Hot on the heels of our earlier post spotlighting the quote about Captain America from Joss Whedon, Entertainment Weekly has released more comments from The Avengers director — as well as a new image of Chris Evans as the Sentinel of Liberty.
Adding to those earlier remarks that “so much of the movie takes place from Steve Rogers’ perspective,” Whedon tells the magazine, “[The Avengers] is very much about people who are alone — because I’m writing it. [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 make it, without making it goofy or too obvious, always tried to make him that same grounded ’40s Steve Rogers he was in the other movie.”
But while the audience may be introduced to the world of The Avengers through Captain America’s eyes, the director insists the rest of the team — Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury — carry an equal share of the movie.
“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?” the director tells EW. “Let’s just investigate that.”
Marvel’s The Avengers, which also stars Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders and Stellan Skarsgård, opens May 4.
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