A while back, director Joss Whedon admitted that he had "too many goddamn characters" to deal with in The Avengers. So how did Whedon approach one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2012? By grounding the film's main perspective from good ol' Captain America's POV.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Joss Whedon revealed that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) would provide the major point of view of the Marvel tentpole film by using Captain America: The First Avenger as the stepping stone for The Avengers. However, fear not—because Whedon also promises that ALL the many, many team members will have a ''mostly equal share'' of the film.
"I set out with a very simple problem: There is no reason for these people to be in the same movie. 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."
But what does Chris Evans, who plays the very First Avenger himself, think of Cap's central role in the movie?
In a Q&A session with GQ magazine earlier this month, Evans talked about how he thinks Captain America actually grounds things for The Avengers, but also about how un-cool he thinks the character is:
"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. 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."
What do you think?
Joss Whedon's The Avengers will assemble in theaters on May 4, 2012.