We don't know why it didn't occur to us until today, but when Joss Whedon got the writing and directing gig for The Avengers, it also gave him permission to help out with some other big-screen Marvel projects—including acting as a script doctor on The First Avenger: Captain America.
In an interview with earthsmightiest, Whedon explained how he helped flesh things out for the film that'll be hitting the screen first:
"I just got to make some character connections. ... The structure of the thing was really tight and I loved it, but there were a couple of opportunities to find his voice a little bit—and some of the other characters—and make the connections so that you understood exactly why he wanted to be who he wanted to be. And progressing through the script to flesh it out a little bit."
He also explained why the experience was so much fun for him:
"It's fun in this case, because, A, they'll actually use the things I wrote, which is rare; and, B, it's a fun puzzle to go in and say, 'Okay, this is what works, this is what needs to be connected, and here are some key moments.' Then the third thing is that it takes place in the '40s, so I got to write '40s dialogue, and that's never not fun!"
What do you think? Will Whedon's hand be visible when we go to theaters to see The First Avenger: Captain America?