Captain America focus of The Avengers says Whedon, plus new photo

Captain America (Chris Evans) - The Avengers

From what we can tell from the images releases so far, 90% of The Avengers is made up of shots of Captain America and Thor standing on a rubble-strewn street taken from different angles. The new photo, below, adds weight to this theory. However, – the gift that keeps on giving this week – has interviewed director Joss Whedon, who speaks a little bit about the focus of this ultimate team-up.

The film follows on from the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, the ending of which saw Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) completely displaced. “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,” Whedon says. “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,” jokes Whedon. “[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, without making it goofy or too obvious, make him that same grounded ’40s Steve Rogers he was in the other movie.”

The Avengers is released in Australia on 25 April 2012 from Disney. It will be released in the US a week later on 4 May 2012.

The Avengers - Captain America