Earlier today, we brought you news about Joss Whedon’s work on “The Avengers.”
But before he begins work on the script for that movie and directing it, Whedon has been brought in to help with the script for “Captain America.”
“I just got to make some character connections,” said Whedon of his work on the “Captain America” screenplay. “The structure of the thing was really tight and I loved it, but there were a couple of opportunities to find his voice a little bit — and some of the other characters — and make the connections so that you understood exactly why he wanted to be who he wanted to be.”
Whedon, who has a varied history of script-doctoring on films such as “Speed” and “Waterworld,” may have experienced a more ideal editing process in the comic-based playground of this latest project.
“It’s fun in this case,” said Whedon, “because, A, they’ll actually use the things I wrote, which is rare; and, B, it’s a fun puzzle to go in and say, ‘Okay, this is what works, this is what needs to be connected, and here are some key moments.’ Then the third thing is that it takes place in the ’40s, so I got to write ’40s dialogue, and that’s never not fun!”