Stanley Tucci on His Captain America Role, the Script, and Director Joe Johnston
08.30.10 by BJSprecher
One of the most important characters in the Marvel comic book universe is a virtually unknown scientist by the name of Abraham Erskine. If not for the German émigré’s creation of the Super-Soldier Serum and Vita-Rays, young Steve Rogers would never have been transformed into Captain America, a hero who, after being frozen during WWII and thawed in modern times, would go on to save the entire world multiple times as the leader of the super-team known as The Avengers.
In a recent interview with ScreenCrave, the actor who will portray Erskine in Marvel’s currently-in-production movie adaptation, Captain America: The First Avenger, Academy Award-nominated actor Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), gushed about the role. He also spoke highly of the script, which was written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, with a bit of script-doctoring by Joss Whedon.
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.
In a separate interview with MTV, Tucci praised the vision of the director of Captain America.
Joe Johnston is a wonderful guy and I love the way he's shooting it, it's really interesting, it's beautiful-looking. There's a real power to it and the design is stunning.
Tucci said that he shot for several weeks in London with title star Chris Evans, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell and Tommy Lee Jones and that he will be going back to complete filming the role in a month and a half. Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, Toby Jones and Neal McDonough also star.