvel film before Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, it has to set up that film. But it’s set several decades in the past. So, the film will begin and end with the classic frozen in ice storyline. Prologue and epilogue style.
The classic comic book costume with the wings on the head and stuff WILL appear in the movie. Evans wears it during one scene where he’s used as a tool for propaganda. He hates it though and afterwards goes to Howard Stark of Stark Industries to help him build the new, more advanced suit that’s in most of the film.
The information above confirms a lot of the rumors and news that have been floating around the internet about the Howling Commandos and the classic frozen bookends. It's great to see that these elements are actually in place.
It was also revealed that Evans was a little freaked out about signing up for the role because he didn't want to be locked into a nine picture deal. He ended up only signing up for six. The nine picture deal included a Captain America trilogy, The Avengers trilogy and then “appearances in three more Marvel movies to be named later.” Obviously three of these movie won't happen with Chris Evans unless they re-negotiate the contract at a later date.
Last week several images were released from the film, and it seemed like the look of the film got a very positive reception. I liked what I saw, and I can't wait to see more!
The film stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci and Hayley Atwell. Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters July 22, next year! See ya there!