CAPTAIN AMERICA EXCLUSIVE: Joe Johnston - Another Question/Another Answer

Although director Joe Johnston is in the midst of post-production on Captain America, he and CBM editor Ed Gross continue their interview sessions with this quickie that addresses what Cap stands for.

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By EdGross - 1/14/2011
SCIFI MEDIA ZONE: In this film we're going to see Captain America in two VERY different eras. Given the changes in society since World War II, do you think he stands for something different in today's world than he might have back then?

JOE JOHNSTON: I think Captain America stands for exactly the same things he stood for then...he's just standing against different enemies. Steve Rogers says it best. "I don't like bullies, I don't care where they're from". Cap is about justice, and not specifically justice as defined by an American perspective. He's 100% American but he can see past the flag when he needs to. He also has no problem breaking the rules to make the right thing happen.
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Teslok - 1/14/2011, 1:35 PM
nice.
DCMarvelFreshman - 1/14/2011, 1:37 PM
Good stuff ED, That sounds like Cap!
Brashlight - 1/14/2011, 1:38 PM
THIS GUY GETS ITS!!! Every new thing that comes out about this movie makes me more excited to see it!!!
dahamma - 1/14/2011, 1:43 PM
@brashlight! I kno right!!!(No GL pun intended lol) Sounds like the Cap i kno!!
Exiles - 1/14/2011, 1:47 PM
wow he got it spot on
CaptainAmerica - 1/14/2011, 1:50 PM
Expectations at 130% now, please dont fail me :D
marvel72 - 1/14/2011, 1:54 PM
yeah man,this could be the surprise hit of 2011.

i think its gonna be out of "thor" & "the green lantern",but you can't count out "captain america".

can't wait.
MassExecutions - 1/14/2011, 2:01 PM
This sounds good, but what is "justice as defined by an American perspective"? Justice is justice. Does he mean when a particular part of American government wants to take an action that is in fact unjust? I can understand that, but that's not how I'd say it.
JoshWilding - 1/14/2011, 2:02 PM
Awesome work as per usual ED! :)
capcyclopsftw - 1/14/2011, 2:04 PM
anybody see a similarity?
Hawksblueyes - 1/14/2011, 2:09 PM
Great stuff Ed.
GUNSMITH - 1/14/2011, 2:19 PM
sexfoodcomics - 1/14/2011, 2:23 PM
I forgot this movie has present day bookends to it. I bet the suit in that picture is in the present day.
Dusk - 1/14/2011, 2:36 PM
@BRASHLIGHT- I can tell how excited you are by the way you avatar is jumping up and down!
spiderman620 - 1/14/2011, 2:47 PM
nice he gets it. i cant wait to see this and im getting more and more excited with every news i hear about this, although i do wanna hear about that little problem with the trailer. i wanna know what went wrong with it
capcyclopsftw - 1/14/2011, 2:47 PM
DANNYRAND - CAP single handely won the battle of the bulge!
JackBauer - 1/14/2011, 2:51 PM
It seems like he's bashing the USA with some of his comments, not just this article but others as well. I wonder if that has something to do with the star on Cap's chest being partially covered up. Hmm...I'll look past it and hope this movie kicks ass, which it looks like it will.
LEEE777 - 1/14/2011, 2:57 PM
ED @ Wheres the why the [frick] put SLJ in it question dude???

; P
Xandera - 1/14/2011, 3:25 PM
Nice stuff Ed! I am getting more and more excited about this movie...
Macksimus - 1/14/2011, 3:51 PM
WTF is he talking about??? "...justice as defined by an American perspective."

What does that mean? Justice is justice. This guy continues to upset me with his obvious "agenda." Just make a movie about a Cap who embodies the core values of the U.S.A. - DEMOCRACY, EQUALITY, and FREEDOM. Yes, we are not perfect, but what we stand for - what the U.S. Constitution stands for - will never change; that is constant.

Why can't this guy just make a movie that celebrates what is good about the U.S? I'm getting sick and tired about reading about how Cap is more of a "United Nations" Captain American. WTF has the U.N. accomplished? Nothing.

...and what does "see past the flag" mean. The flag is pure. It stands for nothing that is wrong. It's the policy makers in Washington he has beef with. Not the flag. Leave the flag alone.
marvel72 - 1/14/2011, 3:58 PM
@ leee777

slj will probably be in the modern day scenes only,even though nick fury(white) was about in world war 2 hence sgt fury & his howling commando's.

also if i remember rightly i think nick fury took the super solider serum to slow up his ageing process.

its not the end of the world if he is in the world war 2 scenes.
SpideyQuad - 1/14/2011, 4:15 PM
@Cyclopsistherealleader

Eeeeuuwww, that's so gay of you to notice.

And I thought you meant the shield.
LEEE777 - 1/14/2011, 4:20 PM
DP72 @ Har har, I'm only joking.... yeah I still think Fury's dad is in the Howling Commandos tho! ; D
juggy4711 - 1/14/2011, 4:27 PM
I don't think its that Cap sees past the flag rather that he upholds what it stands for against even the government. Either way Johnson seems to get it.
JohnTom88 - 1/14/2011, 6:52 PM
Thor, Cap, Iron Man are the reasons why Marvel rocks.

Oh Hulk rocks too.
logunvadercap - 1/15/2011, 7:26 AM
my wife just agreed to let me name our new son cap! now i have logun and cap!!! she has never even read a comic book! i [frick]in' rock!!!!!
Jackwagon - 1/15/2011, 8:27 AM
Hey Ed...can you please take the site ad down so I can read what you posted!!
BobbinBrain - 1/18/2011, 6:00 AM
What?! I've been looking forward to a big screen Captain America movie for a long time but I will NOT be watching this one, thanks to that jacka$$ of a director.

Captain America is the living, breathing, fighting symbol of the American flag. That's the whole point of his existence. His justice is American justice and from the American perspective. He upholds what's really good about America: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Joe Johnston is talking out of his a$$. What nonsenses!

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