In June Stanley Tucci was cast as Dr. Abraham Erskine in Captain America: The First Avenger who, in the comics, was a German scientist behind the project that created the serum turning Steve Rogers into Captain America.
Filming has been underway for around 2 months now, and the actor recently shared some details on his role and his experience on the film.
“I play Dr. Erskine who’s described as an elderly German scientist. I have to do an accent and be elderly. When they asked me to play him initially I was like ‘Is that like a compliment or is that an insult? I don’t know?’”
I shot with Chris [Evans], and Dominic Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones and Hayley Atwell. I love the role. It’s really well written. I’d never done anything like that before. I’ve always wanted to do a German accent. It’s so much fun. It’s really interesting. Very good script, great experience. I was shooting it in London and I go back in a month and a half.
Getting an Oscar nominee such as Tucci for a supporting role was a welcomed move. Director Joe Johnston’s work on The Wolfman and Jurassic Park 3 hasn’t been that encouraging, but with Marvel and Joss Whedon having input the movie should turn out well and set up The Avengers nicely.
Captain America: The First Avenger will be released next July.