CAPTAIN AMERICA-shooting July 2010:Casting, Rumors, Pics till release

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  1. DarthPipes

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    Don't forget too the decision to DeAmerican GI Joe. That really did wonders for that film...

    When you go Captain America, the flag-waving and patriotism comes with the character. We don't need to see another character turned into a loathing, selfish anti-hero. That's not Captain America.

    Tom Hanks apparently doesn't think WWII has zero moral ambuguity. He said in an interview with Time Magazine before The Pacific came out that we wanted to destroy the Japanese because they were different than us. He said the only way to fight a war like that was to kill them all, ignoring the fact that the Japanese refused to surrender until the bitter end.
     
  2. Obiwanshinobi

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    Funny after watching Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Chris's character in that movie reminded me of Wolverine.
     
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    Tom Hanks should actually understand history before he starts espousing it.
     
  4. Admiral Buzzkill

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    They know what does well at the box office and more importantly what doesn't - and overseas markets matter a great deal to them. No one outside the United States is interested in American grandiosity, nor will the majority of Americans younger than a certain age treat the kind of displays being discussed here other than ironically. What's being discussed, after all, is not so much patriotism in any substantial sense as it is flag waving.
     
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    Mind you, I don't think that there is anything wrong with Captain America flag waving as long as it is established as a part of HIS character and not the overriding theme of the movie. He is a symbol and he believes in himself as a symbol. That disconnect with modern ideals is what could make him somewhat baffled by modern sensibilities and quite interesting to watch as a result. However, by that point he'll be in an ensemble so I'm expecting him to hit the ground running when he's thawed out for the sake of brevity.
     
  6. Captain Craig

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    So we've seen a Hydra mini-sub, some motocycles and now about a tank?
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    An armored transport?
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    Also, I know in the Avengers cartoon thread a big fuss was being made about Nazi's actually being mentioned or shown by name. Perhaps Joe Johnston's narrative of this picture will help as it pertains to the movie at least.
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    Now does this mean we see swastika's that separate these men from the Hydra sub-group I don't know but Johnston identifies the men he's about to kill as Nazi's.
     
  7. Anwar

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    Man, Hugo looks supervillain-ish enough as a normal guy in Uniform...

    Frankly, it's pretty funny how a Drag Queen turned out to be so good at being ruthless villains.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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    I'm coming around on the Hugo casting. He looks great as Johann, can't wait to see him as Skull. Dream Lord is there beside him too!! I confess that I'm getting more excited for this movie as more pictures are released.
     
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    that tank's an armoured car...
     
  10. Captain Craig

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    For awhile it seemed like The Invaders were not going to be in the movie at all, replaced with the Howling Commandos.
    Now it seems at least one Invader is appearing.
    Union Jack.
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    So will the Union Jack costume be given as much authenticity as Caps? I do hope we get to see him in a version as close as possible while honoring the era appropriate style that Cap's has.
     
  11. Captaindemotion

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    ^ I've seen that actor in a few things, he's pretty solid.
     
  12. captcalhoun

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    looking at his credits, i hope he's able to do a decent English accent seeing as he's been in The Bill and Heartbeat.

    some have suggested he's the guy in the red beret in the background of the back-the-camera shot of Cap with the triangular shield.
     
  13. Nerys Myk

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    From the pics on his IMDB page, he looks like a guy from the 1940s!
     
  14. Captaindemotion

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    I thought he was English. :confused:
     
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    Sorry, but from your posts it seems the only one who don't understand much about Cap's motivations and appeal is you. Have you actually read the comics? Or are you basing your analysis on "he wears a flag, he's called Captain America, of course he's about America, rah-rah!". He's much more than that.
     
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  16. Admiral_Young

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    That's awesome Union Jack is in it!! Johnston stated the other day that Namor isn't.
     
  17. Trent Roman

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    ^ I wonder if that's because of a rights issue (it's unclear who has the rights to Namor; Universal, Fox [as mutant/Fantastic Four character], or Marvel itself), or if the writers/director felt a character of his power-set was inappropriate to the kind of story they were telling. If the latter, I wonder if this might curb the inclusion of Spitfire?

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  18. Captaindemotion

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    ^ I think it's a rights issue. IIRC Sony had the rights to a Namor movie at one stage - there was talk of Jonathan Mostow directing. I'm not sure if the rights have relapsed to Marvel yet.
     
  19. Admiral_Young

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    I'm pretty sure that it's a rights issue which is why no Namor movie has actually been produced but only rumored. I remember all the Dwayne Johnston as Namor rumors when he was still in the WWE as the Rock!! LOL
     
  20. captcalhoun

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    says he was born in Boulder, Colorado on his iMDB page.