Joss Whedon: ”The Avengers’ will be told through Captain America’s eyes’

Director reveals more details about Marvel superheroes flick

Director Joss Whedon has revealed that his forthcoming superhero flick The Avengers will be told through the eyes of Captain America.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Whedon said that the narrative would be explored from the vantage point of Steve Rogers, the alter-ego of Captain America, and said the film was “about people who are alone”.

He said:

So much of [the] story 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’s the guy that feels that sense of loss.

Revealing more about the character, who will be portrayed by actor Chris Evans, he added: “[It] is very much about people who are alone – because I’m writing it. There is an anachronism to him, and Chris and I have always tried to, without making it too goofy or too obvious, make him that same grounded ’40s Steve Rogers he was in the other movie.”

Last month (December 26), Whedon promised that the use of 3D in The Avengers would not be “obnoxiously” done and re-assured fans that converting the film from 2D into 3D in its post-production wouldn’t harm the finished product.

The Avengers, which also features other Marvel superheroes such as Thor, The Hulk and Iron Man, is released in the UK on May 4, 2012. You can watch the teaser trailer at the bottom of the page.