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Joss Whedon: 'The Avengers' will be told through Captain America's eyes
Although the trailer often makes it look like "Iron Man 3," Joss Whedon's upcoming Marvel superhero summit "The Avengers" will actually be told through the eyes of a different hero.
The director revealed that the immense scope of the sprawling story will be seen from the perspective of the temporally displaced Captain America (Chris Evans).
When we last saw Cap, he had just been rudely awoken from a 60+ year nap, finding himself in present-day NYC, instead of the WWII battlefields of Europe. Naturally, he's shocked and distraught, and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) makes it his duty to draft Cap into the new Avengers Initiative.
The film "is very much about people who are alone," and Cap "is kind of the ultimate loner in that way," Whedon told Entertainment Weekly. "There is an anachronism to him, and Chris and I have always tried to, without making it goofy or too obvious, make him that same grounded ’40s Steve Rogers he was in the other movie.”
"So, much of story takes place from Steve Rogers’ perspective, since he’s the guy who just woke up and sees this weird-ass world,” Whedon adds. "Everyone else has been living in it. He’s the guy that feels that sense of loss."
Of course, the news doesn't mean that the other big heroes -- Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) -- will get less screen time, though we'll have to wait and see how much of the film will be devoted to Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). In the highly-anticipated film, the heroes team up to fight Thor's nemesis, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and some of his nefarious pals.
"The Avengers" opens May 4.