Sunday, August 29, 2010

The man who transforms Steve Rogers into ... Captain America

Stan Tucci is out man on the scene, playing German scientist Abraham Erskine. From

Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci is playing Dr. Erskine in Marvel's much anticipated Captain America: The First Avenger movie. And while filming has been underway for several weeks, Tucci now speaks with Screen Crave on his role in the film and cast members hes worked thus far.

“I play Dr. Erskine who’s described as an elderly German scientist. I have to do an accent and be elderly. When they asked me to play him initially I was like ‘Is that like a compliment or is that an insult? I don’t know?’”

If you don't know, in the comic, Dr. Abraham Erskine injects Steve Rogers with the “Super-Soldier” serum that makes him a the epitome of human perfection. Tucci continues...

"I shot with Chris Evans, and Dominic Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones and Hayley Atwell. I love the role. It’s really well written. I’d never done anything like that before. I’ve always wanted to do a German accent. It’s so much fun. It’s really interesting. Very good script, great experience. I was shooting it in London and I go back in a month and a half."

In Joe Johnson's direction, Starring alongside Tucci, Chris Evans (Captain America) Hugo Weaving (Red Skull), Tommy Lee Jones (Gen. Chester Philips), Sebastian Stan (Bucky), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Toby Jones (Arnim Zola), Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark), Neal McDonough (Dum Dum Dugan), and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury).