Director Joe Johnston is prepping up to get up in front of 6500 fanboys and fangirls to talk about his upcoming Marvel film Captain America: The First Avenger, which I am extremely excited about! Hopefully they have some great stuff from the film to show off! Johnston recently did a little interview with LA Times in which he gives us a little more insight on the film and the character of Steve Rogers played by Chris Evans.
We're sort of putting a slightly different spin on Steve Rogers, He's a guy that wants to serve his country, but he's not a flag-waver. We're reinterpreting, sort of, what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was.
He's just a good person. We make a point of that in the script: Don't change who you are once you go from Steve Rogers to this super-soldier, you have to stay who you are inside, that's really what's important more than your strength and everything. It'll be interesting and fun to put a different spin on the character and one that the fans are really going to appreciate."
...it's also the idea that this is not about America so much as it is about the spirit of doing the right thing. It's an international cast and an international story. It's about what makes America great and what make the rest of the world great too.
They are obviously trying to make this a more international film so it appeals to a larger audience, which is fine as long as they keep the spirit of what Captain America represents. I always felt Johnston was the right person to bring this film to life, and I'm excited to see what he's doing with it!