Talking with The Los Angeles Times ahead of the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, “Captain America: The First Avenger” director Joe Johnston says that his film will stay true to the comic up to a certain point.
Those changes will include downplaying the ra-ra patriotism of the comic – “We’re sort of putting a slightly different spin on Steve Rogers. He’s a guy that wants to serve his country but he’s not a flag-waver. We’re reinterpretating sort of what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was. He wants to serve his country, but he’s not this sort of jingoistic American flag” says Johnston.
So what will his character be? “He’s just a good person. We make a point of that in the script: Don’t change who you are once you go from Steve Rogers to this super-soldier, you have to stay who you are inside, that’s really what’s important more than your strength and everything. It’ll be interesting and fun to put a different spin on the character and one that the fans are really going to appreciate” he adds.
The news comes as two rather spectacular pieces of Comic Con art have hit featuring “Thor” and “Captain America”, while a new shot from “Thor” shows off Chris Hemsworth in his character’s human guise trying to retrieve his hammer.