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‘Captain America’ Set Photos Prove Nerd Muscle Chamber Is Fake

These new photos from Paramount take us behind-the-scenes of Joe Johnston‘s Captain America: The First Avenger. Careful, Cap, cause if you’re shooting behind-the-scenes stuff, Aaron Sorkin will insist on being involved.

Here we see them filming the weakling-turns-into-buff-dude scene and the I’m-a-lady-and-don’t-want-to-sit-down-in-the-Jeep scene. The other two shots are production stills featuring Chris Evans as American Superhero Guy and Haley Atwell as Peggy Carter. I bet when these two finally hook-up, it’ll be like fireworks. Or rather, like a car exploding.

I feel like I’ve seen so many still photos from the movie that I could print them out, make a flip book of the complete film and save $37. Anyone know a printer who can do IMAX size? Speaking of ‘seen it before,’ you may see a lot of Indiana Jones influence in Captain America. Johnston addresses that in a recent interview with the LA Times. Quote below…

We used ‘Raiders’ as a template when we were developing the story, but we sort of moved away from it as time went on… This is futurism in the 1940s; if you went to 1942 and thought of what the future would be, that’s what the approach was. The villain has a much more futuristic style and his science and his apparatus — he has a whole design motif that is beyond 1942 but it’s what you might have perceived as futuristic from a 1942 vantage point… When you sit down to watch it, it’s certainly not ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ which is a very different kind of film in the final analysis. But sometimes when we had questions and we were stuck we would say, ‘What would Indiana Jones do?

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