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Joe Johnston speaks on how CAPTAIN AMERICA fits into Marvel continuity

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
September 2nd, 2010


Somebody at Marvel Studios must have put some talk-lax in the water cooler, because it seems no one can keep their mouths shut. Thank you rouge laxer, whoever you are! Without you, Joss Whedon never would have talked about THE AVENGERS not once, but twice. There is no way Stanley Tucci would have let us know a bit about working on the set of CAPTAIN AMERICA.

This time we have CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER director Joe Johnston talking about how the film fits into the continuity Marvel studios has created. Check out what he had to say after the break.

"There are links between all the MARVEL films, mostly ones that only the fans will pick up on. We have several subtle references to certain elements in THOR, but since CAPTAIN AMERICA is a period picture taking place in the 40's, there are fewer opportunities for contemporary links to the rest of the MARVEL universe. We can, however, create events in our story that will be paid off in AVENGERS and other MARVEL pictures."

It makes sense that they would make Cap stand alone more than the other films, which coincidentally is a really smart move. It's very likely that Cap will be our eyes throughout THE AVENGERS, so we need to get a lot of characterization out of his film. We need to really get to know Cap. That is one of the aspects of the first IRON MAN film, that we sadly didn't get as much of in the second film.

It seems as though CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER is on the right track. It's a good thing Marvel seems to have a grasp as to what they're doing.

Source: Media Geek

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