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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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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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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Earlier today we saw a new poster for Captain America: The First Avenger and now the second full trailer, teased over a week ago at the Hero Complex festival in LA, is online. You can see it after the break. Read More »
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You’ll be able to see the new trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger this evening (it hits at 7:30 EST) but for now we’ve got a new poster that puts the heroic profile of star Chris Evans front and center. Advance word on the film, by way of a long-lead press screening or two, is very very good, and the movie is really starting to look like the summer action picture to beat. That new trailer will probably give us a better idea of what to expect. While you wait, check out the new poster below. Read More »
Marvel had a huge presence at last year’s Comic Con — the studio basically owned the cavernous Hall H thanks to presentations that showed off footage from Thor and Captain America, and a stunt that confirmed Joss Whedon as director of The Avengers while bringing the film’s topline cast together on the big stage.
So how does Marvel follow that? Easy: it doesn’t. We more or less knew that Marvel was likely to skip Hall H this year and now the studio has confirmed that it will not bring a big panel to the Con. Read More »
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The new way to sell effects-heavy tentpoles isn’t to keep everything secret and behind the curtain until the day of release. It is, in emulation of the new music business model, to give away a great many samples. Even Super 8, which used a marketing strategy predicated on secrecy, gave away clip after clip in the runup to this week’s opening. We don’t often present all the clips that are out there, because I think it is a lot better to preserve some of the mystery of a film. But sometimes one is just too tempting.
Warber Bros. opens Green Lantern in just over a week, on June 17, so the clip deluge has really hit. Meanwhile, Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger still has over a month until release, so we’re stuck looking to TV spots for new footage. But the latest TV spot is a nice one. Check out both movies below. Read More »