The majority of the story in the upcoming anticipated superhero film The Avengers will be told through the eyes of Captain America. The movie’s writer and director, Joss Whedon, has confirmed the news, saying the following.
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…Captain America is kind of the ultimate loner…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.
Whedon also said that The Avengers will investigate how the superheroes are human beings, what they’re doing here and where the superheros fit into the world of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The announcement of The Avengers being told through Captain America’s perspective is a surprise, given the success of Thor and the two Iron Man films and the popularity of Hemsworth and Downey. We’ll see how Evans fares in the lead when The Avengers hits theaters on May 4.