SDCC: Director Joe Johnson on Captain America

Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston told the Los Angeles Times the screen version of the hero will be true to his roots up to a certain point.

"We’re sort of putting a slightly different spin on Steve Rogers," said Joe Johnston, "He’s a guy that wants to serve his country but he’s not a flag-waver. We’re reinterpretating sort of what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was."

"He wants to serve his country, but he’s not this sort of jingoistic American flag-waver," Johnston added. "He’s just a good person. We make a point of that in the script: Don’t change who you are once you go from Steve Rogers to this super-soldier, you have to stay who you are inside, that’s really what’s important more than your strength and everything. It’ll be interesting and fun to put a different spin on the character and one that the fans are really going to appreciate."

You can read the full article here. Captain America: The First Avenger hits 3D and 2D theaters on July 22, 2011.