Exclusive: Captain America — Joe Johnston, One Question, One Answer
Earths Mightiest caught up with Joe Johnston regarding The First Avenger: Captain America for one quick question.
EARTHS MIGHTIEST: What are the challenges of creating a period film that the modern day audience is going to be able to connect with?
JOE JOHNSTON: The challenge of making ANY period film is to both immerse the audience in the period without letting them feel alienated by it, so the period becomes an asset. We want the film to feel contemporary in the way it's shot and performed, set in the Marvel version of the 1940's. THE FIRST AVENGER - CAPTAIN AMERICA is not what you'd call a "war movie" by any means. It's a high adrenaline, action/adventure film with a great underlying character story. It just happens to take place in the 1940's. A car chase, for instance, still has to be a white knuckle experience, and if we have to hot rod the cars and add modern technology to get them to perform, that's what we do. We have a stock-looking 1940 Ford that will blow past any car from THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS like it's standing still.
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