Stanley Tucci Joins First Avenger: Captain America
06.08.10 by Ryan
Marvel doesn't officially announce its casting often. More typical is the recent "in talks" news of Jeremy Renner and Neal McDonough (Renner was cast as Hawkeye in The Avengers and McDonough as Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan in The First Avenger: Captain America).
Apparently, negotiations were more swift with Stanley Tucci, who has officially joined Captain America. Marvel's press release has Tucci cast as Dr. Abraham Erskine, according to ComingSoon.
Marvel's press release has Tucci cast as Dr. Abraham Erskine, according to ComingSoon.
A German biologist and physicist, Dr. Erskine is in charge of Project Rebirth — the secret experiment that will inject Steve Rogers with the Super Soldier serum, transforming him into Captain America. Unlike the other Marvel movies, Captain America is set in Europe during World War II, focusing on his fights against the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).
Tucci joins a growing ensemble cast that includes Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Hayley Atwell, and (as Hayley let slip) Tommy Lee Jones in a still unspecified role.
The First Avenger: Captain America, written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, will be directed by Joe Johnston. The movie starts production in July in London, England.