CAPTAIN AMERICA EXCLUSIVE: Director Joe Johnston Offers Commentary on EW Photos — And, Yes, there WILL Be Nazis
Last week Entertainment Weekly’s name burned through the Internet with its exclusive imagery from Captain America. This week, CBM’s SciFi Media Zone exclusively presents director Joe Johnston’s comments on those images.
Interview with Joe Johnston conducted by and copyright Edward Gross
JOE JOHNSTON: Red Skull about to evaporate a trio of Nazis who have come to confiscate his technology to serve the Reich. Hugo Weaving was really the only choice for Red Skull. Hugo is a chameleon as an actor. He’s played so many incredibly versatile roles, from the LORD OF THE RINGS films, MATRIX, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. He’s never failed to create a multi-layered and complex character. In my own experience with him on THE WOLFMAN, he took a part that was much less significant and inspired us to develop the character into a pivotal role. I wanted Hugo to play Red Skull to SEE what he would bring to the character. He’s one of those actors you don’t want to look away from."