Stanley Tucci Officially Cast in Marvel's Captain America Movie
by Alex Billington
June 7, 2010
Marvel works in weird ways. While they haven't confirmed much of the supporting cast (like Jeremy Renner or Neal McDonough), they have, out of nowhere, decided to officially announce (via ComingSoon) today that Stanley Tucci (last seen in The Lovely Bones) has joined the growing cast of Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger movie being directed by Joe Johnston. Tucci plays Dr. Abraham Erskine, the German scientist behind Project Rebirth, the secret experiment that created the Super Soldier we all know as Captain America. He joins a big cast that includes Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, and Hayley Atwell.
Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program during WWII that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige will produce Captain America: The First Avenger. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Louis D'Esposito will executive produce. The movie will be released in theaters everywhere on July 22nd, 2011 next summer and will be distributed by Paramount. Other than that, Marvel didn't announce any other cast members, so stay tuned as I'm sure there's still more to come.