Johnston Talks Captain America & New Jurassic Park Trilogy

Published 4 years ago by , Updated April 4th, 2014 at 10:00 am,

captain america lives Johnston Talks Captain America & New Jurassic Park TrilogyJoe Johnston appears to be a very busy man – not only has he been working on The Wolfman for the last couple of years, but he also has The First Avenger: Captain America on the way for Marvel and he’s also been talking up, not one – but three new Jurassic Park films.

Johnston spoke with Box Office about his forthcoming Marvel superhero adaptation, and while he was vague in his answers, he did give away a few good nuggets of information.

With regards to the plot Johnston said:

“It’s not going to be a Captain America that you expect. It’s something different. It is influenced by the comic book, but it goes off in a completely different direction. It’s the origin story of Captain America. It’s mostly period—there are modern, present-day bookends on it—but it’s basically the story of how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America.”

The director went on to say:

“It’s got some great action sequences in it and some incredible stuff that we’ve never seen before. But at the heart of it, it’s a story about this kid who all he wants to do is fit in. This thing happens and he still doesn’t fit in. And he has to prove himself a hero—essentially go AWOL to save a friend. Eventually at the very end, I don’t want to give away to much, but he does fit in. But it’s the journey of getting him there that’s interesting. And it’s a lot of fun.”

It sounds like Johnston has an interesting take on the character, and a period superhero film is something that we haven’t had in a while – wasn’t the last one Billy Zane’s turn as The Phantom?

Johnston has much more to say about Captain America over at Boxoffice.

Jurassic Park Trilogy

jurassic park Johnston Talks Captain America & New Jurassic Park Trilogy

Meanwhile, with regards to the hugely successful Jurassic Park franchise Johnston said:

“Well, there is going to be a Jurassic Park IV. And it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve seen. It breaks away from the first three—it’s essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy. It’s going to be done in a completely different way. That’s pretty much all I can tell you.”

That’s quite comforting. While I really like the original Jurassic Park, I feel that its sequel The Lost World is a truly terrible film, with no redeeming qualities. However, I did really enjoy watching Jurassic Park 3 when I saw it at the cinema. Johnston had a lot to do with that (he directed the third installment).

Johnston may not be a young director – or one that is viewed as “A-list,” but he makes enjoyable films that (in most cases) stand the test of time. And his work on The Wolfman must’ve been good enough for him to have big franchises like Captain America and Jurassic Park sitting in the pipeline.

More on The First Avenger: Captain America and Jurassic Parks 4, 5 and 6 when we get it.

Source: Box Office

TAGS: captain america, jurassic park, jurassic park 4

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  1. Like you I totally hate is comment about Captain America, but JP movies I am in for sure. But last times I watch a documentary about dinosaurs it make me realize that the movie, in fact, really knew nothing about dinosaurs.

  2. Him saying its going to be original..

    that means caps not going to be cap till the end.. hes going to be a regular soldier thats badass. that commands respect from his peers.. is a natural leader.

    so this is going to end up being a war/army flick focusing mainly on the awesomeness of one man..

    and in the end either by tragic circumstance or by choice, hes going to become the supersoldier cap..

    this has to be what he means.

  3. oh and if it follows my hunch, it doesnt divert from the comics.. it just adds more to why hes the leader of the avengers..

    the only thing is.. its not going to be a superhero/comic film.. its going to be very closely based on reality.. which may be good or bad.

  4. nevermind.. how i skipped reading that , i dont know..

    so this is what hes doing.. lol.. i like it!~!

  5. You guys need to CALMATE. It all depends on HOW they tell the story. If it begins with Finding Cap in the modern day and the WWII stuff is told in flashback – then the story could conceivably be about a guy from another day and age “trying to fit in” with the modern world (and America) in which he finds himself post-thawing.

    Let's all take a breath and see what the script reads like – THEN we can tear it to pieces.

  6. Jurassic park 4? Im in as long as Joe johnston isnt stupid enough to let that idiot ''jack horner'' get involved. The Raptors werent half as cool in the 3rd film and everyone knows Tyrannosaurus Rex would have owned Spino on that first bite and couldnt beat him anyways.

    Make a decent script, doesnt have to be amazing but better then JP3, No kids in this film, Not family friendly, darker toned, and bring the T-Rex back and im sold hell ill see it twice

  7. you know what? i'd really like to see this movie have the strongest character development of all the avengers lead-ups, so we can then just have a WWII epic that just so happens to have captain america and nick fury fighting alongside the screaming commando's just think about it this way: saving private ryan but cap in tom hanks' position

  8. oh and in regards to jp 4, heres hoping it'll be awesome, and i'm not complaining but i read a few months ago people who are working on it said that it would be rediculous to go back to the islands, but to be fair the clue is in the name jurassic PARK. bring the rex and rators back by all means but lets have something other than them, pterosaurs and sauropods, the compy's were way cool in the lost world (i was born in '91 and grew up watching the trilogy and obsessing over dinosaurs, so i have no comprehension of the concept of a bad jurassic park film i've loved them all)

  9. And what does mocking the french at every turn say?

  10. That they deserve it. :)

  11. The Hulk reboot was awesome! Ang Lee's version was beat to say the least.

  12. I totally agree. I loved The Incredible Hulk and thought it absolutely destroyed the original Ang Lee version.

  13. You got everything right, except the name. It's “Rogers.” lol

    But yeah, it's sad that they have to depart from something so clear cut.

  14. Seriously dude, you should be writing this movie. Thats pretty much a perfect summary of Captain America

  15. Absolutely Aye! & Amen!

  16. Niall

    Joe was hired for Cap before the Wolfman was even near being completed so saying he got the job because of the Wolfman is an assumption at best.

  17. Kudos on the new, improved screenrant. One suspicion: Joe is not a Cap fan and realized that in this warped society that we live in now, all-time good guys like Cap and Supes don't quite sell without a dark twist. The so-called stereotype of moral standing seems hardly credible to today's youth. Heck, a man toting an AK-47 and levelling the entire NY mafioso sounds more believable and less hypocritical. So he thinks to himself for a man to be so principled, he can't be too popular, he definitely won't be able to fit into today's society. Ah, but there's his flaw: Cap WASN'T in today's society. He was in Roosevelt's and Churchhill's.

    Joe needs to grab the opportunity to rekindle something which is lost in today's youth: something to believe in, something to live or die for. As cliched as he might think it is, chivalry never fails if well done. See Braveheart, Gladiator, 300, Independence Day, Avatar etc.

    Let him not make this movie some high school, peer pressure, 'Clueless' kinda movie. Captain America is all about discipline, courage, perseverance, leadership..not exactly the qualities of an insecure kid, you'd say.

    My idea of a Cap movie is about a super-soldier of the 40s who, post-suspended animation, wakes up in a society were such high values are rare if not dead, fashion and lingo have changed. He sees things in black and white but finds things now grey even from leaders and organisations he had always respected. Confused, disillusioned, frustrated. His old-time villain tries to coax him into the new reality-since change is the only constant. But he doesn't try to fit in, at least not on matters of principle, rather he stands apart, like the hero he is and fights the system.

    Who's with me? All in favour say Aye!!

  18. Seriously dude, you should be writing this movie. Thats pretty much a perfect summary of Captain America

  19. Absolutely Aye! & Amen!

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