Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Johnston on Cap: "Flat-Out Fun"

Last week we got our first clear look at Chris Evans as the title character of next summer's Captain America: The First Avenger, and while we've gotten another look at him in action (above) and seen what the film's primary villain -- Hugo Weaving's Red Skull -- may look like, we're still waiting for word on the first official trailer for the Marvel release.  In the meantime though, director Joe Johnston spoke with Geoff Boucher of the "Hero Complex" blog at the Los Angeles Times, and after viewing a rough cut, the October Sky and Jurassic Park III helmer is confident that the highly-anticipated superhero epic will be "a helluva lot of fun to watch" for audiences. Given my undying love of The Rocketeer, Johnston's previous WWII-set superhero pic (which, appropriately enough, came out twenty years ago this summer), I'm very much looking forward to seeing what he can do with the genre after two decades of filmmaking and technological advances.  More from Boucher's interview with Johnston at the link, including the director's thoughts on the strong performance he feels was turned in by star Evans.

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