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Joss Whedon spoke to Entertainment Weekly (via CBM) and mentioned the inherent problem of The Avengers and that writing from Captain America‘s point of view made that the most believable:

I set out with a very simple problem: There is no reason for these people to be in the same movie. So that’s what my movie has to be about. So much of the movie takes place from Steve Rogers’ perspective, since he’s the guy who just woke up and sees this weird ass world. Everyone else has been living in it.

He continued:

[The Avengers] is very much about people who are alone ā€” because Iā€™m writing it.[Captain America] is kind of the ultimate loner in that way. There is an anachronism to him, and Chris and I have always tried to make it, without making it goofy or too obvious, always tried to make him that same grounded ā€™40s Steve Rogers he was in the other movie.

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