Johnston On Captain America, Jurassic 4

Out doing his first bits of press for “The Wolfman” remake, director Joe Johnston touched upon two of his upcoming projects – “The First Avenger: Captain America” and “Jurassic Park 4” – during an interview with Box-Office Magazine.

In terms of “Captain America”, he confirms that it’s an origin story of how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America and will be mostly period albeit with modern, present-day bookends.

Johnston seems most proud of the fact that though the character changes from a scrawny weakling into a human Adonis, he has no superpowers as such. He says “He’s an every man who’s been given this amazing gift of transformation into the perfect specimen the pinnacle of human perfection. How does that affect him? What does that mean for him emotionally and psychologically? You’d think he got everything he wanted. Well, he didn’t get everything he wanted. The rules change at that point and his life gets even more complicated and dire.”

He goes on with the theme discussion, but does give away a little bit of plot: “Its 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.”

As for a fourth “Jurassic Park”? Johnston says it is going to happen – “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.”