Much of the cast of heroes that will be in The Avengers have connected with audiences, and fans are looking forward just to how all of these personalities clash when they’re on-screen together. However, the most underdeveloped in the modern timeline of the films happens to be the character of Steve Rogers, who just appeared in the present day in the final minutes of last year’s Captain America. Now, director Joss Whedon opened up a bit about the film, saying it’s with that unfamiliarity he’s tackling The Avengers from his perspective.
EW’s 2012 preview issue hit stands today, and in it (via ComingSoon) Joss Whedon revealed that he’s taking Rogers’ very scared look that everything has changed around him, and in the blink of an eye he’s lost everything he knew, and adapting that as the main perspective for the upcoming hero-team-up.
“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,” Whedon said. “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.”
Understandably, this is of course the way the film should be seen from. Rogers is the leader of The Avengers, but the biggest course of action first has to be the fact that he’s dealing not just with people that he’s unfamiliar with, but an entire world. I’m sure the technology of Iron Man’s suit will certainly throw him for a loop, as well as the science accident that is The Hulk, and I’m sure the Norse God in the room will take everyone by surprise.
But, Thor is very much established in the modern world after his film (just look at how he changed from the beginning of the movie to the end), and Tony Stark & Bruce Banner have always been a key part of the Marvel universe as it was, Stark especially. But, Rogers is definitely the least cemented, going from his time, to iceberg, to S.H.I.E.L.D. control. So, to tell The Avengers from that perspective, and getting him more in tune with the world that the others have become so accustomed to seems to be a very smart step.
The Avengers hits theaters on May 4th, directed by Whedon, and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Colbie Smulders, Paul Bettany, and many more.