CAPTAIN AMERICA EXCLUSIVE: Joe Johnston Teases the Film's Super Bowl Teaser

In an exclusive, albeit brief, conversation, director Joe Johnston and CBM editor Ed Gross discuss his return to the comic book genre following the Rocketeer, and the challenges of creating the Super Bowl spot previewing the film.

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By EdGross - 1/29/2011
SCIFI MEDIA ZONE: This is your second comic book-based movie, The Rocketeer having been the first. Is it a genre that you're enjoying and is it one you'd like to visit again?

JOE JOHNSTON: Technically, THE ROCKETEER was based on a one-off graphic novel, but there are similarities. I'm having a blast on Captain America but it has less to do with the genre than with the story itself. The story of Steve Rogers is the only "super hero" movie I ever really wanted to do, because of who he is...basically Everyman. The creative team on Captain America also wanted to prove that a period action movie can still work just as well as a modern day or futuristic one. I forget I'm watching a period film when I watch Raiders of the Lost Ark, and I think the same will be true of this picture. To Marvel's credit, they have never said no to any of the action sequences, and several of them are pretty spectacular...and most importantly they service a solid story.

SCIFI MEDIA ZONE: I know a great deal of time has gone into crafting the Super Bowl spot for the film. How much pressure is there to deliver what is essentially the world's first look at this movie?

JOE JOHNSTON: It IS the world's first look at the film, but at some point you have to put that pressure aside and just concentrate on making it the best Super Bowl spot it can be. The challenge is really what to leave in and what to leave out when you only have 30 seconds, and the marketing people at Paramount have done a stellar job of finding that balance. I think it will give the world just the right taste of what the film is without giving away too much. You will definitely get a sense of how rich the imagery is and how intense the action, and it will whet your appetite for the two and a half minute trailer coming soon.


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LucasMend - 1/29/2011, 5:56 PM
Damn cant wait for next week to see it! not just Cap, but THOR, Cowboys and Aliens, Pirates 4 and TF3 too! Damn there should be a GL super bowl tv spot too!
Nice find Ed!
DaenerysTargaryen - 1/29/2011, 6:01 PM
FINALLY! Some cap news. I cannot wait for the superbowl teaser! I hope it makes the GL trailer look even more like crap. ;)
dukester9 - 1/29/2011, 6:09 PM
go green lantern!!! I think it will be the best CBM of the year. I still think that Thor and Cap look cool too though. Cap more over Thor.
biggcess - 1/29/2011, 6:17 PM
I've been refreshing this page for this past week just to hear some cap news.

Can't wait for Superbowl, PIT is goons win and Cap and Thor are gonna own!!
aztony1975 - 1/29/2011, 6:18 PM
I just want to know what TIME the trailer will be on. AND. . . I want to know what easter eggs will be in the filck
dahamma - 1/29/2011, 6:20 PM
Woo!! more THOR and CAP! i say thee heck yes!.
biggcess - 1/29/2011, 6:21 PM
@aztony1975 Easter egg will be in the trailer.......

Stewie Griffin is playing Ant-Man !!!!!!!!
marvel72 - 1/29/2011, 6:28 PM
30 seconds,i need a full trailer.
Joe6Pack74 - 1/29/2011, 6:40 PM
Cool Ed. Nice article.
captainbeta - 1/29/2011, 6:44 PM
The trailers are the only thing worth watching the Superbowl for.
herofreak15 - 1/29/2011, 6:47 PM
I only got two words to say: HECK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:)
Hickspy - 1/29/2011, 6:55 PM
My leg is twitching.
InfiniteMonkey - 1/29/2011, 7:00 PM
I need ice cream.
thunderforce - 1/29/2011, 7:01 PM
I am a canadian and I don't really care alot for Cap but as a marvel guy and Thor especally I will see this for the same reason that the rest of the world will see it because it is the next movie in the marvel movie universe comic book movies . I don't hate Cap but I don't really care for him either , he really isn't in the same class as my favorites the hulk and thor . Maybe they should power him up a bit so he can play in the same sandbox .
PL - 1/29/2011, 7:04 PM
gonna sit this one out. he is just not my type of hero.
Jolt17 - 1/29/2011, 7:20 PM
YES please come fast, can't wait to see my fav MARVEL hero!

