Joss Whedon may be writing and directing The Avengers, but Whedon was also hired by Marvel to do some re-write work on the studio’s upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger. Whedon spoke to Earth’s Mightiest about his work on the script:
“I just got to make some character connections,” explains Whedon. “The structure of the thing was really tight and I loved it, but there were a couple of opportunities to find his voice a little bit — and some of the other characters — and make the connections so that you understood exactly why he wanted to be who he wanted to be. And progressing through the script to flesh it out a little bit.”
Overall, Whedon says it was a fun experience:
“It’s fun in this case,” offers Whedon, “because, A, they’ll actually use the things I wrote, which is rare; and, B, it’s a fun puzzle to go in and say, ‘Okay, this is what works, this is what needs to be connected, and here are some key moments.’ Then the third thing is that it takes place in the ’40s, so I got to write ’40s dialogue, and that’s never not fun!”
Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans and directed by Joe Johnston, hits theaters on July 22, 2011. Evans will reprise his role in Whedon’s The Avengers when that hits theaters on May 4, 2012.