Joe Johnston Captain America

CaptainThanks to the Box Office Magazine we may learn a bit more about Director Joe Johnston’s take on Captain America, the upcoming live-action movie that will be released in July 2011:

Captain America directed by Joe Johnston

“It is influenced by the comic book, but it goes off in a completely different direction. It’s the origin story of Captain America. It’s mostly period—there are modern, present-day bookends on it—but it’s basically the story of how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America. The great thing about Captain America is he’s a super hero without any super powers. Which is why this story, among the hundreds of super hero stories, appealed to me the most. He can’t fly, he can’t see through walls, he can’t do any of that stuff. He’s an every man who’s been given this amazing gift of transformation into the perfect specimen—the pinnacle of human perfection.
How does that affect him? What does that mean for him emotionally and psychologically?”

Director Joe Johnston

Sounds like Joe Johnston (who doesn’t look like a comic-book fan…) did some research about Captain America! And I’m glad his grasps of the character’s personality will be a real boon for the film! Impatient to see his take on Captain America!

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