‘The Avengers’ Will Be Told from Captain America’s Perspective


If you’ve been curious how Joss Whedon was going to juggle all of the superheroes in The Avengers without making a narrative mess of things or accidentally turning the Marvel universe on its head, then you’ll be glad to hear that he planned ahead. “I set out with a very simple problem: There is no reason for these people to be in the same movie,” he explains to Entertainment Weekly. “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.”

Interesting. Is it wrong that we’d rather see the film from Tony Stark’s point of view? Sure, Robert Downey Jr. can’t help but steal every scene that he’s in, but vanilla old Captain America (as played by Chris Evans) has to be the dullest member of the team. We get the idea of using him as a straight man, but wonder if he’s got the chops to carry a film when he’ll be sharing the screen with charismatic showboats like Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson. [via Collider]