Avengers director Joss Whedon has said that a lot of his new movie will be from the perspective of Captain America.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, as excitement builds for Marvel’s 2012 blockbuster, the Buffy creator said much of the story takes place from Steve Rogers’ viewpoint.
“I set out with a very simple problem,” he said. “There is no reason for these people to be in the same movie. So that’s what my movie has to be about,” Whedon said. “So much of [The Avengers] story 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. He’s the guy that feels that sense of loss.
“[The Avengers] is very much about people who are alone – because I’m writing it,” he joked. “[Captain America] is kind of the ultimate loner in that way. There is an anachronism to him, and Chris and I have always tried to make it, without making it goofy or too obvious, always tried to make him that same grounded ’40s Steve Rogers he was in the other movie.”
The Avengers hits theaters on May 4.