Chris Evans, who went from playing the Human Torch in two horrible Fantastic Four movies to carrying one of the biggest Marvel franchises on his shoulders with Captain America graces the cover of Empire Magazine which takes readers on an in-depth journey behind the scenes of one of this summer's higlly anticipated new superhero films. Empire not only has an exclusive interview with Evans, but also with Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige, and the film's director Joe Johnston
“Scripts had been developed that took place half in World War Two, half in the modern day and none of those scripts were particularly successful because the costume ended up overshadowing the man,” says Marvel chief Kevin Feige. “So we finally said, ‘If we could make a Captain America movie any way we wanted to make it, how would we make it?’ Well, we’d set the entire movie in the past, in that period, with all of the Marvel trimmings. And so we made the fun, kick-ass Captain America movie we wanted to.”
“I’ve always loved Raiders and the tone that it had,” says director Joe Johnston. “It was period but didn’t feel like it was made in the period. It felt like a modern-day film about the period, which is what we’re doing on Captain America. It will not feel like a war movie. It’s funny where it needs to be and emotional where it needs to be and serious and full of action.”
And he's not just an American hero, argues Evans. “I think he’s the ideal human,” says Evans. “Not just American. It’s what being a good person is. Steve’s managed to overcome all the shortcomings he’s had in life and he does what’s good and what he believes.
Although I am on the fance regarding the costume (after all, Evans did put on alot of weight to play CA), I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product. Captain America: The First Avenger opens in theaters on July 22 in both 2D and 3D