First Avenger: Captain America will feature The Invaders, says Director

First Avenger: Captain America will feature The Invaders, says Director

CHUD has a great story speaking to diector Joe Johnston on the Invaders and how they will feature in the film. Check It Out!

By DCMarvelFreshman - Feb 07, 2010 02:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Captain America
Source: CHUD

Joe Johnston has let out a lot at the press conference yesterday, including casting, locations, costume, and the villain. Well now over at CHUD, editor, Devin Faraci, reveals his conversation with Joe, featuring The Invaders.

"Yesterday I talked with The First Avenger: Captain America director Joe Johnston at the press day for The Wolfman, and he revealed to me that The Invaders were going to be a major presence in the film. 'They'll be in the entire second half,' he said.

Johnston also told me that The Invaders will be six members strong, so if you add Bucky and the Red Skull The First Avenger: Captain America might very well feature nine costumed characters, surely some kind of a record outside of a straight up team franchise like X-Men.

Earlier during the press conference Johnston had said that his Captain America would be played (hopefully) by a newcomer and that he would surrounded by name actors. Could The Invaders be roles for better known actors? The European team is definitely included as a way to sell a movie with Captain America overseas (Feige said as much at Comic Con), so why not throw some name actors in there?

Who will be on The Invaders? Johnston wouldn't say, but here are some possibilities, based on the comics"

MarvelFreshman: It's really smart that Marvel is using the rights to their chracters to their advantage. And putting the WW2 era stuff in the film, instead going back and doing other origins, for other WW2 characters. Just awesome. What do you think?
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Breasticles7 - 2/7/2010, 2:23 PM
superotherside - 2/7/2010, 2:25 PM
you beat me breasticles7!!!
dolor006 - 2/7/2010, 2:25 PM
i think it could work.. :) also, a little off topic.. im damn tired of all these adds... i dont even want to watch the wolfman movie now..
dolor006 - 2/7/2010, 2:26 PM
ive been coming here for a llllonnnngg time and never posted but these ads are forcing me to do so.. i dont want to stop coming here!!! CBM do something!!!
Breasticles7 - 2/7/2010, 2:26 PM
Finally I was the first :)
RedSasquatch - 2/7/2010, 2:26 PM
I wasn't to excited for this movie but as more and more stuff is coming out, I can feel my anticipation rising
Breasticles7 - 2/7/2010, 2:26 PM
You were bitten by the beast...
superotherside - 2/7/2010, 2:29 PM
this does sound pretty awesome but I don't know who are the invaders? I guess I'm going to have to do investigating
answer - 2/7/2010, 2:37 PM
This is cool but I hope they dont over do it taking away from the story! I'm happy with big name actors in I just hope they are happy about taking a back seat to Captain America! :)
KeithM - 2/7/2010, 2:39 PM
Where are all the haters saying this will suck now? :D

(I know - they'll still say it - what can you do?)

Sounds uber-awesome.

@dolor: (and anyone else bothered by ANY ads) - get adblock (you have Firefox right? If you're still using IE then you deserve everything you get...) No more ads. Easy.
JYCowboy - 2/7/2010, 2:43 PM
I don't see The Invaders there for cameo fodder. I think they will show Caps ability to lead a group of superpowered individuals beyond normal military protocal. That how I would structure the story for the lead in to The Avengers.
TheQuestion - 2/7/2010, 2:47 PM
This is awesome news. We get to see Namore, The Human Torch (android), Bucky and Cap altogther for the first time on film? How can you NOT love this news? Excellent way to attract an international audience, build on the MCU, and provide the fans with a real treat. This may prove to be a master stroke for Marvel.
DCMarvelFreshman - 2/7/2010, 2:49 PM
@TheAnswer The film is about Captain America no doubt. You should know that the First Avenger part of the name, isn't just there for the Avengers 2012 & finance overseas.

The film has to stand on it's own feet, so I suspect that they will completely ignore the Invaders as their name, but call them the Avengers instead, giving the First Avenger part some support & reason.

weapon925 - 2/7/2010, 2:53 PM
Other than the Human Torch who else is on the Invaders? Also Torch can't be used since he is a Fox toon. Any ideas how that could play out?
Superheromoviefan - 2/7/2010, 2:55 PM
Now I understand what he was talking about.Is anyone remember what he said?
"There going to be more then one Captain America" or somthing like that.We should have see this coming.
I'm sure that in the Invaders are going to be Captain America, Bucky, U.S. Agent and Union Jack.
CorndogBurglar - 2/7/2010, 2:56 PM
@ Joey misfit

Originally Cap's shield wasn't adamantium. it was a vibranium-"unkown iron" alloy. Adamantium wasn't discovered in the marvel universe until after WWII. a scientist tried to duplicate Cap's shield without the Vibranium part, and he resulted in the creation of Adamantium.

so they really wouldn't even need to mention adamantium if they couldn't, or didn't want to.'s_Shield

fun facts for fun people!
CorndogBurglar - 2/7/2010, 2:57 PM
@ superheromoviefan

why US Agent?? he wasn't in the invaders. US Agent came way after Cap was already unfrozen. He took Cap's place when he quit being cap and became Nomad.
DCMarvelFreshman - 2/7/2010, 2:58 PM
@weapon925 Your avatar looks awesome. Do you have a larger version.
answer - 2/7/2010, 2:59 PM
@Freshman, You could be right mate!

