A while ago, we got our first official look at Chris Evans as Captain America when he appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly dressed as the Marvel superhero. Now folks over in the UK are getting their fix with the latest edition of Empire Magazine. The issue features Evans, several new photos of Cap, and some quotes from Marvel chief Kevin Feige. See what the head honcho had to say about the ambitious project…
Feige on setting up the world for Captain America:
“Scripts had been developed that took place half in World War Two, half in the modern day and none of those scripts were particularly successful because the costume ended up overshadowing the man,” says Marvel chief Kevin Feige. “So we finally said, ‘If we could make a Captain America movie any way we wanted to make it, how would we make it?’ Well, we’d set the entire movie in the past, in that period, with all of the Marvel trimmings. And so we made the fun, kick-ass Captain America movie we wanted to.”
Here’s what director Joe Johnston had to say about the tone:
“I’ve always loved Raiders and the tone that it had,” says director Joe Johnston. “It was period but didn’t feel like it was made in the period. It felt like a modern-day film about the period, which is what we’re doing on Captain America. It will not feel like a war movie. It’s funny where it needs to be and emotional where it needs to be and serious and full of action.”
And finally, the Captain’s portrayer Chris Evans puts in his two cents about playing the hero:
And he’s not just an American hero, argues Evans. “I think he’s the ideal human,” says Evans. “Not just American. It’s what being a good person is. Steve’s managed to overcome all the shortcomings he’s had in life and he does what’s good and what he believes is right.”
You can find out more about the film, the actor, and the director when the March issue of Empire hits news stands on February 3.
What do you think of the cover with Chris Evans?