One of the things I've been interested in seeing in Captain America: The first Avenger is how Marvel and director Joe Johnston plans to do the physical transformation from the skinny weak Steve Rogers to the big buff Captain America. In a recent interview with MTV, Chris Evans let us in on how they plan on pulling this transformation off.
They got some great stuff going on right now. Initially they were going to do all body replacement — hire another actor completely and have this skinny body do the scene and do face replacement, but I guess the first couple tests weren't what they were hoping it would be, and then they decided to go with just shrinking me down. They did a couple tests. It looks fantastic and it's really going to be a big transition.
It's absolutely one character, I think he's little Steve through and through, even after he goes through the transformation. I think you want the audience, even in the final frame of the film, to look at him and see the little guy.
I'm glad they didn't go with the body double, that may have been weird, unless they did it like Fincher pulled it off in Benjamin Button. Maybe they couldn't figure out how to do it right. It will be interesting to see the CGI body shrinkage. I like that last statement he made though, "I think you want the audience, even in the final frame of the film, to look at him and see the little guy." This movie should be a very detailed character study, and It sounds like that is exactly what it's going to be. From the very beginning I felt this movie was in good hands, and after what I saw at Comic-Con, I'm 100% confident in the people making this film.
Check out the video interview below and let us know what ya think!