August 2, 2010 by Chris Reynolds
As most of us know, Chris Evans (Push) will be playing the stonewall patriot in the upcoming film, “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
What some of us may not know is that Hugo Weaving (Lord of The Rings & The Matrix) is to play the films super-villain, Redskull. And for you comic-aficionados, this is the second (current) Redskull, Johann Schmidt. And according to IMDB, S.H.I.E.L.D. considers him to be the biggest threat to humanity.
So as far as I am concerned, I better be freaked out by this villain tens times more than any other Marvel villain to hit the big screen so far. And I saw Spider Man with Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin… Good luck guys!
Something I have been doing with all of the pre-Avenger superhero films is relating them back to Tony Stark (Iron Man), because that is most likely how they will be introduced/tied into the films. It may be no surprise to you that Captain America is no exception, being a super soldier and everything.
This time however, it was Tony’s father, Howard Stark, who influenced the project. This can be evident in “Iron Man 2” when Tony is digging through his fathers old things while studying the model of Stark Industries in order to discover a new element. He pulls out a version of Captain Americas shield.
In the comics, Howard headed the program during World War II, and Redskull was a former Nazi general die-hard. It will be interesting to see how Marvel modernizes this story, seeing as though Nazi Germany is… well… not around… anymore.
Now onto the suit. I am sure many are wondering what it looks like, and according to an MTV interview, Evans called it “Chunky” and “It looks like something you might wear in the forties in the middle of a war.”
He assured fans that it was not a tight spandex suit, but this is not the only version of the uniform in the film. While becoming Captain America, Steve Rogers is put to use in other operations. And while the transformation from human to superhuman advances, so does his suit. Evans also said audiences will not see the captain America suit we all know until the third Act of the film.
Captain America hits the front lines July 22, 2011.
What do you think?