With just five months to go before Captain America (or just the The First Avenger in international territories) is visualized on the silver screen, lead actor Chris Evans sat down with TotalFilm to discuss his thoughts on donning the tights and waving that iconic shield. The pressing concern is keeping all the fans happy with his portrayal as Steve Rogers:
"It's important, you know at the end of the day we are doing this for the fans. And if they're not happy, we've missed the mark. You go in and do as much research as you can from the comic books, but you're also trying to make something your own. This is an origin story... I think a lot of the comic books deal with after he's become Captain America, so to some degree we had to take some liberties. But you want to make sure you've done your homework."
He added that as he went along with the principal photography of director Joe Johnston, he became more accustomed to the character:
"You want the character to be the icon, but if you reduce him to a red, white and blue outfit it makes him shallow. It wasn't until we got our hands dirty with the script and had a good couple of scenes in the can, that I thought, 'Man, I think I'm actually getting this guy.' I feel like the character now, much more than a shield or a mask."
Check out more of the interview here and sound off with your thoughts.
Captain America will hit 3D/2D theaters July 22, 2011.