Captain America Movie Will Have Musical Numbers

| 7 Feb 2010 12:34

Ever wanted to see Captain America in a chorus line? No? You might want to avoid the upcoming movie then.

Remember that really awful part in Spiderman 3 in the jazz club - yes, I'm asking a specific awful part of Spiderman 3 - where Peter Parker does a little dance to make Mary Jane jealous? Remember how gut-wrenchingly cringe worthy it was? Well expect even worse when Captain America hits theatres in 2011.

Speaking to the LA Times, director Joe Johnston said that Cap's distinctive costume presented them with some problems, but with some very creative thinking, they managed to solve them:

"The costume is a flag, but the way we're getting around that is we have Steve Rogers forced into the USO circuit. After he's made into this super-soldier, they decide they can't send him into combat and risk him getting killed. He's the only one and they can't make more. So they say, 'You're going to be in this USO show' and they give him a flag suit. He can't wait to get out of it... So he's up on stage doing songs and dances with chorus girls and he can't wait to get out and really fight."

"When he does go AWOL, he covers up the suit but then, after a few things happen, he realizes that this uniform allows him to lead. By then, he's become a star in the public mind and a symbol. The guys get behind him because he embodies something special," he continued.

If you're wondering why this doesn't seem to make sense, don't worry, it's because it doesn't. The X-Men movies proved that you can successfully change costumes and still win fans over, and Bryan Hitch and Mark Millar's Ultimates not only updated the character for the 21st century, but presented a number of variants on the uniform that would look fine on film. Captain America's costume is jingoistic on purpose, and making him into an entertainer is fixing a problem that never existed in the first place.

Source: via io9

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