‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Behind The Shield Featurette

Chris Evans talks about the different types of shields used in shooting Marvel’s WWII superhero adventure.

A new, short featurette for Captain America: The First Avenger has arrived, which features star Chris Evans talking about the different shields he used as Steve Rogers during the production of this epic Marvel adventure. Check out the video below.

Director Joe Johnston had this to say about how many times Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) actually uses his shield in Captain America: The First Avenger.

"The whole thing about throwing the shield was given a lot of thought. And you know he just doesn't do it a lot in the movie. I'd say maybe four of five times? But when he does, it's a big deal; he really saves the day.He's not slinging it around all the time and using it randomly. He throws it when it's the right thing to do, and those are special moments. We opted to preserve those moment just to make them so special. He uses the shield a lot for protection, as you would expect, and as a weapon, like a battering ram; he slams it down almost like an ax of sorts, and he uses it as a pry bar. But when he throws it, those are the highlight-reel moments."

Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011 and stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.

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  1. the Narrator

    Awesome, save for the Norton logo everywhere. Lol.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  2. ParkWilliams

    @ignitedspade Ah, I see. That's entirely possible.

    4 years agoby @azadorFlag

  3. ignitedspade

    @azador by "all" i mean "most". Meaning we will see a lot more shield throwing in The Avengers. Other than the four or five times we will see in this movie.

    4 years agoby @ignitedspadeFlag

  4. ParkWilliams

    @ignitedspade There's shield throwing in the trailers.

    4 years agoby @azadorFlag

  5. Sean

    I think it likely will all come thru and pull thru. It's already looking like it will.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. skywise

    I hope this all comes together. So far Marvel Studios have pulled thru. Hoping its the same here.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. mb11

    i had the sheild ontop of me yaaaaay!!!

    4 years agoby @mbrandon11Flag

  8. Photoman

    It's easily could be a fail like Green Lantern. Hope it is not.

    4 years agoby @photomanFlag

  9. Silas Enterprises

    Well beating, Thor, Dare-Devil, Iron-man and Blade, or Batman will be tough

    4 years agoby @Silas-EnterprisesFlag

  10. Sean

    It might beat other the superheroes, but i think the movie "Thor" was pretty good too, as well as Iron Man and Iron Man 2.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. SomethingMore

    Let see can this one beat other superheroes

    4 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  12. Rudy

    I like the one with three stars on the top and the stripes on the bottom.

    4 years agoby @rudyFlag

  13. bud2fresh

    Oneday i'll own that shield damnit! But until then watching Cap kick ass with it will haft to do.

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  14. Silas Enterprises

    I am hoping this and the avengers end up being good my concerns are the version of Cap as well as the Hulk

    4 years agoby @Silas-EnterprisesFlag

  15. ignitedspade

    They're probably saving all the shield-throwing for The Avengers.

    4 years agoby @ignitedspadeFlag

  16. Sean

    I can not wait to see this movie !

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

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