Director Joe Johnston Offers Commentary on Captain America Pictures
JOE JOHNSTON: This is a frame grab from the rebirth scene, a moment after Steve steps out of the rebirth pod. He's a little dazed by the transformation process and a bit wobbly on his feet, but looking for all the world like a super-hero. Chris worked out for days for the shot of the pod opening and revealing his new self, and the iron pumping really paid off.
JOE JOHNSTON: This shot shows the rebirth pod with Steve inside. Erskine is about to begin the procedure.
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."
JOE JOHNSTON: A gang of Hydra bikers intent on chasing down Steve on his custom Stark-modified Harley Davidson.
JOE JOHNSTON: Hayley Atwell and Chris Evans are seen in uniform in Allied Headquarters, a fantastic multi-room set constructed at Longcross Studios, an ex-tank factory outside of London.
JOE JOHNSTON: The submarine was built by Paul Corbould's team of special effects technicians. It can actually dive and resurface, travels at 12 knots, has a watertight compartment for the actor, Richard Armitage, who plays a very convincingly evil spy, Heinz Kruger.
JOE JOHNSTON: The last picture is a shot of Chris, returning from Steve Roger's first mission, when we goes AWOL to rescue his pal, Bucky Barnes.
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