The thing about Marvel’s superher0-filled The Avengers is that it’s got a lot of heroes in it. How will it all work? Which characters will get lesser roles and which will be the stars? Director Joss Whedon has finally revealed the leader of the group.
Captain America. The Captain will guide the audience through the film, which makes a lot of sense if you stayed around until after the credits of The First Avenger. Whedon recently told Entertainment Weekly about it. “I set out with a very simple problem: There is no reason for these people to be in the same movie. So that’s what my movie has to be about. So much of the movie takes place from Steve Rogers’ perspective, since he’s the guy who just woke up and sees this weird ass world. Everyone else has been living in it.”
It’s pretty brilliant, actually. Captain America’s eyes are fresh to The Avengers’ world, and so are the audiences, so as the Captain grows into this world the audience will too. This also makes sense in that Whedon isn’t some master director that can give each character deep emotional time to grow and what not, so this makes it easier to navigate that. And even if he was, that option wouldn’t work for a summer blockbuster, unless it was 3 hours long. [EW via The Playlist]