Captain America is American, Red Skull is Main Villain & More!

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A few hours ago I wrote a speculative piece on what may be two of candidates for the coveted tile role in Joe Johnston's The First Avenger: Captain America in Ryan McPartlin and Chad Michael Murray and now we have a boatload of updates coming in on the movie, providing new details.

In this Captain America news round-up we'll touch on the main villain of the movie, the casting process, candidates and plans for the main character as well as more details on the style and what we can expect from the movie.

The Main Villain

Today Drew McWeeny at HitFix was able to interview Joe Johnston, director of The First Avenger: Captain America about The Wolfman but managed to throw in a few questions about that big Marvel movie towards the end.

First up, he talked briefly on the main villain, confirming the expected that the Red Skull will be the main villain of the movie.

"Well, we will see the Captain America villain, the main villain, the Red Skull.  But it's the origin story.  It's how he became Captain America in World War II.  There are present-day bookends, but it's really... it's his origin story.  And we decided you only get one shot at telling an origin story, so you might as well tell it first."

I'm very curious as to who they'll cast as Red Skull in the movie.

Captain America Hails From America

For those who were up in arms at the idea of casting a non-American in the role of Captain America, you may breathe a sigh of relief as Joe Johnston confirmed today at the press conference for The Wolfman that they "must" cast an America-born actor for the title role. This issue hit it big upon the surfacing of rumors surrounding Sam Worthington being a candidate for the role (really though, he's named for every film).

IESB and Collider were present at the press conference today and posted  a summary of the key points that Joe Johnston responded to:

  • Captain America to be cast by March 1st
  • Captain America will be played by an American
  • Film will be shot in HD
  • Film possibly to be converted to 3D after
  • To be shot uniquely, unlike any other Marvel film
  • Visual style of comic book but not literal visual adaptation
  • Sets have been selected in UK
  • Budgetary reasons limited action scene ideas
  • A relative unknown will be cast
  • Supported by name stars (like with Thor movie)

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