Do you want more Captain America in your “Avengers“? If so, you’re in luck — according to Joss Whedon, much of “The Avengers” will be told from the perspective of Steve Rogers, as he’s the only one able to make sense of what a silly world he’s found himself in.
In a story for Entertainment Weekly (via ComicBookMovie), Whedon talked about deploying Rogers in this everyman role.
“I set out with a very simple problem: There is no reason for these people to be in the same movie,” he said. “So that’s what my movie has to be about. So much of the movie takes place from Steve Rogers’ perspective, since he’s the guy who just woke up and sees this weird ass world. Everyone else has been living in it.”
“I don’t think he’s the coolest guy—he’s far from it. He’s a straight- shooter. He’s probably pretty boring as far as a character goes, but I feel like he grounds things,” he said. “When you have these giant personalities and egos, there needs to be someone who brings them back down and reminds that this is a team, not the individual show.”
Asked how attached he is to Cap, Evans got a little gooey. “The truth is, I’ve grown to really fall in love with the character. I have a friend in Bosnia that I based the character off of, who is very down-the-middle, very straight-laced, but the best guy you’ll know. And when you really live in that headspace all day for months at a time, you can’t help but take some of that home with you,” he said. “This sounds silly, but you like the way you feel about yourself. You like the way you look at things when you really are doing things for the right reasons. No ego, completely selfless. It’s a great way to be. I’ve really grown into the guy.”
If only we could all feel so amazing, all the time. “The Avengers” comes out this summer, which you know by now.
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