I had the impression that the Iron Man franchise would remain the most ‘entertaining’ Marvel property as Thor‘s godly world needs a more serious approach in order to work, and Captain America is set during WWII with Nazi’s and people will red skulls for a face.
However in a recent interview director Joe Johnston revealed that he has just seen the first cut of Captain America and was thoroughly entertained, if he does say so himself.
From The L.A Times:
I watched the movie for the first time a few days ago and I just looked at the first cut and there is so much entertainment value — it’s just flat-out fun to watch. Maybe I’m somewhat biased — I was there [when we made it] — but, seriously, it’s funny, it’s exciting and there’s great visual effects. The movie is going to be something more than people are expecting. This movie is going to surprise some people. It is the origin story of Captain America but it is also something rare — it’s a period superhero film but there’s great action in it. You don’t normally think of guys driving around in 1939 sedans in an action film but there are some great action beats in it. It’s just a helluva lot of fun to watch.
You can read the rest of Johnston’s interview here, where he goes on to praise Chris Evans for his portrayal of Steve Rogers.
Captain America: The First Avenger will be released July 22nd and also Hugo Weaving as Red Skull, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Sebastian Stan as Bucky, Samuel L. Jackson as Nicky Fury and Tommy Lee Jones as General Chester Phillips