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Joss Whedon says The Avengers is told from Captain America’s perspective

14 January 2012

With the release of Joss Whedon's The Avengers fast approaching, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator reveals that The Avengers mainly takes place from the perspective of Chris Evans's Captain America.

The prolific filmmaker explains to Entertainment Weekly that Evans's "ultimate loner" perfectly represented the team of outcasts assembled for his forthcoming superhero epic "So much of The Avengers story takes place from Steve Rogers' perspective, since he's the guy who just woke up and sees this weird-ass world.

Everyone else has been living in it. He's the guy that feels that sense of loss. The Avengers is very much about people who are alone - because I'm writing it, there is an anachronism to him, and Chris and I have always tried to, without making it goofy or too obvious, make him that same grounded '40s Steve Rogers he was in the other movie."

Whedon's highly anticipated ensemble superhero epic The Avengers comes to cinemas on April 27 and sees Evans in a more traditional outfit as Captain America alongside fellow superheroes Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Iron Man, The Hulk and Nick Fury played by Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Samuel L. Jackson respectively as they unite against villain Tom Hiddleston as Loki.

They'll be supported by Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stellan Skarsgård, Clark Gregg and Jenny Agutter.

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