Boxoffice Magazine has been talking to The Wolfman director Joe Johnston about his next film, The First Avenger: Captain America, and by all accounts it’s shaping up nicely.

Johnston has confirmed that it will be an origin story but that it will tak a different approach to the comic book, stating “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.”

It seems Johnston was drawn to the character because he is the most relatable of all the Marvel comic creations, an ordinary guy who is gifted super strength by medical means rather than radioactive rays or spider-bites.

You can, and should, read the full transcript here.

Interestingly the director also talked about Jurassic Park 4, confirming that the studi is looking at filming a brand new trilogy of dinosaur movies. The director was keen to stress that JP4 will veer away from the original movies, of which he helmed the third.

One Response

  1. Darren

    I have to admit, I’m more excited about Marvel’s slate of Avengers-related films than I should be. Kenneth Branagh’s Thor is just too interesting a concept to ignore and I’m delighted at the prospect that Captain America will be a period-piece superhero film (perhaps kinda like the early rumours for Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man). If only DC could get their act together.


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