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Captain America Exclusive with Joe Johnston: Another Question, Another Answer

Despite the insanity of his current schedule in preparing Captain America, Earths Mightiest managed to squeeze a one question, one answer session out of him, this one pertaining to the fact that The First Avenger has to connect to other Marvel films.
EARTH’S MIGHTIEST: As opposed to a standalone film, The First Avenger: Captain America is one that is essentially a piece of a larger jigsaw puzzle. What are the challenges of creating something that has to fit into a much larger whole? Also, have you had much in the way of conversations with other Marvel filmmakers?

JOE JOHNSTON: Each film has to stand on its own, which are why they're successful. I think you want just enough connective tissue to hold the universe together, while not affecting the unique nature of each film. There are entertaining ways to link a film to others in the Marvel Universe, ways that don't detract from the story you're telling. I think fans recognize the moments and get the joke while it might go over a layman's head, which is okay as long as it isn't distracting or confusing. We're telling the origin story of CAP, which makes the connections a little more difficult — but there are plenty for the viewer who speaks good MARVEL. I really haven't had any interaction with other Marvel filmmakers except for a chat with Kenneth Brannagh on one of the amazing Thor sets.
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EdGross
5/5/2010

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16 Comments

Excellent go Joe :P
teabag - 5/5/2010, 11:52 AM
Joe's certainly coming across well in these answers, I think.
EdGross - 5/5/2010, 11:53 AM
I have faith in Marvel's picks for this movie. Joe sounds like he knows what to do as far as pleasing the fanboy and the layman.

THESWOF - 5/5/2010, 12:45 PM
Woohoo! Sounds promising so far!
Bamf7 - 5/5/2010, 12:47 PM
Nice job once again Ed!

I hope I speak good enough MARVEL to catch everything! LOL

I like that the movies are stand alone with just references to each other-definitely the smart way to go
DogsOfWar - 5/5/2010, 12:53 PM
there you go Ed - I posted despite what I said I'd do.

This is my form for this blue site of blueness.
KevenInBlue - 5/5/2010, 1:01 PM
Yes, we've pulled Kevin over to the dark...er, blue.... side!!!!!

As to the film, I'm really getting a good vibe about it.
EdGross - 5/5/2010, 1:03 PM
Keven - Welcome to the Blue Side
THESWOF - 5/5/2010, 1:50 PM
i get the feeling we're not going to be seeing very many easter eggs from Johnston.
IronClad - 5/5/2010, 2:02 PM
Very good, Ed! I get good vibes coming from Johnston.
Phinehas - 5/5/2010, 2:27 PM
Yeah he's certainly answering these questions with a great attitude. I must've missed news that he met with Brannagh. I love the idea of film-makers working together and making these independent movies. I'm loving the Marvel Movie-verse. Great Job Ed!
ReillyParker - 5/5/2010, 3:07 PM
Good scoop ed....
SHHH - 5/5/2010, 3:10 PM
Ed
At some point you're going to have to coalesce all these into a singular article.

I'm glad he's a patient man.
gtrman - 5/5/2010, 4:05 PM
When they build up enough, that is what I'll do.
EdGross - 5/5/2010, 7:03 PM

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