JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO, MANCHESTER’S NORTHERN QUARTER was transformed into a 1940s New York for this summer’s big Marvel film, Captain America.
Photographers, bloggers, BBC Manchester and even the extras from in and around the city had all collected and featured images of the secret film-set world, for all the web and world to see, including the famous http://captainamericafilmingmanchester.co.uk/ site.
Vision + Media organised the official photoshoot, with beautiful shots of vintage cars, and the much-loved ‘Brooklyn Antiques’ sign placed over a door canopy on Dale Steet.
Now, after being kept under wraps, Entertainment Weekly have published the first-look photo of Chris Evans in the film. Here it is:
A huge talking point is how the Captain America outfit has taken on a more subtle, sober edge. Gone are the stick-out wings, overbearing blue suit and the postbox-red. “You can’t really take him seriously in his flag pajamas,” director Joe Johnston told Entertainment Weekly. Instead, Evans wears a teal suit and the two wings are printed on the side of his latex mask – a more serious look to counter that of his character foil, Thor.
“At the time, I remember telling a buddy of mine, ‘If the movie bombs, I’m f***ed. If the movie hits, I’m f***ed!’”
The 29-year-old-actor Evans had actually turned down the role three times. Marvel executives, however, were keen to keep him on board. After three meetings with Johnston and the team, he realised that this was a huge boon for him, admitting that he was astounded by their movie plans.
“I was just scared. I realized my whole decision making process was fear based, and you never want to make a decision out of fear,’” he told Entertainment Weekly in a preview interview.
“I can’t believe was almost too chicken to play Captain America.”
Evans signed a six-movie deal with Marvel to play the alterego of Steve Rogers.
“Most Marvel stories are about ordinary people becoming extraordinary,” said Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige.
Captain America will be released in America on 22nd July.
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