Captain America: The First Avenger is set to hit theaters on July 22, which takes place in the 1940s and 1950s, right after the World War II reign of Adolf Hitler. Director Joe Johnston recently compared the pacing of his movie to another franchise which takes place in that era: Indiana Jones. Here's what he had to say below.
"When you sit down to watch it, it's certainly not Raiders of the Lost Ark which is a very different kind of film in the final analysis. But sometimes when we had questions and we were stuck we would say, 'What would Indiana Jones do? What would be the answer to this in Raiders of the Lost Ark?' I've always loved Raiders and the great achievement of it was the tone and the fresh feeling of the movie. It was period but didn't feel like it was made in the period. It felt like a contemporary film about this period in the past, and that is the goal we have with Captain America. And I can say this - it definitely has an Indiana Jones pace."
Star Chris Evans also revealed he was worried about the early scenes in the movie, where they used CGI to make him a scrawny young GI before he becomes the super soldier. Here's what Chris Evans had to say about those scenes.
"If something like that isn't done right, it takes you right out of the movie. You're suddenly thinking, 'Wow that doesn't look real, look at that actor' and it can really ruin it. And if it's early in the movie it can undermine the whole way the audience connects with the story. They nailed it, it works, they really put a lot of time into it. It was a big relief for me."