Dont think they'll use the Human Torch cos it'll just confuse the masses because of FF! I also cant be arsed watching it with my mates who I know will just piss me off with stupid questions asking "How is this guy so young in the future?" all the way through the film!
Scion - 2/7/2010, 3:00 PM
So who might we see?

Obviously CAP and Bucky but who else?

The rest are...

The Human Torch(android)- probably not
Toro - probably not
Namor the Sub-Mariner - LIKELY-
Union Jack - LIKELY
Miss America - probably not
Whizzer - possibly
Blazing Skull - probably not
Silver Scorpion - probably not

A four man team (CAP, Bucky, Union Jack & Namor) could go over pretty well.

Am I missing anyone?

This will definitely have a Watchmen type feel to it pertaining to the WWII heroes.
lee666 - 2/7/2010, 3:00 PM
Wa Wa wa..tired of the ad's,,get firefox and download flashblock stops the ad's!! Why bad mouth Wolverine Origins, very underrated movie...Deadpool with his mouth sewed shut....Gambit with a vanishing Cajun Accent...and all the cameo guests shot's with well written dialogue!!! You people have got to STOP drinkin the LEE777 Kool-aid!!! He MUST BE STOPPED!!!
weapon925 - 2/7/2010, 3:01 PM
@MarvelFreshman Look in the Avengers poster contest, bro.
lee666 - 2/7/2010, 3:01 PM
Ohhhh..and say "YES" to re-boots!!!
Superheromoviefan - 2/7/2010, 3:03 PM
@CorndogBurglar - No way in the movie are going to appear the classic Invaders.This means no namor and human torch.The director has also said that is going to be more then one Captain America.Also the movies aren't always like the comics.
KeithM - 2/7/2010, 3:04 PM
@weapon925: they could just call him "The Torch", leaving out the "Human" bit... (after all, he wasn't - human that is).

@scion: you missed out Spitfire... I think she'll be there.
joob234 - 2/7/2010, 3:05 PM
i thought marvel cant use namor cuz fox has rights to his character through the fantastic 4
lee666 - 2/7/2010, 3:06 PM
Marvel Freshman..I forgot..Great Job as normal!!!
KeithM - 2/7/2010, 3:06 PM
@joob: If that does come up, I'm sure Marvel will call "prior claim" with the Invaders. Namor was around before the modern Marvel Universe, so Fox would have a hard time claiming he "came with the FF package" unless those rights were specifically given away in the original deal...
CarnageNeverFails - 2/7/2010, 3:10 PM
Bring on the FORGOTTEN 6!!!!!!! after seeing the episodes of spider with them I think it would be Awesome to see them on the big screen... especially Black Marvel and Destroyer. It would also be neat to see them be in the middle of a battle and there powers shut off and everyone relies on cap to save them haha(sounds like the type of scenario to take up half a movie to me, =\ ). Im already in my seat now.. Hope my popcorn dont get cold.
KeithM - 2/7/2010, 3:12 PM
@superheromoviefan: Do you have a quote for where Johnston says there will be more than one Cap?

From what I read, he's said that Cap will go through multiple iterations (i.e. Pre-SS, USO Cap, AWOL non-Cap, AWOL Cap, Non-AWOL Cap and Modern Cap). but I haven't read anything about more than one guy BEING Cap... If you know different though, please enlighten us.

Same with your comment about "no way will they use the classic invaders" - just your opinion or inside knowledge?
ngu13 - 2/7/2010, 3:13 PM
ow ..... maybe namor ...bucky has to be their ...damm... ..joob234 was rite ,, dam,, fox,,,cant think of 5 others worth being in the film unless their gana do a spin off if cap is crap ...hope not ....should of done the ww2 wolverine fake tralier as their is a cartoon ..with captian america an wolverine would help them to tie up their fxxx ups ....who knows what the futer holds for the films we love and want done as they are ment to be done on film as they are in the comic
luffycapri - 2/7/2010, 3:14 PM
cool news
CorndogBurglar - 2/7/2010, 3:16 PM
@ superheromoviefan

this movie is being made by marvel. they've done a pretty good job of sticking to source material. there is no evidence whatsoever to think they WOULDN'T use the original invaders. if they are important for the whole 2nd half of the movie, then this sounds like a very GOOD way to introduce Namor.

also, you say Johnston said there will be more than one Cap, but it sounds like you're forgetting about Isaiah Bradley, the actual First Captain America. don't be surprised if he has a cameo in the beginning of the movie.

CorndogBurglar - 2/7/2010, 3:18 PM
@ keith

its his opinion. this is actually the first news anyone has had about the invaders even being in it. so there's no telling if they'll use the originals from the comics or not.
rook187 - 2/7/2010, 3:18 PM
That's great to hear(unlike the Wolfman promo)It would be cool to see Namor and Union Jack on the big screen too.
Ranger14 - 2/7/2010, 3:19 PM
Very cool news, indeed!
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