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Lady Boners for Captain America

January 19, 2011

I found this pic over at the LA Times, and I am digging the costume even more.

Of all the Marvel Properties currently in production (Thor, Spider-Man, the Avengers), this is the one that has me the most excited. It seems that director Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer) is excited, too.

I watched the movie for the first time a few days ago and I just looked at the first cut and there is so much entertainment value — it’s just flat-out fun to watch.  Maybe I’m somewhat biased — I was there [when we made it] — but, seriously, it’s funny, it’s exciting and there’s great visual effects.  The movie is going to be something more than people are expecting. This movie is going to surprise some people. It is the origin story of Captain America but it is also something rare — it’s a period superhero film but there’s great action in it. You don’t normally think of guys driving around in 1939 sedans in an action film but there are some great action beats in it. It’s just a helluva lot of fun to watch.

That is exactly why I’m excited, right there. A period superhero film. I love WWII movies, take after my dad in that regard. Throw a superhero in there to beat up some Nazis, what’s not to love? Johnson is also gushing about his star, Chris Evans.

All actors bring something unexpected to the role because they have to translate what’s on the page and make a real character out of the black-and-white text that’s there in the script. I hadn’t worked with Chris Evans and I wasn’t really that familiar with his work and I  didn’t know what to expect. I was blown away by the subtlety that he brought to the role.  It was really exciting to watch him. He added layers to the character that were not on the page and layers that were not in the comic books. He made Steve Rogers into a real flesh-and-blood character and it was fantastic to watch.

Again, cool. Cap has always been the boy scout, but I love what they did with his personality in the Ultimates. That is, they gave him one. SO excited for this picture, due out July 22.


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