This week, Dave and Adam chat about Captain America: The First Avenger, and discuss whether it restores their faith in director Joe Johnston. Special guest Jordan Raup joins us from The Film Stage.
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Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 by Angie Han
In a summer crowded with superhero blockbusters, Captain America: The First Avenger ranks just below X-Men: First Class, and far ahead of Green Lantern and fellow Avengers lead-in Thor. It never quite reaches the highs of First Class or 2008′s Iron Man, but thanks largely to Joe Johnston‘s direction and Chris Evans‘ performance, it is a genuinely enjoyable film that gets right so much of what Thor and Green Lantern couldn’t.
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Over the weekend I got the chance to sit down and talk with Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston. Johnston started at LucasFilm and created the final designs for iconic characters Boba Fett and Yoda. Johnston made his directorial debut with the fx heavy Honey I Shrunk The Kids. His filmography includes: The Rocketeer, Jumanji, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo, and The Wolfman (and yes, Johnston does talk about his experience on that movie). In addition to Captain America, I also asked Joe when we might expect a Rocketeer blu-ray.
Also, yesterday I posted my interview with screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus (which if you havent, you can read it here). Hit the jump to read my interview with Joe.
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Note: After today, Superhero Bits will be going on a brief hiatus because of San Diego Comic-Con. It’ll return next week.
Want to hear the USO song from Captain America: The First Avenger? How about take an early look at the floor of San Diego Comic-Con? How is that Batman Live stage show opening in England? What did Emma Stone say about how Gwen Stacy is different in The Amazing Spider-Man and who are the 10 Marvel heroes who deserve their own movie but don’t have one? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Last week I got a chance to see Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger. I’m not able to write up a proper review at the moment as I just arrived in San Diego and have much to do prepping for the 2011 Comic Con, but I recorded a quick video blog reaction with Alex from FirstShowing immediately following the screening. You can watch that after the jump, along with my quick thoughts.
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What exactly is Jon Favreau‘s role as a producer on The Avengers? Is the Blu-ray box art for X-Men First Class cool? Want to see a photo of David Slade working on Daredevil? How about the Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition? And why the heck would we have Lady Gaga and Pink songs in this post? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Over the weekend I got the chance to sit down and talk with Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus and talk about the process of collaborating with Marvel, adapting Captain America to the big screen, the importance of the period story, the absence of Hitler, having Joss Whedon come in and polish their screenplay, working on Captain America 2 and if plot threads will be continued/concluded in The Avengers or the sequel, working with Michael Bay on Pain & Gain which they call “Michael Bay’s Fargo“, and much more. Hit the jump to read the interview.
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Monday, we exclusively premiered Mondo’s Tyler Stout posters for Captain America: The First Avenger. They were bold, brash, and exactly the kind of beautiful busy style we’ve come to expect from Stout. We also mentioned that, in addition to Stout’s Captain America posters, Mondo would be releasing additional Cap posters by /Film favorites, Eric Tan and Olly Moss. Besides being inspired by the same movie, the differences between Stout’s posters and these couldn’t be more significant. For one, Moss and Tan didn’t make movie posters. They each made a set of World War II propaganda posters, one for the Americans and one for Hydra. Which do you side with? Check out all the images and decide after the jump. Read More »