Thursday, July 29, 2010

More Cap news from Director Joe Johnston

The Marvel panel began with an exclusive Comic-Con teaser trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger. After the jump you can read my notes from the panel, including a description of the teaser and a full scene which was screened for Hall H.

The teaser begins showing clips from World War II superimposed over close-ups of the Captain’s shield, while audio plays of FDR’s “Day That Will Live in Infamy” speech. On screen text reads: “Stories emerged…. But one story has never been told…. Every army starts with one man.” Cut to a shot of a silhouette of Captain America. On screen text reads: “Next Summer you will meet the First Avenger” We then see a short shot of Chris Evans in costume as Captain America shown from behind/side. Captain America logo. Cut to another shot of Evans in costume, this time from the front view. We don’t get to see much as he tosses his shield at the camera.

Notes from the panel:

Director Joe Johnston calls the film “a classic adventure love story with an edge.” he says that his favorite movie of all time is Raiders of the Lost Ark, a movie which he also worked on. He says that Raiders feels as modern today as it did they day it was filmed. This is his goal for Captain America. <THAT'S COOL! - Odogg>

Joe says that while he has studied the complete history of the character, he’s a fan of the Brubaker version of the Captain America. So they decided to Borrow certain visual elements from Brubaker version, but are “going a bit more modern than the original.” <I'M DOWN WITH THAT! - Odogg>

Johnston also says that “if we don’t love steve Rogers before he gets transformed, we won’t love Jim after.” <WERD TO THE MOTHER! -Odogg>

Filming has been going on for a few weeks now but Chris Evans only started on set five days ago and claims that he “did some nice gentle scenes to get my feet wet.”
Marvel head/producer Kevin Feige admits that Chris has only been in a test version of the suit. The footage from the teaser trailer was filmed at a costume test. “The suit is coming together well but isn’t finished yet.” he says it’s more realistic than the cartoony version of the suit that leaked a month back. “It is something that is unequivocally the Captain America uniform but fits the time period.” <NICE. CAN'T WAIT. -Odogg>

Hugo Weaving says he listed to tapes of Werner Herzog to help him get the voice of Red Skull. He has only worked one day in the mask, and he has “only started” getting to “make the mask work. “ <HELL YEAH. -Odogg>



EXCLUSIVE! Director Joe Johnston Will De-Wing Another Marvel Hero

The man who took the wings off of Cap's head in Captain America, director Joe Johnston, reveals for the first time that another Marvel hero will lose his wings!

Director Joe Johnston made an appearance on the floor of the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday to sign teaser posters for Captain America: The First Avenger and I managed to slip in a few questions about the movie. Read on...

Brent Sprecher: How's filming coming along?

Joe Johnston: Ah, we just started, but it's going great.

Brent Sprecher: Awesome. Was it hard to get away to come over here to do [the Con]?

Joe Johnston: Well, you know, they gave the crew a four-day weekend...everybody else gets four days off and we only get one.

Brent Sprecher: Are we going to get to see The Invaders?

Joe Johnston: Oh, yeah!

Brent Sprecher: Namor. Is he going to have little wings on his feet?

Joe Johnston: Ah, no.

Brent Sprecher: I'm really happy you're doing this movie.

Joe Johnston: Thank you. Thanks a lot.