Black Widow's Loyalty And Howling Commandos: Joe And Anthony Russo Talk Captain America

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-07-22 17:08:50discussion comments
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To talk a bit about Capís costume, itís gone through two big changes from what it looked like in The First Avenger to The Avengers. So how much is it changing in this film. Does it have a kind of natural evolution?

Joe Russo: Yeah, I mean I think itís on the floor [see the picture above].

The new one? Oh, thatís awesome.

Joe Russo: So, itís out there, but for us, it was, itís thematic for the film, you know. Youíll see when you see the movie what heís doing and who heís working for in the beginning of the film, that costume is appropriate for what theyíre asking him to do. It is a stealth outfit. It is for secret missions and I think that, you know, itís thematic. You know, you read online, people get wrankled when you, you know, mess with the stars and the stripes, but thereís a very specific reason we did it in this film. We wonít talk about the other outfits that appear in the movie, which youíll see in the movie, but again, Iíll just say, that the use of the costume in this film has a very thematic arc to it and hopefully a very rousing arc.

Speaking of the costumes on the convention floor, yesterday I saw there was the 40s costume alongside the costumes for The Howling Commandos [Capís team during World War II]. Are they all back?

Joe Russo: Thatís... [laughs]

Awwwww, come on! [laughs]

Joe Russo: Thatís one of those things where weíd spontaneously combust if we answered, you know, Marvel implants a microchip... [points to heart]

Anthony Russo: Yeah, but you know, that is a set piece from the movie. So, you know speculate on it what you will.

In addition to his look, do we also see a change in how Cap moves? Fight training has changed a lot over the last 60-70 years.

Joe Russo: Absolutely. That was really important to us going into the film. We felt like this is a year after the Avengers. Cap is a very sharp individual and part of the serum accelerates his learning ability and if heís going to be working for who heís working for at the beginning of the movie, then we felt that he would be the absolute best at every style of fighting that he could be and that he would train himself to be the best to fit into a modern society. The first film, it makes sense that heís got that sort of John Sullivan approach to fighting because he was a kid off the street plucked to be a super soldier. Now, heís trained. Heís trained exhaustively among some of the best people in the world. So, you see all sorts of movement out of him and we did a lot of intensive research with our stunt team, a lot of pre-fight videos and things that weíre really experimenting with how he would move in this movie, how he would fight. I think people will be really shocked when they see his style of fighting.

Anthony Russo: His new costume is also really closely related to that. Itís very much grounded in real military sort of functionality and purpose. He kicks a lot of ass in this film.
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