Posted on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Last night we published some quotes from writer/director Joss Whedon talking about The Avengers. But lets not forget, when Whedon signed on to direct the Marvel superhero team-up film, he was also hired to rewire Captain America: The First Avenger. Last week Whedon commented about his contributions to Joe Johnston’s film, but many film sites, including us, missed it. Better late than never. Find out what Whedon contributed to Captain America, after the jump.
Whedon told Earth’s Mightiest the following:
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“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.” … “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!”