- THE FIRST AVENGER ON THE SHIELD
So if you are excited and anxious for The First Avenger to hit the Big Screen, here are some details about Caps Shield!!!
Hero Complex spoke to the film's director, Joe Johnston, about that heady topic. Watch out for shield spoilers.
"The whole thing about throwing the shield was given a lot of thought," Johnston tells the site. "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."
Johnston says that too much tossing around of the vibranium disc would defeat the purpose.
"He's not slinging it around all the time and using it randomly," he says. "He throws it when it's the right thing to do, and those are special moments. We opted to preserve those moments 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."