;D
zachman2013 - 1/29/2011, 7:31 PM
k fellow users whos goona win
Packers or Steelers?
im thinkin Big Ben wins again.What about you?
BIGBMH - 1/29/2011, 8:06 PM
I don't really care about what this says about me. That 30 seconds is the thing I'm looking forward to most of the entire Super Bowl broadcast.
prototype87 - 1/29/2011, 8:39 PM
dang! for a split second there i thought this was it! that this article is finally giving the cap teaser trailer! ahhhh man! freakin so exciting! can't wait!
superotherside - 1/29/2011, 8:49 PM
can't wait! wow it's going to be next week?!?! awesome! everyone be sure to record your Superbowl tvs next week! and get it in good quality! ;) post it on youtube so i can find it before anyone else does... ;)
JacobMc - 1/29/2011, 9:22 PM
What a tease *pun*
jcrash - 1/29/2011, 10:02 PM
damn. i live in canada. i hope they bought airtime in the canadian market coz the local networks tend to substitute canadian commercials even for the superbowl :(
musicsuperhero1 - 1/29/2011, 10:31 PM
@BIGBMH....i was literally thinking: i am going to need to watch the superbowl now...JUST to see the Cap trailer!! ...it certainly wont hurt to have the cowboys n aliens trailer and a (new?) thor trailer.

ive been waiting for a cap movie (a GOOD one)...since i was a little kid.
mydixiewrecked - 1/29/2011, 10:55 PM
green latern looks so wack. whoever thinks that will be better then thor or cap, needs to quit trippin
steelrocks - 1/29/2011, 11:20 PM

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
Ceejay - 1/29/2011, 11:38 PM
Green Lantern is gonna be Ryan Reynolds playing Ryan Reynolds again, seen that much from the underwhelming trailer. Same boat as Green Hornet far as I'm concerned, I'll skip both! Thor will be the surprise hit out of them all, Kenneth Brannagh is damn good director so I expect the best results from his production. Joe Johnston is no slouch either, he made the first 100% accurate comic book film with the Rocketeer so he'll deliver the good with Captain America, I just aint much of a Cap fan but it will get my viewing.
Havok89 - 1/30/2011, 12:19 AM
Only one week guys!
EditNinja - 1/30/2011, 12:24 AM
It's been too long!

Captain America ET Glimpse gif
Xandera - 1/30/2011, 5:12 AM
Can't Friggin Wait To See It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cool Stuff Ed!

Guys, check out the Seventh Sub-chapter of WHITE FIRE... A Night Never To Be Forgotten!

TEASER: HUGE PLOT TWIST!

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Elayis - 1/30/2011, 5:46 AM
Can't wait for this. The Iron Man Super Bowl trailer was epic. Hopefully Cap follows suit (no pun intended).
HavocT - 1/30/2011, 8:41 AM
Is there anyway to watch the superbowl commercials with actually watching the superbowl? Because honestly, I could give less than 2 shits about football.
TKOMonster - 1/30/2011, 9:19 AM
YESSSSS!!! I am so Loving this !!!!
Scion - 1/30/2011, 9:39 AM
I had no idea he did The Rocketeer. Man I love that movie!
SFCamerica - 1/30/2011, 10:59 AM
You morons crack me up! You're on a comic book movie website, which means you're a bigger nerd than most, yet you say you aren't going to see this movie or that?? Don't kid yourself with your condescending drivel. I understand why some of you say you aren't watching the superbowl, picked last in gym class, 130 lbs soaking wet, but yet your heroes are the same physical specimens that play in the superbowl!! Too funny. If you honestly don't plan on seeing these movies then what the F are you doing posting on a CBM site?
Quasimodo - 1/30/2011, 12:44 PM
complaining
chikeizelcav - 1/30/2011, 1:14 PM
Can't wait for this! Lookin forward to seein bucky!
luckylu - 1/30/2011, 1:38 PM
^^i just hope bucky is in costume
westhegreat02 - 1/30/2011, 7:50 PM
Just registered tonight but have followed this site for a while... I'm really looking forward to all these movies this year. Thanks for all the news and posts guys.
Coldblood6 - 1/31/2011, 3:40 AM
I have to say that I am a bit disappointed that it's only a 30 second teaser and not a full trailer. But a biscuit is like a banquet to a starving man, so I will take what I can get and relish it.
TonyPaintball - 1/31/2011, 9:52 AM
Very excited for this! I love football and I love Capt. America! You can't get more American then football and Cap together. I better make an apple pie to eat during the game.
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